Ouside the box: Rising export levels and steady demand from downstream customers supported revenue growth

Exports have kept the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry afloat despite subdued industrial production and mounting competition from imports over the five years to 2017. The industry is highly dependent on the manufacturing sector for demand, particularly on food, beverage and agricultural producers. However, sales to the manufacturing sector as a whole have declined in recent years due to the long-term trend of offshoring manufacturing operations to low-cost countries that also provide access to emerging markets. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is forecast to continue to grow, as demand from the food, beverage and agricultural sector is expected to expand over the next five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Cardboard box and container manufacturers continue to experience escalating competition from imported corrugated products
  • Profit margins have remained stagnant in recent years, despite recent restructuring efforts
  • Demand for food and beverage products is expected to keep pace with the overall economy
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Despite the general stability of downstream markets, the performance of the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has been damaged by mounting competition from imports and substitutes over the past five years. However, a significant depreciation of the Canadian dollar in 2015 made industry products from Canada considerably less expensive for foreign buyers. Increases in exports contributed to significant revenue over 2014 and 2015. Cardboard is one of the most common forms of packaging, particularly for the food and beverage manufacturing sector. Given the nondiscretionary nature of products sold by this downstream sector, these producers typically provide a very stable source of demand. Reg...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial capacity utilization and Consumer spending in the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes companies which primarily convert purchased paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging. The industry produces corrugated and solid cardboard packaging for a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, shipping, retail and others.

    Industry Products
  • Corrugated and solid fibre boxes
  • Folding cartons
  • Other boxes and containers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing corrugated and solid fibre boxes
  • Manufacturing folding cartons
  • Manufacturing nonfolding sanitary food containers
  • Manufacturing fibre cans, tubes, drums and similar products
  • Manufacturing rigid-sided setup paperboard boxes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Consumer spending
  • World price of wood pulp
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Accelerating imports
  • Industrial production and downstream markets
  • Profit harmed by input costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade trends
  • Consolidation and product changes
  • Table: Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada
  • Retail Trade In Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing in Canada
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Paper Mills in Canada
  • Printing in Canada
  • Recycling Facilities in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Corrugated and solid fibre boxes
  • Folding cartons
  • Other boxes and containers
  • Chart: Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food, beverage and agricultural producers
  • Exports
  • Retail and wholesale companies
  • Miscellaneous manufacturers
  • Paper and other product producers
  • Chemical, plastic and rubber product producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cascades Inc., WestRock Company,
  • Table: Cascades Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: WestRock Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of wood pulp (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A form of paperboard specifically manufactured for the production of corrugated cardboard. The term encompasses linerboard and corrugating medium.
  • Corrugated Medium
  • A type of paperboard used to make corrugated cartons; the wavy medium sheet is laminated to two flat linerboards on either side.
  • Linerboard
  • A type of paperboard used to make corrugated cartons; it makes up the flat sheets on either side of the corrugated medium sheet.
  • Sanitary Food Containers
  • Non-folding cartons made for food storage. Cartons for liquids can be fabricated from laminates of paperboard, foil and polyethylene.
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