Can of worms: Competitive pressure will contribute to falling sales and squeezed profit margins

The Metal Can and Container Manufacturing industry in Canada provides cans and containers to the food and beverage market and to other industrial markets. Operators manufacture cans, typically aluminum, used to package fruits, vegetables, juice, beer and other foods and drinks. Operators also manufacture containers, which are larger and typically steel-based, that are used to store and ship seafood, bird seed, paint, detergent and other industrial products. Despite the popularity of metal cans and containers, an increasing share is being imported from abroad, undercutting this industry's sales. The importing of aluminum cans for food and beverages has been on the rise, undercutting what used to be this industry's largest product more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has risen slightly, due largely to fluctuations in the price of steel inputs and the Canadian dollar
  • Declining sales have forced numerous operators out of the industry
  • The import of cans is expected to accelerate
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Metal Can and Container Manufacturing industry in Canada exhibits a relatively low level of capital intensity, with operators spending an estimated $0.11 on depreciation for every $1.00 spent on labour in 2019. This reflects moderate reliance on machinery and plant equipment for the manufacture of metal cans and containers. Most capital investment in this industry goes into cost-cutting technology and logistical efficiency. Moreover, the industry is undergoing consolidation, as industry operators are pushing for operational efficiency and transitioning to a more automated work environment. Consequently, wages' share of revenue is expected to decline from 18.4% of revenue in 2014 to 16.2% in 2019...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Effective cost control
  • Close customer relationships
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Consumer spending in the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures light metal cans made of aluminum or steel that are used as beverage and food containers. It also manufactures light metal shipping containers including barrels, drums and pails. This industry does not manufacture heavy metal tanks or nonmetal cans and containers.

    Industry Products
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Other metal containers
  • Steel barrels, drums, pails and boxes
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing metal cans
  • Manufacturing metal shipping containers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Consumer spending
  • Total trade value
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Squeezed out of the market
  • Exits and consolidation
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Major markets
  • Competition and consolidation
  • Table: Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing in Canada
  • Seafood Preparation in Canada
  • Soda Production in Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada
  • Steel Rolling & Drawing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other metal containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Steel barrels, drums, pails and boxes
  • Chart: Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food and beverage companies
  • General industrial market
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Can & Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ball Corporation, Mauser Packaging Solutions, Crown Holdings Inc.,
  • Table: Ball Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Mauser Packaging Solutions - financial performance
  • Table: Crown Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Can & 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 Metal Can & Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Industrial capacity utilization (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • Three-Piece Can
  • A can made from flat sheets, with tops and bottoms attached at both ends. It is used for food, juice, paint and other products.
  • Two-Piece Can
  • A can made from steel or aluminum in the form of a cup shaped container with an end attached to it. It is used for food, beverages and other products.
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