Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue has decreased at an annualised 0.8%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital, industry operators spend an additional $3.89 on labour. This indicates that the industry has a medium level of capital intensity. Wage costs have decreased over the past five years, while depreciation has increased. Therefore, the industry has become more capital-intensive over the past five years. Industry operators increased spending on machinery and equipment over the period to improve operational efficiencies. Meanwhile, industry operators shed workers in an attempt to reduce costs.
Labour includes all workers, from the production line, to designers, administration officers, managers and engineers... purchase to read more