This report forecasts US corrugated and paperboard box demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: corrugated and solid fiber boxes, folding paperboard boxes, and set-up paperboard boxes. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: food and beverages, paper and publishing, chemical and pharmaceutical, other nonfood nondurable goods, durable goods, and nonmanufacturing.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and shipments in dollars are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. In addition, paperboard box shipments in tons are provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.