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WASHINGTON, USA, Oct 22, 2012 – The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2012 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report today.

Containerboard production rose 2.3% over June 2012 but fell 2.2% compared to same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production decreased 1%. The containerboard operating rate for July 2012 lost one point over June 2012 from 96.3% to 95.3%.

To purchase the complete report with detailed tables, please contact Dina Menton at or 202-463-2710.

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