Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry has contracted over the past five years due to weak demand 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 in downstream industries. Demand from pharmaceutical production has contracted, while the food and beverage product manufacturing sector has expanded. Australian cigarette production stopped in 2014-15, with the closure of Phillip Morris Australia's and British American Tobacco's manufacturing facilities. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue has decreased at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $510.0 million. This includes growth of 0.4%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry manufactures a variety of solid paperboard containers for a range of markets, from manufacturers through to retailers.
Solid cardboard boxes
Solid cardboard boxes are used by a range of industries in Australia. These include manufacturing industries such as footwear manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing and books and stationery manufacturing. Distributors and retailers may purchase fold-up boxes, display boxes and other cardboard for further packaging after the purchase from manufacturers. Overall demand for these products is forecast to have grown at a slower rate than other product segments, mainly due to declining manufacturing activity in Australia caused by import competition and offshoring practices... purchase to read more