Global corrugated box demand is forecast to grow 3.4 percent annually through 2013. Gains will be driven in part by the advance of small flute and high-quality graphic board into traditional folding carton uses. Fastest growth will occur in developing regions, especially China and India.
This study analyzes the 180 billion square meter world box industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by raw material (e.g., containerboard, adhesives, inks, waxes), end-use market, world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 24 major national markets.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including International Paper, Smurfit-Stone Container and Smurfit Kappa.