Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

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A stronger US economy, expanded food, beverage and durable goods output, and a rebound in construction spending will all benefit demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes.

US demand to exceed $36 billion in 2016

Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the US is projected to rise 2.3 percent annually to $36.4 billion in 2016, boosted by an overall strengthening of the US economy following the 2007- 2009 recession. In particular, growth will benefit from expanded food, beverage and durable goods output, as well as from a rebound in construction spending, which will stimulate demand for goods and materials (and their related boxes) used in construction applications. Gains will also be aided by a trend toward more expensive boxes, such as corrugated boxes and folding cartons that offer highquality graphics and printing.

Corrugated, solid fiber boxes to lead demand

Corrugated and solid fiber box demand is forecast to climb 2.5 percent per year through 2016, supported by a rebound in manufacturing activity and accelerated growth in consumer spending. In addition, corrugated and solid fiber box demand will be supported by their wellentrenched position as the shipping container of choice in a number of markets due to their cost-effectiveness, excellent protective performance and limited competition from other packaging alternatives. Production volume will rebound but will be moderated by sustainability efforts and heightened use of high-performance, lighter basis weight grades of linerboard and medium that can provide sufficient compression strength for shipping boxes.

Demand for folding paperboard boxes is expected to rise 1.7 percent per annum through 2016, trailing the corrugated box pace as a result of strong competition from other packaging formats -- mainly flexible packaging and mini-flute corrugated boxes. Source reduction efforts will also limit advances. Nonetheless, gains will benefit from a rebound in nondurable goods output and continued use in many markets because of their low cost, functionality and ability to provide considerable billboard space for eye-catching graphics and printing. Setup box demand will grow modestly due to inroads by less costly options like folding cartons and plastic containers, but will benefit from usage as upscale packaging for premium confectionery products and fragrances.

Frozen food and beverages market to remain dominant

Food and beverages, which accounted for half of US box demand in 2011, is the largest box market. Through 2016, frozen food and beverage applications are expected to exhibit the fastest gains among food and beverage markets. Among other nondurable goods box markets, pharmaceuticals, and rubber and plastic products are expected to see above average growth. Durable goods markets will rebound favorably from their 2006-2011 performance, fueled by gains in production of machinery and equipment. A recovery in construction activity will drive demand for durables such as appliances, furniture and plumbing products, as well as related boxes.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $117.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $120.00

      1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,064.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $144.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $154.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $108.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing

        $145.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

        $91.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook

        $129.00

        1. Table | E-COMMERCE & MAIL ORDER SHOPPING SALES (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Overview

        $244.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.8.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Competitive Packaging Materials

        $323.00

        1. 3.9.1 Environmental Image

          $98.00

        2. 3.9.2 Aesthetics

          $82.00

      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

        $102.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET, 2001-2011

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends & Product Mix

        $141.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX PRICING (dollars per ton)

      12. 3.12 Paperboard Pricing Trends

        $106.00

      13. 3.13 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $121.00

      14. 3.14 World Markets

        $84.00

      15. 3.15 Foreign Trade

        $106.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES (million dollars)

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $1,328.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $629.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand tons)

        2. 4.2.1 Unbleached Kraft Board

          $175.00

          1. Table | UNBLEACHED KRAFT BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand tons)

        3. 4.2.2 Recycled Board

          $140.00

          1. Table | RECYCLED BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand tons)

        4. 4.2.3 Semichemical Board

          $87.00

          1. Table | SEMICHEMICAL BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand tons)

        5. 4.2.4 Bleached Kraft Board

          $110.00

          1. Table | BLEACHED KRAFT BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand tons)

      3. 4.3 Paperboard Consumption in Boxes

        $356.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN BOXES BY GRADE & BOX TYPE (thousand tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

          $122.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOXES BY MATERIAL & GRADE (thousand tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Folding Paperboard Boxes

          $139.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOXES (thousand tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Set-Up Paperboard Boxes

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOXES (thousand tons)

      4. 4.4 Other Materials Consumption in Boxes

        $301.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS CONSUMPTION IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Adhesives

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Inks

          $105.00

        4. 4.4.3 Waxes & Wax Alternatives

          $106.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,642.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $131.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

        $710.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 PRODUCTS

          $165.00

        3. 5.2.2 Capacity

          $82.00

        4. 5.2.3 Constructions

          $82.00

          1. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX PRODUCTION BY CONSTRUCTION (billion square feet)

        5. 5.2.4 Strength Requirements

          $82.00

        6. 5.2.5 Mini-Flute Corrugated Boxes

          $102.00

          1. Table | MINI-FLUTE CORRUGATED BOX SHIPMENTS (billion square feet)

        7. 5.2.6 High-Quality Printing

          $97.00

        8. 5.2.7 Markets

          $99.00

          1. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Folding Paperboard Boxes

        $670.00

        1. Table | FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 PRODUCTS

          $445.00

          1. Table | WINDOWED PAPERBOARD BOX SHIPMENTS BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Markets

          $166.00

          1. Table | FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Set-Up Paperboard Boxes

        $131.00

        1. Table | SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,871.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $125.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Food & Beverages

        $1,342.00

        1. 6.2.1 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

          $115.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.2.2 Box Demand

          $1,064.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | BEVERAGE BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          3. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          5. Table | FRESH PRODUCE BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          6. Table | FROZEN FOOD BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          7. Table | CANNED FOOD BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          8. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          9. Table | BAKERY PRODUCT BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          10. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          11. Table | OTHER FOOD BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.3 Box Types

          $124.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE BOX DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Nonfood Nondurable Goods

        $1,241.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD NONDURABLE GOODS BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Paper & Publishing

          $239.00

          1. Table | PAPER & PUBLISHING SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | PAPER & PUBLISHING BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products

          $629.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          5. Table | CLEANING CHEMICAL BOX MARKET (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL PRODUCTS BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Other Nondurable Goods

          $337.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Durable Goods

        $851.00

        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Machinery & Equipment

          $186.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Fabricated Metal Products

          $145.00

          1. Table | SELECTED FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | METAL PRODUCT BOX MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.4.3 Other Durable Goods

          $445.00

          1. Table | OTHER DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Nonmanufacturing

        $312.00

        1. Table | NONMANUFACTURING BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Foodservice & Carryout

          $115.00

        3. 6.5.2 Retail Shipping

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 Moving, Storage & Other

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $171.00

        1. Table | US CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $541.00

        1. 7.2.1 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

          $82.00

        2. 7.2.2 Folding Paperboard Boxes

          $222.00

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $206.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Distribution Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Competitive Strategies

        $115.00

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $123.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Regional Dynamics

        $82.00

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,633.00

        1. 7.10.1 Americraft Carton Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Atlas Holdings LLC

          $100.00

        3. 7.10.3 Bell Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 7.10.4 Boise Incorporated

          $105.00

        5. 7.10.5 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $89.00

        6. 7.10.6 Cascades Incorporated

          $337.00

        7. 7.10.7 Clearwater Paper Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 7.10.8 Clondalkin Group Holdings BV

          $82.00

        9. 7.10.9 Fusion Paperboard

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $160.00

        11. 7.10.11 Green Bay Packaging Incorporated

          $114.00

        12. 7.10.12 Greif Incorporated

          $99.00

        13. 7.10.13 International Paper Company

          $284.00

        14. 7.10.14 Interstate Resources Incorporated

          $120.00

        15. 7.10.15 KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

          $132.00

        16. 7.10.16 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $203.00

        17. 7.10.17 Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Incorporated

          $100.00

        18. 7.10.18 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $242.00

        19. 7.10.19 Menasha Corporation

          $150.00

        20. 7.10.20 Multi Packaging Solutions

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 Newark Group Incorporated

          $113.00

        22. 7.10.22 Packaging Corporation of America

          $132.00

        23. 7.10.23 PaperWorks Industries Incorporated

          $136.00

        24. 7.10.24 Rock-Tenn Company

          $407.00

        25. 7.10.25 Sonoco Products Company

          $92.00

        26. 7.10.26 US Corrugated Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.10.27 Visy Pty Limited

          $102.00

      11. 7.11 Additional Companies in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

        $82.00

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