Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

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This report encompasses corrugated and paperboard boxes that are used by a number of markets in a variety of applications.

Boxes

What product segments are included in the Boxes study?

  • corrugated and solid fiber boxes
  • folding paperboard boxes (also referred to as folding cartons)
  • set-up (rigid) paperboard boxes

Excluded from this study are products such as:

  • aseptic and dairy cartons
  • composite cans
  • paperboard backings of blister packaging
  • paperboard trays and related foodservice items
  • non-box corrugated products (e.g., displays, pizza and cake circles, partitions and edge protectors)

Market segments discussed include:

  • durable goods
  • food and beverages
  • nonfood nondurable goods
  • nonmanufacturing

 

Products

Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes are made of containerboard consisting of a corrugating medium between two or more linerboard faces.

Folding Paperboard Boxes

Folding paperboard boxes, also known as folding cartons, are converted from a single layer of heavy stock paperboard without corrugating medium.

Solid Fiber Boxes

Solid fiber boxes have no corrugating medium between the linerboards, which are present in corrugated boxes. Solid fiber consists instead of multiple layers of linerboard, making a more dense and moisture-resistant box material.

Set-up Paperboard Boxes

Set-up boxes, which are also known as rigid boxes, are lidded, preassembled, non-collapsible boxes. They are made of paperboard, but generally four times the thickness of folding cartons.

Printing

Litho-Lamination

Litho-lamination is a process by which an offset lithographic label is laminated to corrugated board, resulting in an aesthetically appealing surface.

Preprinting

An alternative to direct print or litho-lamination is preprinting, in which high resolution graphics are printed on linerboard. This board is then laminated to the corrugating medium and inner linerboard sheet to produce the final box.

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  1. Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market

      2. 2.2 Packaging Industry Trends

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        1. 2.2.1 Manufacturer Efforts to Address Evolving Consumer Values

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        2. 2.2.2 Convenience

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        3. 2.2.3 Sustainability

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        4. 2.2.4 Product Differentiation

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        5. 2.2.5 Technology

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      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends & Product Mix

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Pricing, 2007 – 2022

      4. 2.4 International Trade

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        1. 2.4.1 US Trade Position

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          1. Table | International Trade in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, 2007 – 2022

        2. 2.4.2 Imports

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          1. Figure 2-2 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Imports Share by Source, 2017

        3. 2.4.3 Exports

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          1. Figure 2-3 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Exports Share by Destination, 2017

        4. 2.4.4 Tariffs

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      5. 2.5 Material Input

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        1. 2.5.1 Scope & Product Description

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        2. 2.5.2 Paperboard Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Paperboard Supply & Demand by Type, 2007 – 2022

        3. 2.5.3 Paperboard Consumption in Box Production

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          1. Table | Paperboard Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production by Product, 2007 – 2022

        4. 2.5.4 Other Materials Consumption in Box Production

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          1. Table | Other Materials Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production, 2007 – 2022

        5. 2.5.5 Adhesives

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        6. 2.5.6 Waxes & Wax Alternatives

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        7. 2.5.7 Inks

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      6. 2.6 Competitive Packaging Products

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      7. 2.7 Packaging Versus Shipping

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      8. 2.8 Sustainability & Recycling Trends

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        1. 2.8.1 Environmental Factors Influencing Boxes

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        2. 2.8.2 Sustainability Initiatives

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        3. 2.8.3 Recycling Infrastructure

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        4. 2.8.4 Environmentally Friendly Alternatives

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      9. 2.9 Regulatory Issues

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        1. 2.9.1 Regulatory Bodies

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        2. 2.9.2 Renewable Energy Tax Credits

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    3. 3 TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Trends & Opportunities

      2. 3.2 E-Commerce: Boxes Versus Flexible

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        1. Figure 3-2 | Product Example: Packaging Used for E-Commerce Orders

      3. 3.3 "Unboxing" Trend & Demand for Special Boxes

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        1. Figure 3-3 | Marketing Example: Unboxing Video

      4. 3.4 Subscription Deliveries & High-Value Boxes

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        1. Figure 3-4 | Product Example: Graphics on the Inside of the Box

        2. Figure 3-5 | Product Example: Premium Boxes & Subscription Deliveries

      5. 3.5 Digital Printing

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        1. Figure 3-6 | Product Example: Specialty Printing

      6. 3.6 Retail-Ready Packaging Trends & the Effect of ALDI & Warehouse Stores

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        1. Figure 3-7 | Product Example: Retail-Ready Boxes

      7. 3.7 Coated Boxes

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        1. Figure 3-8 | Product Example: Moisture-Resistant Coated Boxes

      8. 3.8 Smart Features for Boxes

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      9. 3.9 Value-Added Features

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    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Products

      2. 4.2 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 4.3 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

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        1. 4.3.1 Product Description

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          1. Table | Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes: Advantages, Disadvantages, & Competitive Products

        2. 4.3.2 Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 4.3.3 Production

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          1. Table | Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Shipments & Production, 2007 – 2022

        4. 4.3.4 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      4. 4.4 Folding Paperboard Boxes

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        1. 4.4.1 Product Description

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          1. Table | Folding Paperboard Boxes: Advantages, Disadvantages, & Competitive Products

        2. 4.4.2 Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Folding Paperboard Box Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 4.4.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Folding Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 4.5 Set-Up Paperboard Boxes

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        1. 4.5.1 Product Description

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          1. Table | Set-Up Paperboard Boxes: Advantages, Disadvantages, & Competitive Products

        2. 4.5.2 Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Set-Up Paperboard Box Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 4.5.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Set-Up Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Markets

      2. 5.2 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      3. 5.3 Food & Beverages

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Food & Beverage Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. 5.3.2 Grain Mill Products

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          1. Table | Grain Mill Product Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-2 | Grain Mill Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        3. 5.3.3 Beverages

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          1. Table | Beverage Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-3 | Beverages: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        4. 5.3.4 Fresh Produce

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          1. Table | Fresh Produce Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-4 | Fresh Produce: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        5. 5.3.5 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

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          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-5 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        6. 5.3.6 Bakery Products

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          1. Table | Bakery Product Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-6 | Bakery Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        7. 5.3.7 Frozen Food

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          1. Table | Frozen Food Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-7 | Frozen Food: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        8. 5.3.8 Canned Food

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          1. Table | Canned Food Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-8 | Canned Food: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        9. 5.3.9 Dairy Products

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          1. Table | Dairy Product Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-9 | Dairy Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        10. 5.3.10 Candy & Confections

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          1. Table | Candy & Confection Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-10 | Candy & Confections: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        11. 5.3.11 Other Foods

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          1. Table | Other Food Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-11 | Other Foods: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

      4. 5.4 Nonfood Nondurable Goods

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        1. 5.4.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Nonfood Nondurable Goods Box Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. 5.4.2 Paper & Publishing

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          1. Table | Paper & Publishing Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-12 | Paper & Publishing: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        3. 5.4.3 Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

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          1. Table | Chemical & Pharmaceutical Box Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Table | Pharmaceutical Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          3. Figure 5-13 | Pharmaceuticals: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

          4. Table | Cosmetic & Toiletry Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          5. Figure 5-14 | Cosmetics & Toiletries: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

          6. Table | Cleaning Chemical Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          7. Figure 5-15 | Cleaning Chemicals: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

          8. Table | Other Chemical Products Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          9. Figure 5-16 | Other Chemical Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        4. 5.4.4 Rubber & Plastic Products

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          1. Table | Rubber & Plastic Products Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-17 | Rubber & Plastic Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        5. 5.4.5 Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods

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          1. Table | Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods Box Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-18 | Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

      5. 5.5 Durable Goods

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        1. 5.5.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Durable Goods Box Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2022

        2. 5.5.2 Machinery & Equipment

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          1. Table | Machinery & Equipment Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-19 | Machinery & Equipment: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        3. 5.5.3 Fabricated Metal Products

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          1. Table | Fabricated Metal Product Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-20 | Fabricated Metal Products: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        4. 5.5.4 Glass & Ceramic Products

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          1. Table | Glass & Ceramic Products Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        5. 5.5.5 Furniture, Lumber, & Wood Products

          $112.00

          1. Table | Furniture, Lumber, & Wood Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        6. 5.5.6 Toys & Sporting Goods

          $157.00

          1. Table | Toys & Sporting Goods Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        7. 5.5.7 Silverware & Jewelry

          $91.00

          1. Table | Silverware & Jewelry Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        8. 5.5.8 Music, Entertainment, & Software

          $91.00

          1. Table | Music, Entertainment, & Software Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        9. 5.5.9 Motor Vehicle Parts

          $96.00

          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Parts Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

        10. 5.5.10 Instruments & All Other Durable Goods

          $154.00

          1. Table | Instruments & All Other Durable Goods Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-21 | Instruments & All Other Durable Goods: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

      6. 5.6 Nonmanufacturing

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        1. 5.6.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Nonmanufacturing Box Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2022

        2. 5.6.2 Foodservice & Carryout

          $136.00

          1. Table | Foodservice & Carryout Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-22 | Foodservice & Carryout: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        3. 5.6.3 E-Commerce

          $166.00

          1. Table | E-Commerce Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-23 | E-Commerce: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

        4. 5.6.4 Moving, Storage, & All Other Nonmanufacturing Markets

          $154.00

          1. Table | Moving, Storage, & All Other Nonmanufacturing Markets Box Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 5-24 | Moving, Storage, & All Other Nonmanufacturing: Box Applications & Demand Share by Product

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 6-2 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Leading Supplier, 2017

        3. Figure 6-3 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Second Leading Supplier, 2017

        4. Figure 6-4 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Third Leading Supplier, 2017

        5. Figure 6-5 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2017

        6. Figure 6-6 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2017

        7. 6.2.1 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes

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          1. Figure 6-7 | US Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes Market Share, 2017

        8. 6.2.2 Folding Paperboard Boxes

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          1. Figure 6-8 | US Folding Paperboard Boxes Market Share, 2017

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      4. 6.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 6.5 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Figure 6-9 | Advertising Example: Promoting Real & Perceived Differences

      6. 6.6 Marketing

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      7. 6.7 Distribution Strategies

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      8. 6.8 Regional Dynamics

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        1. Figure 6-10 | US Top Suppliers: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Facility Distribution by Geographic Region, 2017

      9. 6.9 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant Trade Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $165.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017

        3. 7.9.3 Consumer Spending

          $123.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        4. 7.9.4 Retail Sales Outlook

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          1. Table | Retail Sales, 2007 – 2022

        5. 7.9.5 Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2007 – 2022

        6. 7.9.6 E-Commerce Outlook

          $186.00

          1. Table | Electronic Shopping Sales, 2007 – 2022

        7. 7.9.7 Packaging Industry Overview

          $281.00

          1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

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