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Paperboard Container Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Paperboard Container Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1521a | Feb 2016

Paper tiger: The industry's market share concentration is rising as domestic demand falls

IBISWorld’s Paperboard Container Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

Four major players generate the bulk of Australian production and the majority of revenue for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry. IBISWorld estimates that the top four industry operators account for 76.6% of industry revenue in 2015-16. The top four companies are Orora, Visy, Detmold Holdings and Colorpak. Colorpak's acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey's folding carton business in 2011 led to the consolidation of two large industry operators, increasing market concentration.

In the past couple of years, market share concentration has increased due to product innovation by the larger industry operators, with larger research and development budgets, and consolidation in the industry. This has led to increased demand for these products... purchase to read more


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What is the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry?

Industry operators convert paper and paperboard into solid paperboard packaging containers (excluding corrugated containers). These are sold to various distributors and manufacturers of consumer goods. End products include folding cartons, tobacco packs, and beverage and food carton packaging.

Industry Products
Beverage containersFood containersSolid cardboard boxes
Industry Activities
Solid paperboard sheetingMilk and other beverage cartonTobacco and food containerShoe box and other carton packagingMultipurpose cardboard box and fold-up carton

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