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Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes - Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders

  • Study #: 3398
  • Published: 04/2016
  • Pages: 307
  • Full Study Price: US$ 5,500

Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the US is forecast to increase 2.6 percent annually to $41.2 billion in 2020. E-commerce and retail-ready applications will drive growth for corrugated boxes while folding carton demand will be sustained by the foodservice and carryout and pharmaceutical markets.

This study analyzes US demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes. It presents historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (e.g., corrugated and solid fiber boxes, folding paperboard boxes, set-up paperboard boxes), material (paperboard; adhesives, inks and waxes) 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 share, and profiles 27 industry players, including International Paper, WestRock, and Georgia-Pacific.

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Table of Contents





Macroeconomic Outlook

Demographic & Household Trends

Consumer Income & Spending

Manufacturing Outlook

Food & Beverage

Paper & Publishing

Chemical & Pharmaceutical

Machinery & Equipment

Fabricated Metal Products

Retail Sales Outlook

E-Commerce & Mail Order Sales Outlook

Packaging Industry Overview

Historical Market Trends

Pricing Trends & Product Mix

Environmental & Regulatory Issues

World Markets

Foreign Trade



Value-Added Features

Graphics & Printing

Printing Techniques

Preprinted Linerboard

Coated Boxes

Custom Boxes

Retail Ready Packaging

E-Commerce Packaging

Competition with Other Packaging Products



Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

Supply & Demand

Shipments & Production

Mini-Flute Corrugated Boxes


Folding Paperboard Boxes

Windowed Paperboard Boxes


Set-up Paperboard Boxes

Material Requirements


Supply & Demand

Consumption in Boxes

Adhesives, Inks, & Waxes



Food & Beverages

Meat, Poultry, & Seafood


Grain Mill Products

Fresh Produce

Frozen Food

Dairy Products

Canned Food

Bakery Products

Candy & Confections

Other Food

Nonfood Nondurable Goods

Paper & Publishing

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products


Cosmetics & Toiletries

Cleaning Chemicals

Other Chemical Products

Rubber & Plastic Products

Other Nondurable Goods

Durable Goods

Machinery & Equipment

Fabricated Metal Products

Other Durable Goods

Glass & Ceramic Products

Furniture, Lumber, & Wood Products

Silverware & Jewelry

Toys & Sporting Goods

Motor Vehicle Parts

Music, Entertainment, & Software

Instruments & All Other Durables


Foodservice & Carryout


Moving, Storage, & Other



Market Share

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

Folding Paperboard Boxes

Acquisitions & Divestitures



Distribution Strategies

Competitive Strategies

Cooperative Agreements

Regional Dynamics

Company Profiles

Americraft Carton Incorporated

Bates Container, see Smurfit Kappa

Bell Incorporated

Boehmer Box, see PaperWorks Industries

CanAmPac ULC, see PaperWorks Industries

Caraustar Industries Incorporated

Carolina Container, see Schwarz Partners

Cascades Incorporated

Cascades Sonoco, see Cascades and Sonoco Products

Cenveo Packaging, see WestRock

Clearwater Paper Corporation

Color-Box, see Koch Industries

CorrChoice, see Greif

Dalton Box, see Schwarz Partners

Fold-Pak, see WestRock

Fruit Growers Supply Company

Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries

Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Great Lakes Packaging, see Green Bay Packaging

Green Bay Packaging Incorporated

Greenpac Mill, see Cascades

Greif Incorporated

Hood Companies

Huhtamaki Oyj

International Paper Company

Interstate Resources Incorporated

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

Koch Industries Incorporated

Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, see KapStone Paper and Packaging

Malnove Incorporated

Maritime Paper Products Partnership, see Cascades

MaxPak, see Schwarz Partners

McLean Packaging Corporation

MeadWestvaco, see WestRock

Menasha Corporation

Midland Packaging & Display, see Green Bay Packaging

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited

Newark Group, see Caraustar Industries

New-Indy Containerboard, see Schwarz Partners

Niagara Sheets, see Cascades and WestRock

Norampac, see Cascades

Packaging Corporation of America

PaperWorks Industries Incorporated

Pratt Industries, see Visy Proprietary

Rock-Tenn, see WestRock

Rose City Printing and Packaging, see Graphic Packaging

RTS Packaging, see Sonoco Products and WestRock

Schwarz Partners LP

Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Sonoco Products Company

Sound Packaging, see Smurfit Kappa

SP Fiber Holdings, see WestRock

Strathcona Paper, see PaperWorks Industries

Stronghaven, see Hood Companies

Tharco Packaging, see Packaging of America

US Corrugated Incorporated

USCAMD, see US Corrugated

Valley Packaging, see Green Bay Packaging

Victory Packaging, see KapStone Paper and Packaging

Visy Proprietary Limited

Walter G. Anderson, see Graphic Packaging

WestRock Company

Other Companies Mentioned in Study

List of Tables


Summary Table


Macroeconomic Indicators

Population & Households

Personal Consumption Expenditures

Manufacturers' Shipments

Food & Beverage Shipments

Paper & Publishing Shipments

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Shipments

Machinery & Equipment Shipments

Selected Fabricated Metal Product Shipments

Retail Sales

E-Commerce & Mail Order Shopping Sales by Type

Packaging Supply & Demand

Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market, 2005-2015

Corrugated & Paperboard Box Pricing

Foreign Trade in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes


E-Commerce & Mail Order Shopping: Sales by Product


Corrugated & Paperboard Box Supply & Demand

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Supply & Demand

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Production by Board Type

Mini-Flute Corrugated Box Shipments

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Demand by Market

Folding Paperboard Box Supply & Demand

Windowed Paperboard Box Shipments by Market

Folding Paperboard Box Demand by Market

Set-Up Paperboard Box Supply & Demand

Paperboard Supply & Demand by Type

Paperboard Consumption in Boxes by Grade & Box Type

Other Materials Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboar Boxes


Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market

Food & Beverage Box Market

Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Box Market

Beverage Box Market

Grain Mill Product Box Market

Fresh Produce Box Market

Frozen Food Box Market

Dairy Product Box Market

Canned Food Box Market

Bakery Product Box Market

Candy & Confection Box Market

Other Food Box Market

Nonfood Nondurable Goods Box Market

Paper & Publishing Box Market

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Box Demand by Market & Type

Pharmaceutical Box Market

Cosmetic & Toiletry Box Market

Cleaning Chemical Box Market

Other Chemical Products Box Market

Rubber & Plastic Products Box Market

Other Nondurable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type

Durable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type

Machinery & Equipment Box Market

Fabricated Metal Product Box Demand

Other Durable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type

Nonmanufacturing Box Demand by Market & Type

Foodservice & Carryout Box Market

E-Commerce Box Market


US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Sales by Company, 2015

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Cooperative Agreements

List of Charts



Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market, 2005-2015


Average Basis Weight of Corrugated Containerboard 2005-2025

Printed Boxes by Type & Printing Technique, 2015

E-Commerce Sales by Vendor Type, 2015

Food Container Demand by Product, 2005-2025


Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Demand by Market, 2015

Folding Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2015

Set-Up Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2015

Paperboard Consumption in Boxes by Grade, 2015


Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2015


US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market Share, 2015

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Market Share, 2015

Folding Carton Market Share, 2015

US Corrugated Box Manufacturing Facility Distributio by Geographic Region, 2012

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