Corrugated Boxes: United States

This report forecasts to 2019 US corrugated box demand, shipments, and net exports in square meters, as well as containerboard demand and production in metric tons. Total corrugated box demand is segmented by market in terms of: food and beverages, nonfood nondurable goods, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total corrugated box demand, shipments, and net exports, and containerboard demand and production are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various corrugated box demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, containerboard supply and demand, competitive technologies, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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