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US box shipments still sluggish in June as inventories drop 11,000 tons

SAN FRANCISCO , July 17, 2014 (RISI) - 

US corrugated box shipments remained lackluster in June as containerboard inventories dropped by 11,000 tons despite mills running at 97.1% of capacity, according to the latest industry statistics.

Box shipments increased 4.1% to 30.119 billion ft2 in June on an actual basis but were down 0.8% average-week, adjusted for one more shipping day in the latest month, the Fibre Box Assn. (FBA) reported.

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