The Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry is in decline. The industry's fate is largely bound to that of the Australian Manufacturing division, as downstream manufacturers account for over half of all sales for the industry. Australia's Manufacturing division has struggled to expand, due to rising import penetration and a highly competitive global market. As manufacturers have moved offshore in search of lower labour costs, there has been weaker demand for corrugated paperboard, as consumer products are generally packaged where they are manufactured. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $2.7 billion.
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.