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

The Metal Can & Container Manufacturing industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The most influential factor on the structural development of the Metal Can and Container Manufacturing industry has been the geographic spread of its customer markets. Locating manufacturing facilities close to customer markets reduces transportation and distribution costs. These costs can be significant given the low value and high volume of the industry's products. Consequently, most cans are manufactured within a few hundred miles of a client's business.

    Other less-influential factors include the presence of supplying industries and access to export markets through infrastructure such as seaports. Due to these factors industry establishments are concentrated in areas with developed manufacturing industries. The..

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    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
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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    End
  • 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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