The Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry has contracted over the past five years due to weak demand in downstream industries and high competition from plastic substitutes. The industry is characterised by a low level of international trade due to the low value of industry products. Industry performance therefore heavily depends on activity within downstream industries. Demand from beverage and tobacco product manufacturing and from pharmaceutical production has contracted, while the food product manufacturing sector has expanded. Although only representing a small proportion of revenue, exports have been aided by a depreciation of the Australian dollar.
Industry operators convert purchased paper and paperboard into solid paperboard packaging containers (excluding corrugated containers). These are sold to various manufacturers of consumer goods and distributors. End products include folding cartons, tobacco packs, and beverage and food carton packaging.
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.