World Corrugated Boxes

Gains will be driven by growth in manufacturing goods packaging, and by improvements in small flute and high-quality graphic board that will penetrate traditional folding carton applications.

Global demand to rise 4.2% annually through 2017

World demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 4.2 percent per year to 234 billion square meters in 2017, slightly outpacing real (inflation-adjusted) gains in GDP. Growth factors include rising industrial activity, particularly in the manufacturing sector, which often requires corrugated packaging to protect and transport goods. In addition, ongoing developments in small flute and high-quality graphic board will allow corrugated boxes to penetrate traditional folding carton applications, especially in the developed world. Greater interest in corrugated packaging as a point-of-sale display in retail applications will also boost demand for value-added boxes.

Asia/Pacific, Africa/Mideast regions to lead gains

The fastest increases in demand for corrugated boxes will occur in developing regions; the Asia/Pacific region and the Africa/Mideast region will both outpace the global average. India and China will see the fastest gains as a result of strong growth in industrial output and consumer product markets. China, which surpassed the US as the world’s largest corrugated box market in 2011, will account for almost half of the increase in global demand over the forecast period. Advances will be supported by greater urbanization and industrialization, expanding international trade and rising consumer income levels.

Recycled board to continue supplanting virgin kraft

Global containerboard demand growth will trail that of box production due to trends toward the use of higher-performance, lighter containerboard. In addition, recycled board will continue to capture market share at the expense of virgin kraft and semichemical corrugated medium (fluting) through 2017. Advances for recycled board will be bolstered by consumer, industry, and regulatory pressures for environmentally friendly products and practices; rising virgin board prices; and rapid demand growth in Asia and the Africa/Mideast region, which are heavily reliant on recycled liner and fluting.

Nonfood nondurables to be fastest growing market

Food and beverages will remain the leading market for corrugated boxes in 2017, accounting for 43 percent of global demand. Advances will benefit from the increased use of corrugated boxes in the production of both fresh and processed food and beverages, particularly in the developing countries of the world. However, more rapid growth in demand is forecast for nonfood nondurables and other corrugated box markets, driven by an acceleration in global manufacturing activity and the rise of Internet-based shopping.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 190.7 billion square meter world box industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by raw material (e.g., containerboard, adhesives, inks, waxes), market (e.g., food and beverage, nonfood nondurables), world region and for 27 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including International Paper, Smurfit Kappa and Rock-Tenn.

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  1. World Corrugated Boxes

    $6,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $254.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $152.00

      1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,366.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $310.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $125.00

        2. 3.2.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

          $175.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $85.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Personal Consumption Expenditures

        $127.00

        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

        $114.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Paper & Paperboard Outlook

        $169.00

        1. Table | WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)

      7. 3.7 World Food & Beverage Manufacturing

        $119.00

        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      8. 3.8 Competitive Technologies

        $159.00

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $130.00

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $105.00

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS

      $715.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Containerboard

        $456.00

        1. Table | WORLD CONTAINERBOARD DEMAND BY REGION & GRADE (million metric tons)

        2. 4.2.1 Recycled Board & Medium

          $92.00

        3. 4.2.2 Kraft Linerboard

          $104.00

        4. 4.2.3 Semichemical Medium Board

          $82.00

        5. 4.2.4 International Containerboard Production

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONTAINERBOARD PRODUCTION (thousand metric tons)

        6. 4.2.5 International Containerboard Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONTAINERBOARD NET EXPORTS (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Other Materials

        $226.00

        1. 4.3.1 Adhesives

          $82.00

        2. 4.3.2 Inks

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Waxes

          $85.00

    5. 5 WORLD CORRUGATED BOX OVERVIEW

      $610.00

      1. 5.1 Regional Overview

        $349.00

        1. 5.1.1 Demand

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY REGION (billion square meters)

        2. 5.1.2 Production

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion square meters)

        3. 5.1.3 International Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX NET EXPORTS (million square meters)

      2. 5.2 Markets

        $260.00

        1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (billion square meters)

        2. 5.2.1 Food & Beverage

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)

        3. 5.2.2 Nonfood Nondurables

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONFOOD NONDURABLES CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)

        4. 5.2.3 Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND (billion square meters)

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

      $987.00

      1. 6.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 North America: Corrugated Box Trends

        $87.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

      3. 6.3 North America: Containerboard Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 United States

        $385.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Canada

        $190.00

        1. Table | CANADA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | CANADA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Mexico

        $216.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | MEXICO: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,993.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: General

        $88.00

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Corrugated Box Trends

        $108.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Containerboard Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 Belgium

        $191.00

        1. Table | BELGIUM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | BELGIUM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 France

        $217.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | FRANCE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Germany

        $224.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | GERMANY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Italy

        $198.00

        1. Table | ITALY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | ITALY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Netherlands

        $181.00

        1. Table | NETHERLANDS: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | NETHERLANDS: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Spain

        $238.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | SPAIN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      10. 7.10 United Kingdom

        $245.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      11. 7.11 Other Western Europe

        $255.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,757.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Corrugated Box Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Containerboard Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      4. 8.4 Australia

        $222.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      5. 8.5 China

        $290.00

        1. Table | CHINA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | CHINA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      6. 8.6 India

        $221.00

        1. Table | INDIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | INDIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      7. 8.7 Indonesia

        $215.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | INDONESIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      8. 8.8 Japan

        $205.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | JAPAN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      9. 8.9 Malaysia

        $191.00

        1. Table | MALAYSIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | MALAYSIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      10. 8.10 Philippines

        $176.00

        1. Table | PHILIPPINES: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | PHILIPPINES: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      11. 8.11 South Korea

        $181.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      12. 8.12 Taiwan

        $214.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | TAIWAN: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      13. 8.13 Thailand

        $209.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | THAILAND: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      14. 8.14 Vietnam

        $201.00

        1. Table | VIETNAM: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | VIETNAM: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      15. 8.15 Other Asia/Pacific

        $220.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,431.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $768.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $86.00

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Corrugated Box Trends

          $84.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        3. 9.1.3 Central & South America: Containerboard Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.1.4 Argentina

          $178.00

          1. Table | ARGENTINA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | ARGENTINA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.1.5 Brazil

          $201.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | BRAZIL: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        6. 9.1.6 Other Central & South America

          $181.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $825.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Corrugated Box Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        3. 9.2.3 Eastern Europe: Containerboard Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.2.4 Poland

          $198.00

          1. Table | POLAND: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | POLAND: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.2.5 Russia

          $254.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | RUSSIA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        6. 9.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $204.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $837.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $82.00

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Corrugated Box Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

        3. 9.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Containerboard Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.3.4 South Africa

          $237.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.3.5 Turkey

          $199.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | TURKEY: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        6. 9.3.6 Other Africa/Mideast

          $214.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CORRUGATED BOX SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square meters)

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONTAINERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,835.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $108.00

      2. 10.2 Corrugated Box Market Share

        $207.00

      3. 10.3 Containerboard Market Share

        $82.00

      4. 10.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $220.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 10.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $128.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 10.6 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $150.00

      8. 10.8 Company Profiles

        $4,886.00

        1. 10.8.1 Alliabox International SL

          $235.00

        2. 10.8.2 Amcor Limited

          $146.00

        3. 10.8.3 Bio-PAPPEL SAB de CV

          $90.00

        4. 10.8.4 Carter Holt Harvey Limited

          $104.00

        5. 10.8.5 Cascades Incorporated

          $160.00

        6. 10.8.6 DS Smith plc

          $433.00

        7. 10.8.7 Duropack GmbH

          $127.00

        8. 10.8.8 Emin Leydier SA

          $92.00

        9. 10.8.9 Europac Group

          $112.00

        10. 10.8.10 Induspac Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 10.8.11 International Paper Company

          $200.00

        12. 10.8.12 KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

          $139.00

        13. 10.8.13 Klabin SA

          $82.00

        14. 10.8.14 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $124.00

        15. 10.8.15 Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited

          $98.00

        16. 10.8.16 Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Incorporated

          $111.00

        17. 10.8.17 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $109.00

        18. 10.8.18 Metsä Group

          $119.00

        19. 10.8.19 Mondi Group

          $188.00

        20. 10.8.20 Nampak Limited

          $93.00

        21. 10.8.21 Nine Dragons Paper Holdings Limited

          $133.00

        22. 10.8.22 Oji Holdings Corporation

          $142.00

        23. 10.8.23 Packaging Corporation of America

          $150.00

        24. 10.8.24 Rengo Company Limited

          $305.00

        25. 10.8.25 Rock-Tenn Company

          $189.00

        26. 10.8.26 ROSSMANN SAS

          $82.00

        27. 10.8.27 SA Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa

          $125.00

        28. 10.8.28 San Miguel Corporation

          $296.00

        29. 10.8.29 Sonoco Products Company

          $123.00

        30. 10.8.30 Stora Enso Oyj

          $240.00

        31. 10.8.31 THIMM Group

          $116.00

        32. 10.8.32 Visy Pty Limited

          $187.00

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