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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in the US

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from food manufacturing
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Companies by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table West-Rock Co. (US corrugated and consumer packaging) - financial performance*
    • Table International Paper (US industrial packaging) - financial performance*
    • Table Packaging Corp. of America (US corrugated packaging) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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