Industry revenue was adversely impacted by the global recession, with falling industrial production in developed markets outweighing relatively strong performances in China, India and other emerging markets. The majority of industry companies operate locally, providing cardboard boxes to companies within a relatively short distance from their facilities. While industry products will face continued competition from substitute plastic packaging, falling input prices and the environmental advantages of industry products are expected to more than offset this trend.
Operators in this industry convert paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging solutions. The industry produces corrugated and solid cardboard packaging for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, shipping, retail and others. Flexible packaging like paper bags and plastic sacks are excluded.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.