Crushing cans: Plastic containers will continue to pose a competitive threat in key markets

Revenue for the Metal Can and Container Manufacturing industry has declined over the five years to 2017, due to weakened downstream demand, falling aluminum prices and competition from substitute products. Moving forward, industry growth is projected to remain sluggish due to declining consumption of sugary soda and stagnant expenditure on alcohol. In addition, growth will be constrained by competition from plastic and other nonmetal substitutes. However, the price of aluminum is anticipated to rise over the five years to 2022, alleviating conditions for operators...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining aluminum prices and rising external competition have posed challenges for the industry
  • Revenue is susceptible to fluctuations in raw material prices, particularly of aluminum
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol is expected to remain low, limiting growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in this industry are moderate and the result of the high saturation and competition characterizing the market for metal cans and containers. Under these conditions competitive pricing has become the primary means of successfully differentiating products and capturing markets. While competitive pricing may be viable for established companies with economies of scale in production and low per-unit manufacturing costs, the same cannot be said of new entrants with significant overhead and startup costs. Therefore, an entrant will likely need to endure a prolonged period of operating at a loss and manage debt effectively if it is to successfully penetrate the domestic market. Exp...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost management
  • Close customer relationships
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita expenditure on alcohol and Per capita soft drink consumption in the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures light metal cans made of aluminum or steel and used as beverage and food containers. Steel shipping barrels, drums, pails and other fabricated steel boxes are also manufactured by this industry and account for a small share of revenue. This industry does not manufacture foil containers or heavy metal containers.

    Industry Products
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Steel barrels, drums, pails and boxes
  • Other metal containers
  • Industry Activities
  • Aluminum can
  • Steel and tin can
  • Steel pail
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Per capita soft drink consumption
  • World price of aluminum
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Weak demand
  • Competitive challenges
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Stagnating demand and substitute competition
  • Aluminum prices and consolidation buoy revenue
  • Table: Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Seafood Preparation
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Soda Production
  • Juice Production
  • Breweries
  • Paint Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Steel Rolling & Drawing

  • Products & Services
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Other metal containers
  • Steel barrels, drums, pails and boxes
  • Chart: Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Non-alcoholic beverage companies
  • Alcoholic beverage companies
  • Food processors
  • Other packaging companies
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Can & Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ball Corporation, Silgan Holdings Inc., Crown Holdings Inc.,
  • Table: Ball Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Silgan Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Crown Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of aluminum (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Made from steel or aluminum, an end is added to a three-piece or two-piece can to seal the container.
  • Pail
  • A bucket
  • Three-Piece Can
  • A can manufactured from flat steel sheets and coated internally and externally, with tops and bottoms and then attached. It is used for food, juice, paint and other products.
  • Two-Piece Can
  • A can made from steel or aluminum in the form of a cup-shaped container with an end added to it. It is used for food, beverages and other nonfood products.
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