SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 15, 2013 (RISI) -
US corrugated box shipments in July jumped 2.9% from a year ago, while containerboard inventories grew 110,000 tons from the prior month, according to Fibre Box Assn (FBA) and American Forest and Paper Assn (AF&PA) statistics released today.
Box shipments in July totaled 30.749 billion ft2, up 2.9% from a year ago on the same number of 21 "official" shipping days in both periods, according to FBA. Year-to-date shipments are up 0.1% actual and 0.8% average-week, adjusted for one less shipping day this year.
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