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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32221 | Sep 2016

Out of the box: Improving economic conditions and cardboard product price increases have led to industry growth

IBISWorld’s Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite recovering revenue, weak operating conditions have forced companies to restructure and downsize
  • Cost-cutting measures implemented by industry operators have boosted profit margins
  • Increased profitability will depend on capacity changes and cost-cutting measures
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although cardboard continues to be one of the most widely used materials for packaging, operators in the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry could not avoid the impact of the recession. While the economic downturn negatively affected industry performance in 2009, general improvements in the macroeconomic landscape have since contributed to moderate industry growth. In the coming years, offshoring of manufacturing facilities is expected affect the industry, reducing domestic demand for cardboard from the packaging and transportation sectors... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Sales of cardboard boxes and containers largely reflect US economic health. The macroeconomic landscape has been stable over the five years to 2016, helping the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing industry grow over the period. Cardboard is the most widely used form of packaging for transporting goods in the United States. Therefore, industry performance largely depends on demand from food, beverage, automobile, electronics, paper and clothing manufacturing. In the past five years, the industry has benefited from rising manufacturing activity and the stability of purchases from food, beverage and agricultural producers. However, the fall in the price of wood pulp led to lower cardboard prices, which decreased revenue in 2015 for producers. Ove.. ... purchase to read more

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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food manufacturing and External competition for the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry in the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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. 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
    Cardboard boxesFolding cartonsNonfolding sanitary food containersFiber cans, tubes and drumsRigid-sided cardboard boxes
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing corrugated and solid fiber boxesManufacturing folding paperboard boxesManufacturing nonfolding sanitary food containersManufacturing fiber cans, tubes, drums and similar productsManufacturing 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
  • External competition for the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry
  • Industrial production index
  • Consumer spending
  • World price of wood pulp
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Stagnant profitability
  • Globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Industrial production picks up
  • Downstream 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
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Folding cartons
  • Nonfolding sanitary food containers
  • Fiber cans, tubes and drums
  • Rigid-sided cardboard boxes
  • 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
  • Paper and other product producers
  • Retail and wholesale trade sectors
  • Miscellaneous manufacturers
  • Chemical, plastic and rubber product producers
  • 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
  • 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 Company
    International 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 (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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