Paper thin: Stagnating downstream manufactuing activity has stifled industry revenue

The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry converts purchased paperboard into containers, including boxes, corrugated sheets, pads, pallets, paper dishes, fiber drums and reels. Most of these products are used in industrial applications such as packaging; therefore, industry revenue moves in line with general manufacturing activity and consumer demand. The industry at large has benefited over the past five years from growth in e-commerce spending, which necessitates more cardboard than brick-and-mortar retail because items much be individually packaged. In Pennsylvania, the industry is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 0.5% over the five years to 2018. This includes projected growth of 1.6% to $3.2 billion in 2018 alone...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry growth has been subdued due to stagnation in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector
  • Additional Insights for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labor
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Spending in Pennsylvania and commerce sales in the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry?

    This industry converts purchased paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging solutions. The industry produces 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Spending in Pennsylvania
  • commerce sales
  • External competition for the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry
  • Manufacturing GDP for Pennsylvania

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Other paperboard containers
  • Folding paperboard boxes
  • Chart: Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Food, beverage and agricultural producers
  • Wholesale and retail sectors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    International Paper Co., Packaging Corporation of America, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Newman & Co. Inc.,
  • Table: International Paper Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Packaging Corporation of America - financial performance
  • Table: Georgia-Pacific LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Newman & Co. Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania 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 Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Pennsylvania Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Manufacturing GDP for Pennsylvania (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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.
  • Rigid-Sided Cardboard Boxes
  • Boxes that are manufactured so that they cannot be folded and unfolded and are shipped in their original form.
  • 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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