Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

As Quoted In The Washington Post

Maturity and competition challenge growth

Growth in corrugated and paperboard box demand will be relatively slow through 2020, especially in volume terms, as market maturity and competition from other packaging formats continue to limit gains. However, market value will register moderate growth as manufacturers seek to improve their competitive position or profitability through the addition of value-added features that allow the boxes to be sold at a price premium.

According to Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, a new report from The Freedonia Group, the expanding use of flexible formats such as stand-up pouches in food packaging has led to limited opportunities for paperboard boxes, which have historically derived a major part of demand from markets such as grain mill and bakery products. However, the implementation of custom box sizing and high-quality printing will allow these products to remain competitive in retail and e-commerce markets.

High-quality printing offers distinction

Both corrugated and paperboard box manufacturers will benefit from greater demand for boxes with high-quality graphics. The incorporation of images with greater clarity on boxes is made possible by the use of specialized coatings and a growing range of printing techniques, including digital printing, that make reproduction of colorful graphics onto a box’s surface easier and more economical. There is also a general shift toward corrugated boxes that incorporate value-added features such as easy-tear strips, and are customized specifically for the packaged contents.

E-commerce & retail-ready applications spur growth

Freedonia projects that E-commerce and retail-ready applications will provide above average growth for corrugated and solid fiber boxes. The e-commerce market will continue to provide new opportunities for box manufacturers and users to transform commodity-like shipping containers into products that add to the marketing and branding potential of the packaged goods. Retail-ready packaging can help a product stand out on store shelves and can reduce labor costs by being easier to identify and stock.

Food & beverages remain largest market

Food and beverages comprise the single largest market for corrugated and paperboard boxes, accounting for nearly 50 percent of demand in 2015. As brand proliferation and marketing opportunities for food continue to rise, so will demand for boxes that supply brand information or are needed to protect shipments in transit.

Study coverage

Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes analyzes the US market for corrugated and paperboard boxes. It presents historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) for demand by product, material and market. The study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 27 US industry competitors such as International Paper, Graphic Packaging, Georgia-Pacific, Packaging Corporation of America, and Westrock.

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  1. Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    $5,500.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $142.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,491.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $157.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $195.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $86.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $864.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.5.1 Food & Beverage

          $187.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        3. 3.5.2 Paper & Publishing

          $123.00

          1. Table | PAPER & PUBLISHING SHIPMENTS

        4. 3.5.3 Chemical & Pharmaceutical

          $124.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS

        5. 3.5.4 Machinery & Equipment

          $132.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        6. 3.5.5 Fabricated Metal Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | SELECTED FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales Outlook

        $207.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      7. 3.7 E-Commerce & Mail Order Sales Outlook

        $100.00

        1. Table | E-COMMERCE & MAIL ORDER SHOPPING SALES BY TYPE

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Overview

        $127.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

        $128.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-1 CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET, 2005-2015

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends & Product Mix

        $134.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX PRICING

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $201.00

      12. 3.12 World Markets

        $95.00

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $138.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES

    4. 4 KEY TRENDS & INDUSTRY PRACTICES

      $1,139.00

      1. 4.1 Lightweighting

        $150.00

        1. CHART III-1 AVERAGE BASIS WEIGHT OF CORRUGATED CONTAINERBOARD, 2005-2025

      2. 4.2 Value-Added Features

        $88.00

      3. 4.3 Graphics & Printing

        $222.00

        1. 4.3.1 Printing Techniques

          $131.00

          1. CHART III-2 PRINTED BOXES BY TYPE & PRINTING TECHNIQUE, 2015

        2. 4.3.2 Preprinted Linerboard

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Coated Boxes

        $86.00

      5. 4.5 Custom Boxes

        $91.00

      6. 4.6 Retail Ready Packaging

        $100.00

      7. 4.7 E-Commerce Packaging

        $234.00

        1. Table | E-COMMERCE & MAIL ORDER SHOPPING: SALES BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-3 E-COMMERCE SALES BY VENDOR TYPE, 2015

      8. 4.8 Competition with Other Packaging Products

        $167.00

        1. CHART III-4 FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2005-2025

    5. 5 PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

      $1,981.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $1,163.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.1.1 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

          $412.00

          1. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX PRODUCTION BY BOARD TYPE

          3. Table | MINI-FLUTE CORRUGATED BOX SHIPMENTS

          4. Table | CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. CHART IV-1 CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. 5.1.2 Folding Paperboard Boxes

          $464.00

          1. Table | FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | WINDOWED PAPERBOARD BOX SHIPMENTS BY MARKET

          3. Table | FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET

          4. CHART IV-2 FOLDING PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        4. 5.1.3 Set-up Paperboard Boxes

          $156.00

          1. Table | SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-3 SET-UP PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 5.2 Material Requirements

        $818.00

        1. 5.2.1 Paperboard

          $446.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN BOXES BY GRADE & BOX TYPE

          3. CHART IV-4 PAPERBOARD CONSUMPTION IN BOXES BY GRADE, 2015

        2. 5.2.2 Adhesives, Inks, & Waxes

          $325.00

          1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS CONSUMPTION IN CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOXES

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,548.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $156.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 6.2 Food & Beverages

        $1,228.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE BOX MARKET

        2. 6.2.1 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

          $139.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD BOX MARKET

        3. 6.2.2 Beverages

          $124.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE BOX MARKET

        4. 6.2.3 Grain Mill Products

          $108.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT BOX MARKET

        5. 6.2.4 Fresh Produce

          $132.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE BOX MARKET

        6. 6.2.5 Frozen Food

          $167.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD BOX MARKET

        7. 6.2.6 Dairy Products

          $90.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT BOX MARKET

        8. 6.2.7 Canned Food

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANNED FOOD BOX MARKET

        9. 6.2.8 Bakery Products

          $83.00

          1. Table | BAKERY PRODUCT BOX MARKET

        10. 6.2.9 Candy & Confections

          $97.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION BOX MARKET

        11. 6.2.10 Other Food

          $94.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOOD BOX MARKET

      3. 6.3 Nonfood Nondurable Goods

        $1,004.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD NONDURABLE GOODS BOX MARKET

        2. 6.3.1 Paper & Publishing

          $150.00

          1. Table | PAPER & PUBLISHING BOX MARKET

        3. 6.3.2 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products

          $508.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

          2. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL BOX MARKET

          3. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY BOX MARKET

          4. Table | CLEANING CHEMICAL BOX MARKET

          5. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL PRODUCTS BOX MARKET

        4. 6.3.3 Rubber & Plastic Products

          $86.00

          1. Table | RUBBER & PLASTIC PRODUCTS BOX MARKET

        5. 6.3.4 Other Nondurable Goods

          $214.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

      4. 6.4 Durable Goods

        $789.00

        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        2. 6.4.1 Machinery & Equipment

          $115.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT BOX MARKET

        3. 6.4.2 Fabricated Metal Products

          $99.00

          1. Table | FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT BOX DEMAND

        4. 6.4.3 Other Durable Goods

          $484.00

          1. Table | OTHER DURABLE GOODS BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

      5. 6.5 Nonmanufacturing

        $371.00

        1. Table | NONMANUFACTURING BOX DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        2. 6.5.1 Foodservice & Carryout

          $125.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE & CARRYOUT BOX MARKET

        3. 6.5.2 E-Commerce

          $101.00

          1. Table | E-COMMERCE BOX MARKET

        4. 6.5.3 Moving, Storage, & Other

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,534.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $155.00

        1. Table | US CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $391.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX MARKET SHARE, 2015

        2. 7.2.1 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

          $82.00

          1. CHART VI-2 CORRUGATED & SOLID FIBER BOX MARKET SHARE, 2015

        3. 7.2.2 Folding Paperboard Boxes

          $82.00

          1. CHART VI-3 FOLDING CARTON MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $193.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

        $106.00

      5. 7.5 Marketing

        $107.00

      6. 7.6 Distribution Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Competitive Strategies

        $128.00

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $147.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Regional Dynamics

        $106.00

        1. CHART VI-4 US CORRUGATED BOX MANUFACTURING FACILITY DISTRIBUTION BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2012

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $4,492.00

        1. 7.10.1 Americraft Carton Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Bell Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.10.3 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $197.00

        4. 7.10.4 Cascades Incorporated

          $395.00

        5. 7.10.5 Clearwater Paper Corporation

          $99.00

        6. 7.10.6 Fruit Growers Supply Company

          $82.00

        7. 7.10.7 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $242.00

        8. 7.10.8 Green Bay Packaging Incorporated

          $142.00

        9. 7.10.9 Greif Incorporated

          $130.00

        10. 7.10.10 Hood Companies

          $88.00

        11. 7.10.11 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $82.00

        12. 7.10.12 International Paper Company

          $261.00

        13. 7.10.13 Interstate Resources Incorporated

          $100.00

        14. 7.10.14 KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

          $244.00

        15. 7.10.15 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $253.00

        16. 7.10.16 Malnove Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 McLean Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 7.10.18 Menasha Corporation

          $117.00

        19. 7.10.19 Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited

          $92.00

        20. 7.10.20 Packaging Corporation of America

          $189.00

        21. 7.10.21 PaperWorks Industries Incorporated

          $234.00

        22. 7.10.22 Schwarz Partners LP

          $172.00

        23. 7.10.23 Smurfit Kappa Group plc

          $135.00

        24. 7.10.24 Sonoco Products Company

          $151.00

        25. 7.10.25 US Corrugated Incorporated

          $90.00

        26. 7.10.26 Visy Proprietary Limited

          $178.00

        27. 7.10.27 WestRock Company

          $607.00

      11. 7.11 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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