Industry revenue has taken a beating due to the continuous decline in the real price of paperboard packaging over the past decade. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will decline at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2011-12, slipping to $668 million after an anticipated 2.9% year-on-year decline in 2011-12.
Import growth has been notable over the past five years – now representing 10.3% of domestic demand. This is up from 6.7% in 2006-07, meaning imports are satisfying more and more domestic demand. The majority of imports originate in nations with lower production costs like China and Taiwan, making them extremely competitive in Australia.
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.