The Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry is in a decline. The industry's fate is largely bound to that of the Australian manufacturing sector as a whole, as downstream manufacturers account for over half of all sales for the industry. Australia's manufacturing cluster has struggled to expand, due to rising import penetration and a highly competitive global market and, as a result, demand for corrugated paperboard packaging has dropped as downstream manufacturers fought to cut costs. The drought and flood conditions in Australia have also taken their toll on the industry, with fewer cardboard boxes used in horticultural packaging.
Operators in this industry purchase paper and paperboard from mills and use it to manufacture corrugated paperboard containers. Industry products include plain cardboard boxes and specialised packaging for various industrial and consumer goods. Finished cardboard containers are mainly sold to other manufacturing industries in Australia, as well as to wholesalers, distributors and retailers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.