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Through 2026, demand for boxes in the US is forecast to increase 2.0% yearly from a high 2021 base to $49.9 billion, with volume demand reaching 31.9 million tons. Although the corrugated and paperboard box market in the US is mature, there are notable growth opportunities in nonmanufacturing applications such as e-commerce, foodservice, and delivery. In addition, suppliers will continue to introduce higher value boxes to the market in order to meet the sustainability and efficiency needs of their customers.

E-Commerce Will Provide the Best Opportunities for Corrugated Boxes

Demand for boxes in e-commerce applications will grow at a double-digit pace, the fastest rate of any market. E-commerce continues to account for an increasing share of retail sales, a trend that accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic when more people took advantage of these services to stay at home. Corrugated boxes will account for nearly all demand in this market due to their predominance as shipping containers.

Several e-commerce trends are expected to have a large impact on corrugated and paperboard box design and innovation, including:

  • direct-to-consumer shipments, which will boost demand for primary packaging that can also act as a shipping container
  • right-sizing of packaging, which will act to limit the volume of packaging used

Foodservice & Carryout Applications Will Bolster Demand for Folding Cartons

Rising use of multi-restaurant delivery platforms such as DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats – along with subsequent increased delivery and takeout options offered by restaurants themselves – will boost healthy gains in demand for folding cartons in foodservice and carryout applications. New municipal regulations and manufacturers’ efforts to reduce the amount of single-use plastics used in the foodservice segment will also benefit demand for folding cartons; however, cartons will continue to face some competition from single-use plastics due to consumer preferences for packaging that reduces the occurrence of food spills and leaks.

Better Aesthetics, Sustainability, & Advanced Features Support Use of Higher Value Boxes

Although they are essentially a commodity product, boxes are increasingly enhanced to improve their aesthetics and functionality:

  • Digital printing is increasingly used to add photo-quality images to both the interior and exterior of boxes in order to catch a customer’s eye, and graphics can be easily altered for short production runs or personalized packaging.
  • Concerns over the sustainability of boxes has led suppliers to continue to shift from wax coatings to higher cost water-based or biobased alternatives, which enhance moisture-resistance while enabling boxes to be recycled.
  • Boxes are increasingly being equipped with features such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensors, which help with inventory management and shipment tracking.

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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 COVID-19 Pandemic

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      1. 2.1 Overview

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      2. 2.2 Impact on the Economy

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        1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2019 - 2023

        2. Figure 2-1 | Real GDP by Economic Sector, 2020 - 2023

      3. 2.3 Impact on the Corrugated & Paperboard Box Industry

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        1. Table | Annual Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Product, 2019 - 2022

        2. Table | Annual Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2019 - 2022

        3. Figure 2-2 | Annual Corrugated & Paperboard Box Value Demand by Market, 2019 - 2022

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Study Scope

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes: Product Examples

      2. 3.2 Historical Trends

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-2 | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand, 2005 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Box Types

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

      4. 3.4 Markets Overview

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      5. 3.5 Pricing Trends & Product Mix

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Average Price by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 3-3 | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Average Price by Product, 2011 - 2031

      6. 3.6 Production Trends

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        1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production by Product, 2011 - 2031

      7. 3.7 International Trade

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        1. 3.7.1 US Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Corrugated & Paperboard Box Supply & Demand, 2011 - 2031

        2. 3.7.2 Imports

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          1. Figure 3-4 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Imports Share by Source, 2021

        3. 3.7.3 Exports

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          1. Figure 3-5 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Exports Share by Destination, 2021

        4. 3.7.4 Impact of Tariffs

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    4. 4 Raw Materials

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      1. 4.1 Paperboard

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        1. 4.1.1 Product Description

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        2. 4.1.2 Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | Paperboard Supply & Demand by Type, 2011 - 2031

        3. 4.1.3 Consumption in Box Production

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          1. Table | Paperboard Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production by Grade & Box Type, 2011 – 2031

      2. 4.2 Other Materials

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        1. 4.2.1 Consumption of Adhesives, Coatings, &Inks During Box Production

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          1. Table | Selected Other Materials Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production by Material, 2011 – 2031

        2. 4.2.2 Adhesives

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        3. 4.2.3 Protective Coatings

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          1. Table | Protective Coatings Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Box Production by Type, 2011 - 2031

        4. 4.2.4 Inks

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    5. 5 Factors Impacting Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand

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      1. 5.1 Growth of E-Commerce

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Product Example: Boxes Used for E-Commerce Orders

      2. 5.2 Retail-Ready Packaging

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Product Example: Retail-Ready Boxes

      3. 5.3 Development of Value-Added Features

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        1. 5.3.1 Examples of Value-Added Features

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        2. 5.3.2 Coated Boxes

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          1. Figure 5-3 | Product Examples: Coated Boxes

        3. 5.3.3 Smart Boxes

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          1. Figure 5-4 | Product Example: Smart Boxes

      4. 5.4 Digital Printing

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        1. Figure 5-5 | Product Examples: Digital Printing

      5. 5.5 Competitive Products

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      6. 5.6 Sustainability Initiatives

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        1. 5.6.1 Recycling & Recycled Content

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        2. 5.6.2 Compostability

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        3. 5.6.3 Renewable Resource & Forest Management

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      7. 5.7 Regulations

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        1. 5.7.1 Regulatory Bodies

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        2. 5.7.2 Renewable Energy Tax Credits

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    6. 6 Corrugated Boxes

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      1. 6.1 Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Corrugated Boxes: Product Examples

        2. Table | Corrugated Boxes: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Competitive Products

      2. 6.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Corrugated Box Supply & Demand, 2011 - 2031

      3. 6.3 Production Trends

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        1. Table | Corrugated Box Shipments & Production, 2011 - 2031

      4. 6.4 Applications (Shipping vs. Packaging)

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        1. Table | Corrugated Box Demand by Application, 2011 - 2031

      5. 6.5 Markets

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        1. Table | Corrugated Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      6. 6.6 Market Share & Key Suppliers

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        1. Figure 6-2 | US Corrugated Boxes Market Share by Company, 2021

    7. 7 Folding Cartons

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      1. 7.1 Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Folding Cartons: Product Examples

        2. Table | Folding Cartons: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Competitive Products

      2. 7.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Folding Paperboard Carton Supply & Demand, 2011 - 2031

      3. 7.3 Markets

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        1. Table | Folding Paperboard Carton Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      4. 7.4 Market Share & Key Suppliers

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        1. Figure 7-2 | US Folded Paperboard Cartons Market Share by Company, 2021

    8. 8 Set-Up Paperboard Boxes

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      1. 8.1 Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Set-Up Paperboard Boxes: Product Examples

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

      2. 8.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Set-Up Paperboard Box Supply & Demand, 2011 - 2031

      3. 8.3 Markets

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        1. Table | Set-Up Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      4. 8.4 Market Share & Key Suppliers

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        1. Figure 8-2 | US Set-Up Paperboard Box Market Share by Company, 2021

    9. 9 Food & Beverage Markets

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      1. 9.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Food & Beverage Applications for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, 2021

      2. 9.2 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Food & Beverage Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      3. 9.3 Grain Mill Products

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        1. Table | Grain Mill Products: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Grain Mill Products

        3. Figure 9-2 | Grain Mill Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      4. 9.4 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood

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        1. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Meat, Poultry, &Seafood

        3. Figure 9-3 | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      5. 9.5 Beverages

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        1. Table | Beverage Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Beverages

        3. Figure 9-4 | Beverages: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      6. 9.6 Fresh Produce

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        1. Table | Fresh Produce Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 9-5 | Fresh Produce: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      7. 9.7 Frozen Food

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        1. Table | Frozen Food Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Frozen Food

        3. Figure 9-6 | Frozen Foods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      8. 9.8 Bakery Products

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        1. Table | Bakery Product Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Baked Goods

        3. Figure 9-7 | Bakery Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      9. 9.9 Canned Food

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        1. Table | Canned Goods Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Canned Goods

        3. Figure 9-8 | Canned Foods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      10. 9.10 Dairy Products

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        1. Table | Dairy Product Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Dairy Products

        3. Figure 9-9 | Dairy Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      11. 9.11 Candy & Confections

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        1. Table | Candy & Confection Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Candy & Confections

        3. Figure 9-10 | Candy & Confections: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      12. 9.12 Other Foods

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        1. Table | Other Foods Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Selected Other Foods

        3. Figure 9-11 | Other Foods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

    10. 10 Nonfood Nondurable Goods Markets

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      1. 10.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 10-1 | Nonfood Nondurable Goods Applications for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, 2021

      2. 10.2 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Nonfood Nondurable Goods Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      3. 10.3 Paper & Publishing

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        1. Table | Paper & Publishing Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-2 | Paper & Publishing Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      4. 10.4 Rubber & Plastic Products

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        1. Table | Rubber & Plastic Product Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-3 | Rubber & Plastic Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      5. 10.5 Pharmaceuticals

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        1. Table | Pharmaceuticals Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-4 | Pharmaceuticals: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      6. 10.6 Chemical Products

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        1. Table | Chemical Products: Box Demand by Application & Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-5 | Chemical Products: Examples & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      7. 10.7 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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        1. Table | Cosmetics & Toiletries Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-6 | Cosmetics & Toiletries: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      8. 10.8 Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods

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        1. Table | Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods Market: Box Demand by Application & Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 10-7 | Other Nonfood Nondurable Goods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

    11. 11 Durable Goods Markets

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      1. 11.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 11-1 | Durable Goods Applications for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, 2021

      2. 11.2 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Durable Goods Box Demand by Market, 2011 - 2031

      3. 11.3 Machinery & Equipment

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        1. Table | Machinery & Equipment Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-2 | Machinery & Equipment: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      4. 11.4 Glass & Ceramic Products

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        1. Table | Glass & Ceramic Products Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-3 | Glass & Ceramic Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      5. 11.5 Fabricated Metal Products

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        1. Table | Fabricated Metal Products Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-4 | Fabricated Metal Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      6. 11.6 Furniture, Lumber, &Wood Products

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        1. Table | Furniture, Lumber, &Wood Products: Box Demand, 2011 - 2031

      7. 11.7 Toys & Sporting Goods

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        1. Table | Toys & Sporting Goods Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-5 | Toys & Sporting Goods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      8. 11.8 Silverware & Jewelry

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        1. Table | Silverware & Jewelry Products Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-6 | Silverware & Jewelry Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      9. 11.9 Motor Vehicle Parts

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        1. Table | Motor Vehicle Parts Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-7 | Motor Vehicle Parts: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      10. 11.10 Music, Entertainment, &Software

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        1. Table | Music, Entertainment, &Software Products Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-8 | Music, Entertainment, &Software Products: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      11. 11.11 Instruments & All Other Durable Goods

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        1. Table | Instruments & All Other Durable Goods Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 11-9 | Instruments & All Other Durable Goods: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

    12. 12 Nonmanufacturing Markets

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      1. 12.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 12-1 | Nonmanufacturing Applications for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, 2021

      2. 12.2 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Nonmanufacturing Box Demand by Market & Product, 2011 - 2031

      3. 12.3 Foodservice & Carryout

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        1. Table | Foodservice & Carryout Market: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 12-2 | Foodservice & Carryout: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

      4. 12.4 E-Commerce

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        1. Table | E-Commerce Market: Box Demand, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 12-3 | E-Commerce: Applications

      5. 12.5 Moving, Storage, &Other Nonmanufacturing Markets

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        1. Table | Moving, Storage, &Other Nonmanufacturing Markets: Box Demand by Product, 2011 - 2031

        2. Figure 12-4 | Moving, Storage, &All Other Nonmanufacturing Markets: Applications & Box Demand by Product, 2021

    13. 13 Industry Structure

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      1. 13.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Sales by Company, 2021

      2. 13.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 13-1 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market Share by Company, 2021

        2. Figure 13-2 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market: Leading Supplier, 2021

        3. Figure 13-3 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2021

        4. Figure 13-4 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2021

        5. Figure 13-5 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2021

        6. Figure 13-6 | US Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2021

      3. 13.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 13.4 Competitive Strategies

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      5. 13.5 Distribution Strategies

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      6. 13.6 Regional Dynamics

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      7. 13.7 List of Industry Participants

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        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    14. 14 Appendix

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      1. 14.1 Report Details

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 14.2 Definitions

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      3. 14.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 14.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 14.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 14.6 Data Changes from Previous Version

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      7. 14.7 Sources

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      8. 14.8 Associations & Agencies

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      9. 14.9 Related Studies & Reports

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      10. 14.10 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 14.10.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2011 - 2031

        2. 14.10.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2011 - 2031

        3. 14.10.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2011 - 2031

        4. 14.10.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2011 - 2031

        5. 14.10.5 E-Commerce Sales

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          1. Table | E-Commerce Sales by Market, 2011 - 2031

        6. 14.10.6 Retail Sales

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          1. Table | Retail Sales by Market, 2011 - 2031

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