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World Corrugated Boxes


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World Corrugated Boxes

World demand to grow 4% annually through 2017

World demand for corrugated boxes willrise 4.0 percent per year to 226 billionsquare meters in 2017. Advances willrepresent a notable acceleration from the2007-2012 period, in which most developedworld markets in North Americaand Western Europe experienced sluggishincreases -- or even declines -- incorrugated box demand. Going forward,gains will be driven by an improvedeconomic outlook as these regionscontinue to recover from the globaleconomic downturn.

As economies strengthen, demand formanufactured goods will increase as amatter of course, stimulating sales ofrelated packaging like corrugated boxes.The continued expansion of the electronicshopping market will drive heightenedrequirements for corrugated boxes usedin the fulfillment of such sales. Advanceswill also be fueled by the expanded food,beverage and durable goods output, whilerising construction spending will stimulatedemand for goods and materials (andtheir related boxes) used in constructionapplications.

Opportunities are also anticipated forretail-ready, or shelf-ready, corrugatedbox packaging, which is increasinglydemanded by retailers as a means ofcontrolling labor costs. Retail-readycorrugated boxes are designed to enableproducts to be placed on store shelveswith minimal preparation. Such boxestend to incorporate clean tearing featuresthat allow the boxes to be converted fromshipping containers into display trayswithout the use of box knives.

Asia/Pacific market to remain largest, fastest growing
The Asia/Pacific region will remain thelargest and fastest-growing outlet forcorrugated boxes through 2017. Gainswill continue to be driven by the largemarket in China; although slowing fromthe double digit growth seen during the2002-2012 period, the country will poststrong gains going forward. Corrugatedbox demand in the region will alsobenefit from healthy gains in countriessuch as India and Vietnam, althoughsubpar increases in the Japanese marketwill temper this to some extent. Aboveaveragegrowth is also forecast forCentral and South America and in Africa/Mideast regions, areas in which corrugateddemand per capita is below theworld average. Although North Americaand Western Europe will post belowaverage gains, corrugated box demand inthese markets will rebound from 2007-2012 declines.

Demand for containerboard, the primaryraw material for corrugated boxes, willalso accelerate from the slow growth ofthe 2007-2012 period. However, volumegrowth will be restrained by the heighteneduse of lighter weight, high performancecontainerboard in light of sustainabilityand cost control efforts. NorthAmerica and Western Europe will alsosee demand improve from the declines ofthe 2007-2012 period, with both regionscontinuing to be net exporters of containerboard.The Asia/Pacific region willremain the leading market for containerboardwith strong growth in demandanticipated for China, India, Indonesia,and Vietnam. However, although containerboardproduction is expected to outpacedemand, the region will remain a netimporter of containerboard. In both theAfrica/Mideast and Central and SouthAmerica regions, containerboard productionwill expand faster than demand,although both markets will remain netimporters. Containerboard demand inEastern Europe is expected to expand atan average pace.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Personal Consumption Expenditures
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Manufacturing Overview
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Paper & Paperboard Outlook
      • Table WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)
    • World Food & Beverage Manufacturing
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • Competitive Technologies
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • Pricing Trends
  • RAW MATERIALS
    • General
    • Containerboard
      • Table WORLD CONTAINERBOARD DEMAND BY REGION & GRADE (million metric tons)
      • Recycled Board & Medium
      • Kraft Linerboard
      • Semichemical Medium Board
      • International Containerboard Production
        • Table WORLD CONTAINERBOARD PRODUCTION (thousand metric tons)
      • International Containerboard Trade
        • Table WORLD CONTAINERBOARD NET EXPORTS (thousand metric tons)
    • Other Materials
      • Adhesives
      • Inks
      • Waxes
  • WORLD CORRUGATED BOX OVERVIEW
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY REGION (billion square meters)
      • Production
        • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion square meters)
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX NET EXPORTS (million square meters)
    • Markets
      • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (billion square meters)
      • Food & Beverage
        • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)
      • Nonfood Nondurables
        • Table WORLD NONFOOD NONDURABLES CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)
      • Other Markets
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Corrugated Box Trends
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
    • North America: Containerboard Trends
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table UNITED STATES: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table CANADA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table MEXICO: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Corrugated Box Trends
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
    • Western Europe: Containerboard Trends
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Belgium
      • Table BELGIUM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table BELGIUM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table FRANCE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table GERMANY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table ITALY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Netherlands
      • Table NETHERLANDS: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table NETHERLANDS: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table SPAIN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Corrugated Box Trends
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
    • Asia/Pacific: Containerboard Trends
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table AUSTRALIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table CHINA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table INDIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table INDONESIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table JAPAN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Malaysia
      • Table MALAYSIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table MALAYSIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Philippines
      • Table PHILIPPINES: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table PHILIPPINES: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Taiwan
      • Table TAIWAN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table TAIWAN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Thailand
      • Table THAILAND: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table THAILAND: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Vietnam
      • Table VIETNAM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table VIETNAM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Corrugated Box Trends
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Central & South America: Containerboard Trends
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Argentina
        • Table ARGENTINA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table ARGENTINA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table BRAZIL: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Corrugated Box Trends
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Eastern Europe: Containerboard Trends
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table POLAND: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table RUSSIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Corrugated Box Trends
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Africa/Mideast: Containerboard Trends
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table TURKEY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Corrugated Box Market Share
    • Containerboard Market Share
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Alliabox International SL
      • Amcor Limited
      • Bio-PAPPEL SAB de CV
      • Carter Holt Harvey Limited
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • DS Smith plc
      • Duropack GmbH
      • Emin Leydier SA
      • Europac Group
      • Induspac Incorporated
      • International Paper Company
      • KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
      • Klabin SA
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited
      • Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Incorporated
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Metsä Group
      • Mondi Group
      • Nampak Limited
      • Nine Dragons Paper Holdings Limited
      • Oji Holdings Corporation
      • Packaging Corporation of America
      • Rengo Company Limited
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • ROSSMANN SAS
      • SA Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa
      • San Miguel Corporation
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Stora Enso Oyj
      • THIMM Group
      • Visy Pty Limited

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