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Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S.

Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S., a new report from SBI, presents comprehensive data on the U.S. market for paperboard boxes and containers. It identifies key trends affecting the marketplace and profiles major marketers, along with manufacturers’ strategies used to maximize growth and profitability. The report also covers the packaging needs of the major end use sectors.

The U.S. market for paperboard boxes and containers is defined as comprising the following categories:

  • Corrugated and solid fiber boxes;
  • Folding solid paperboard boxes, such as shoe boxes and food containers;
  • Setup paperboard, such as rigid-sided boxes not shipped flat, fiber cans, composite cans, bobbins, drums, cones, cores, spools, reels, blocks, tubes, mailing cases, and wastebaskets;
  • Non-folding sanitary food containers, including boxes, cartons (such as milk), paper cups, and dishes.

Scope and Methodology
The report data was obtained from government sources, trade associations, trade publications, business journals, company literature, and investment reports.

Shipment statistics are derived from the Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM), and is estimated by SBI. Import and export data, by major country of origin, is derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Historical data are provided for 2001 through 2005, with forecast data from 2006 to 2010.

The market size of paperboard boxes and containers (market supply) is defined as the amount of paperboard boxes and containers supplied to the total U.S. marketplace in a particular period. Therefore, market size is determined by supply rather than demand. The U.S. market size for paperboard boxes and containers was calculated from Department of Commerce statistics by collecting data from domestic plant shipments, adding imports, and extracting exports. As such, the formula for determining the market size will be Production in the U.S. + Balance of Trade [i.e. Shipments + (Imports - Exports)].

Note that the values are in net selling values, i.e., free on board (f.o.b.) from the manufacturing plant, and not the retail/wholesale price sold to the end consumer.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • End-Users
  • The Products
  • Trends and Opportunities

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the paperboard box or container industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for paperboard boxes and containers, as well as projected market size and trends through 2010.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for paperboard boxes and containers.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for paperboard boxes and containers.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the paperboard industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Market Size and Growth
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Projected U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2006-2010 (in billion $)
      • Trade Scenario
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Import/Export Sales, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
    • Factors Affecting Growth
      • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Paperboard Boxes and Containers, 2001-2005
    • Trends and Dynamics
      • Industry Trends
      • Product Trends
      • Marketing Dynamics
      • End Users
  • The Market
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Product Definition and Classification
      • Market Size and Growth
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Folding Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Setup Boxes, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Market for Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Trade Scenario
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Folding Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Folding Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in millions $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Setup Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Setup Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Factors Affecting Growth
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Paperboard Boxes and Containers, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, 2001-2004
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Folding Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Setup Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Other Similar Products, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, 2001-2005
      • Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2006-2010 (in million $)
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Overview
    • International Paper Company
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table International Paper Company's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, by Industrial Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, by Consumer Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Weyerhaeuser Co.
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Weyerhaeuser Co., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Weyerhaeuser Co. by Business Segment, 2005
      • Company Snapshot
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Georgia-Pacific Corporation's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
        • Table Annual Revenues of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table MeadWestvaco Corporation's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of MeadWestvaco Corp, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of MeadWestvaco Corporation, by Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Temple-Inland, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Temple-Inland, Inc.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Corrugated Packaging Segment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Temple-Inland, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Corrugated Packaging Segment of Temple-Inland, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Temple-Inland, Inc., by Business Segment, 2005
    • Sonoco Products Company
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Sonoco Products Company's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Sonoco Products Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Sonoco Products Company, by Business Segment, 2005
        • Table Annual Revenues of Consumer Packaging Segment of Sonoco Products Company, 2003-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Greif, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Greif, Inc.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paper, Packaging & Services Segment Selected
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Greif, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Paper, Packaging & Services Segment, 2002-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Greif, Inc., by Business Segment, 2005
      • Company Snapshot
    • Graphic Packaging Corporation
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Graphic Packaging Corporation's Product and Brand Portfolio of Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Graphic Packaging Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Graphic Packaging Corporation, by Business Segment, 2005
      • Company Snapshot
    • Packaging Corporation of America
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Packaging Corporation of America's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Packaging Corporation of America, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Rock-Tenn Company
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Rock-Tenn Company's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Rock-Tenn Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Rock-Tenn Company, by Business Division, 2005
      • Company Snapshot
    • Chesapeake Corporation
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Chesapeake Corporation's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Segment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Chesapeake Corporation, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Paperboard Packaging Segment of Chesapeake Corporation, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Company Snapshot
    • Longview Fibre
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Longview Fibre's Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Segment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Sales of Longview Fibre, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Share of Longview Fibre, by Business Segment, 2005
        • Table Annual Revenues of Longview Fibre, by Paper and Paperboard Products, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Longview Fibre, by Converted Products, 2001-2005 (in million $)
  • Trends and Dynamics
    • Industry Trends
      • Overview
      • Energy Prices
        • Table Annual Energy Prices by Type of Energy Resource, 2003-2015 (in $ per million BTU)
      • Paper Packaging Struggles in 2005, Stronger in 2006
        • Table U.S. Paper Grades Manufacturing Capacity, 2004-2005 (%)
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Non-Durable Goods, 2001-2005
      • Katrina Effect
      • Recycling
      • Corrugated Packaging is Coasting
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing, 2001-2005
        • Table Production Index of Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Food, 2001-2005
      • Folding Paperboard Boxes
      • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring in the Paperboard Industry
      • End Users Drive Growth in Packaging
      • Growing Awareness about Health and Nutrition
      • Increased Home Delivery of Products
      • China - an Off Shore Challenge
    • Product Trends
      • Convenient Packaging Solutions
      • Innovative Solutions
      • Environment Friendly Packaging
      • Protective Paperboard Packaging Solutions
      • Shelf Appeal
    • Marketing Dynamics
      • Retail Initiatives
      • Distributors/Retailers
      • Trade Shows/Exhibitions
      • Magazines/Trade Periodicals
      • Internet
      • Contests/Conferences
  • End User
    • Overview
      • Food and Beverage Industry
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Food, 2001-2005.
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Confectionery, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Unit Sales of Frozen Foods, 2001-2005 (in million pounds)
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Beverages, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Dairy Industry, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Yogurt Production, 2001-2005 (in million pounds)
      • Pharmaceutical and Medicine Industry
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Pharmaceutical and Medicine, 2001-2005
      • Manufacturing
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Durable Goods, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Non-Durable Goods, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Production Index of the Chemicals, 2001-2005
      • Semiconductor/Electronics
        • Table U.S. Production Index of Semiconductor/Electronics, 2001-2005
      • Mailing/Shipping Services

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