Given its ubiquity in packaging, the Global Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry's revenue is highly correlated with global demand from manufacturing and retail sectors. Consequently, industry revenue was adversely impacted by the global recession, as falling industrial production in developed markets outweighed relatively strong performances in China, India and other emerging markets. Over the five years to 2015, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at an annualized rate of only 2.3%, reaching $506.4 billion. However, revenue is expected to climb 5.5% in 2015, due to recent improvements in price and production.
Operators in this industry convert paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging solutions. The industry produces corrugated and solid cardboard packaging for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, shipping, retail and others. Flexible packaging like paper bags and plastic sacks are excluded.
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.