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

Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in the US

Over the past five years, the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has benefited from rising manufacturing activity and the stability of purchases from food, beverage and agricultural producers. Conditions for the industry over the next five years will remain dependent upon activity within key downstream industries that use cardboard packaging products. Industrial production is forecast to improve over the five years to 2022 as consumer spending picks up. However, the growth of input prices such as the world price of wood pulp, which affects paperboard prices, will restrain industry profit margin growth. In addition, continued capital expenditure will boost labor productivity and lower operating costs.

This industry converts purchased paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging solutions. Industry operators produce 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 (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from food manufacturing
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table WestRock Co. (US industry-relevant) - financial performance*
    • Table International Paper (US industry-relevant) - financial performance*
    • Table Packaging Corp. of America (US industry-relevant) - 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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