What Cardboard Prices Tell Us About the State of the Economy

Cardboard prices are pointing to better times ahead. 

Producers are lifting prices for the thick paper used to make delivery boxes for the first time since the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates early last year.  

It is a sign that the inventory hoarding that characterized the postpandemic recovery is ending. If history is a guide, more expensive cardboard also suggests the economy is revving up

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