TITLE

U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Paper & Packaging

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Paper & Packaging;2004 1st Quarter, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Industry Profile
DOC. TYPE
Industry Overview
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. paper and packaging industry. Total paper production for 2003 was almost 3.0% from year-earlier levels. Inventories also decreased, and operating rates stayed below 90%. During the fourth quarter, processed food production declined slightly from year-earlier levels, but beverage manufacturing grew nearly 5.0%. Pharmaceuticals output during the fourth quarter also increased approximately 4.0%. Capacity has declined for the last three years. Bleached board capacity declined over 3.0% in 2003 and will decline further in 2004. Out of all the boxboard producers, recycled board mills suffered from the largest over-capacity problems.
ACCESSION #
14621240

 

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