US demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes is forecast to increase 2.3 percent annually to $36.5 billion in 2016. Corrugated and solid fiber boxes will remain the dominant segments and grow the fastest. Food and beverages will remain the largest market, while nonmanufacturing and durable goods markets lead gains.
This study analyzes the $32.5 billion US corrugated and paperboard box industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material (e.g., paperboard, adhesives, inks, waxes), product (corrugated and solid fiber boxes, folding paperboard boxes, set-up paperboard boxes) and market (e.g., food and beverages, nonfood nondurable goods, durable goods, nonmanufacturing).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market shares and profiles 27 industry players, including International Paper, Rock-Tenn and Graphic Packaging.