Industry shipments of corrugated products decreased 0.2 percent, from 32.73 bsf in November of 2017 to 32.65 bsf in November of 2018, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) reported. Average week shipments also shrank by 0.2 percent over the same period. November shipments of corrugated products, however, increased 1.8 percent ytd or 0.9 percent.
Containerboard consumption also decreased in November, from 2.652 million tons in 2017 to 2.631 million tons in 2018, or 0.8 percent. Consumption is up 1.8 percent year-to-date over 2017.
Read additional coverage on Page 4 of the December 24 issue of Board Converting News.
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