Overview

Boxed up: Rising downstream markets will keep industry revenue growth steady

IBISWorld’s Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Food and beverage producers will continue to provide a stable source of demand for industry products
  • Operators have hired more employees given the stable economic landscape
  • Increased profitability will depend on capacity changes and cost-cutting measures

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has benefited from rising manufacturing activity and the stability of purchases from food, beverage and agricultural producers. Conditions for the industry over the next five years will remain dependent upon activity within key downstream industries that use cardboard packaging products. Industrial production is forecast to improve over the five years to 2022 as consumer spending picks up. However, the growth of input prices such as the world price of wood pulp, which affects paperboard prices, will restrain industry profit margin growth. In addition, continued capital expenditure will boost labor productivity and lower operating costs...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry is home to an estimated 2,035 establishments, representing a 0.8% annualized decline from 2,117 establishments in 2012. Many companies have downsized operations during the five-year period; some operators have consolidated to improve profitability, while others have left the industry due to poor returns. The industry is distributed relatively evenly across the United States, as the bulky and inexpensive nature of industry products makes transporting goods across long distances unprofitable. Most establishments are located near key suppliers, such as paper and paperboard mills, and key consumer markets.

    Southeast

    The Southeast region is home to an estimated 25.4% of the nation’s total industry establishments. Est..

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    Additional Insights for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labor
  • Economies of scale
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    Industry Products

    What is the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry converts purchased paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging solutions. Industry operators produce corrugated and solid cardboard packaging for a range of sectors and industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, shipping and retail, among others.

    Industry Products
    Corrugated and solid fiber boxes
    Folding paperboard boxes
    Other paperboard containers
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing corrugated and solid fiber boxes
    Manufacturing folding paperboard boxes
    Manufacturing nonfolding sanitary food containers
    Manufacturing fiber cans, tubes, drums and similar products
    Manufacturing rigid-sided setup paperboard boxes

    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
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • commerce sales
  • External competition for the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry
  • Industrial production index
  • Consumer spending

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profitability
  • Going global
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand picks up
  • Offshoring and trade
  • Substitutes and preferences
  • Table: Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Paper Mills
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Printing
  • Recycling Facilities

  • Products & Services
  • Corrugated and solid fiber boxes
  • Folding paperboard boxes
  • Other paperboard containers
  • Chart: Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic woes
  • Industry changes
  • Consumer preferences

  • Major Markets
  • Food, beverage and agricultural producers
  • Wholesale and retail sectors
  • Miscellaneous
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cardboard Box & 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 and depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    WestRock CompanyInternational Paper Co.Packaging Corp. of America
  • Table: WestRock Company - financial performance
  • Table: International Paper Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Packaging Corp. of America - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cardboard Box & 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 Cardboard Box & 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)
  • Industrial production index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Containerboard
  • A form of paperboard specially manufactured for the production of corrugated cardboard. The term encompasses linerboard and corrugating medium.
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is widely used in the manufacture of corrugated boxes and shipping containers.
  • Sanitary Food Containers
  • Nonfolding cartons made for food storage. Cartons for liquids can be fabricated from laminates of paperboard, foil and polyethylene.
  • Solid Fiber Box
  • A box constructed by layers of paperboard or paper and paperboard that are laminated together to produce a thicker, heavier sheet and a more durable product.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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