US demand for boxes will reach $39.9 billion in 2012. Gains will be driven by the increased production of goods, a shift toward higher-value boxes and the continued popularity of Internet shopping. Corrugated and solid-fiber boxes will remain dominant and offer the best growth opportunities.
This study analyzes the $35.3 billion US corrugated and paperboard box industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by box board type (e.g., unbleached kraft, recycled, semichemical, bleached kraft); box product (e.g., corrugated and solid fiber, folding paperboard, set-up paperboard); and market (e.g., food and beverages, nonfood nondurable goods, durable goods, nonmanufacturing).
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 major players including Smurfit-Stone, International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, Temple-Inland, and Georgia-Pacific.