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Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes


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Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes is projected to exceed $39 billion in 2018. Gains will improve from the performance of the 2008-2013 period as manufacturing output continues to recover from low levels following the 2007-2009 recession. A rebound in the production of nondurable goods such as food, beverages, cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals, and cleaning products will fuel heightened requirements for related shipping and other boxes. Other factors supporting increases will include accelerated output of durable goods, improved consumer spending growth, a rebound in construction spending, and further rapid growth for online shopping. Value increases will also be helped by the growing presence of value added box types, such as display-ready boxes and boxes with high quality graphics.

Economic recovery to drive most product segments
Corrugated and solid fiber box opportunities will be driven by a recovery in the manufacturing sector coupled with their position as the shipping container of choice for a broad array of durable and nondurable goods. Volume advances will reflect expanded use of lighter weight, high performance paperboard grades that can provide compression strength similar to that of corrugated boxes made from traditional heavier weight paperboard.

Folding carton demand will improve from the performance of the 2008-2013 period and will be supported by a rebound in nondurable goods output and expanded opportunities in carryout food applications. However, advances will be restrained by competition from other packaging formats -- particularly flexible packaging. Set-up boxes will remain a specialty niche in the box industry, with imports comprising an increasing share of demand. Nonetheless, prospects will be helped by an improved outlook for discretionary spending and boxes’ entrenched position as upscale packaging for fragrances, premium confectionery products, and gift sets.

Food & beverage market to remain dominant
Food and beverages represent the largest single market for corrugated and paperboard boxes, accounting for 50 percent of total demand in 2013. Segments that are expected to post above average gains include produce; meat, poultry, and seafood; dairy; and beverage, with sugar and confectionery, baked goods, and grain mill product uses expected to grow more slowly. Despite sustainability efforts aimed at reducing excess packaging by eliminating boxes and cartons or reducing the amount of paperboard utilized in food and beverage cartons, ongoing opportunities in the vast food and beverage market will be based on a combination of relatively low cost, protective performance, and a well developed infrastructure for recycling.

Nonmanufacturing market to grow the fastest
The durable goods market will post a rebound through 2018, supported by heightened output following low levels of recent years. Moreover, a rebound in construction activity will drive demand for household appliances, furniture and other durable goods, as well as related boxes. The nonmanufacturing market will be the fastest rising box market through 2018 and beyond, propelled by the continuing popularity of online shopping and greater use of carryout food boxes in the foodservice industry in light of growing restrictions on foam carryout containers.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic & Household Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Retail Sales
      • Table RETAIL SALES
    • Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook
      • Table E-COMMERCE & MAIL ORDER SHOPPING SALES
    • Packaging Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass & Wood
    • Competitive Packaging Materials
      • Sustainability
      • Aesthetics
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-1 CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET, 2003-2013
    • Pricing Trends & Product Mix
      • Table CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX PRICING
    • Paperboard Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-2 PAPERBOARD PRICING, 2003-2013
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Markets
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table FOREIGN TRADE IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES
  • MATERIALS
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table PAPERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Unbleached Kraft Board
        • Table UNBLEACHED KRAFT BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Recycled Board
        • Table RECYCLED BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Semichemical Board
        • Table SEMICHEMICAL BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Bleached Kraft Board
        • Table BLEACHED KRAFT BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Paperboard Consumption in Boxes
      • Table PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN BOXES BY GRADE & BOX TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN BOXES BY GRADE, 2013
      • Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes
        • Table PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOXES BY MATERIAL & GRADE
      • Folding Paperboard Boxes
        • Table PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOXES
      • Set-Up Paperboard Boxes
        • Table PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOXES
    • Other Materials Consumption in Boxes
      • Table OTHER MATERIALS CONSUMPTION IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES
      • Adhesives
      • Inks
      • Waxes & Wax Alternatives
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes
      • Table CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Products
      • Capacity
        • Table CHART IV-1 US CORRUGATED CAPACITY, YEAR-END 2013
      • Constructions
        • Table CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX PRODUCTION BY CONSTRUCTION
      • Strength Requirements
      • Mini-Flute Corrugated Boxes
        • Table MINI-FLUTE CORRUGATED BOX SHIPMENTS
      • High Quality Printing
      • Markets
        • Table CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-2 CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Folding Paperboard Boxes
      • Table FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Products
        • Table WINDOWED PAPERBOARD BOX SHIPMENTS BY MARKET
      • Markets
        • Table FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-3 FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Set-Up Paperboard Boxes
      • Table SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-4 SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Food & Beverages
      • Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Box Demand
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE BOX MARKET
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD BOX MARKET
        • Table BEVERAGE BOX MARKET
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE BOX MARKET
        • Table GRAIN MILL PRODUCT BOX MARKET
        • Table FROZEN FOOD BOX MARKET
        • Table CANNED FOOD BOX MARKET
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT BOX MARKET
        • Table BAKERY PRODUCT BOX MARKET
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTION BOX MARKET
        • Table OTHER FOOD BOX MARKETS
      • Box Types
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE BOX DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Nonfood Nondurable Goods
      • Table NONFOOD NONDURABLE GOODS BOX MARKET
      • Paper & Publishing
        • Table PAPER & PUBLISHING SHIPMENTS
        • Table PAPER & PUBLISHING BOX MARKET
      • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products
        • Table CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS
        • Table CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL BOX MARKET
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY BOX MARKET
        • Table CLEANING CHEMICAL BOX MARKET
        • Table OTHER CHEMICAL PRODUCTS BOX MARKET
      • Other Nondurable Goods
        • Table OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
    • Durable Goods
      • Table DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Machinery & Equipment
        • Table MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT BOX MARKET
      • Fabricated Metal Products
        • Table SELECTED FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
        • Table METAL PRODUCT BOX DEMAND
      • Other Durable Goods
        • Table OTHER DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
    • Nonmanufacturing
      • Table NONMANUFACTURING BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Foodservice & Carry-Out
      • Retail Shipping
      • Moving, Storage, &Other
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes
        • Table CHART VI-2 CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Folding Paperboard Boxes
        • Table CHART VI-3 FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution Strategies
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Regional Dynamics
    • Company Profiles
      • Americraft Carton Incorporated
      • Atlas Holdings LLC
      • Bell Incorporated
      • Caraustar Industries Incorporated
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • Clearwater Paper Corporation
      • Clondalkin Group Holdings BV
      • Fruit Growers Supply Company
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Green Bay Packaging Incorporated
      • Greif Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • International Paper Company
      • Interstate Resources Incorporated
      • KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Malnove Incorporated
      • McLean Packaging Corporation
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Menasha Corporation
      • Multi Packaging Solutions Incorporated
      • Newark Group Incorporated
      • Packaging Corporation of America
      • PaperWorks Industries Incorporated
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • Schwarz Partners LP
      • Smurfit Kappa Group plc
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • US Corrugated Incorporated
      • Visy Proprietary Limited
    • Additional Companies in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

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