Global Corrugated Boxes

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This study analyzes the global market for corrugated boxes and the main raw material used to make boxes, containerboard.

Covered products include:

  • corrugated boxes, including regular slotted containers and other corrugated containers such as die cut and five-panel folder boxes
  • containerboard used to make boxes

Corrugated box markets include:

  • food and beverage (such as fresh produce, meat and poultry products, canned foods, snacks, carbonated soft drinks, tea, grain mill products, and frozen foods)
  • nonfood nondurable goods (such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cleaning products, textiles, toiletries, clothing, and various plastic and rubber goods)
  • e-commerce, including secondary packaging used to ship goods sold via business-to-consumer e-commerce transactions. Excluded are:
    • boxes that serve as primary packaging in retail stores and e-commerce-ready packaging, in which items are packaged by the manufacturer that also serve as shipping containers
    • secondary packaging used for the shipping of goods sold via business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce transactions, which is included in the other markets segment.
  • other markets, including durable goods (such as appliances, books, electronics, furniture, jewelry, toys, and tools), catalog sales, and consumer-to-consumer e-commerce sales

Boxes that serve as primary packaging in retails stores and e-commerce ready packaging are included in their respective manufacturing markets (e.g., food and beverage, nonfood nondurable goods).

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