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.
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.
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.