Paper thin: Declining downstream manufacturing industries have limited demand

The Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining manufacturing and rising costs have eroded industry profitability
  • The two largest companies, Visy and Orora, represent more than half of industry revenue
  • Marginal growth in the retail and manufacturing sectors is expected to support domestic demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry have faced difficult conditions over the past five years. The industry's operations are largely bound to those of the Australian Manufacturing division, as downstream manufacturers account for almost half of all industry sales. Australia's Manufacturing division has struggled due to rising import penetration and a highly competitive global market. Demand for corrugated paperboard containers has been restricted due to many local manufacturers moving offshore, as consumer products are generally packaged where they are manufactured. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $2.83 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Firms in the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry produce corrugated cardboard boxes, including standard brown boxes, fold-up boxes and customised containers. These products are mostly made from recycled paper sheets combined together to make corrugated containerboard.

    Cardboard boxes

    Cardboard boxes are the primary product manufactured by industry firms. These standard, brown, fold-up containers are expected to account for 61.3% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The most common style of box is the Regular Slotted Container (RSC). Each RSC flap has the same length and the outer flaps are half the container's width. Telescope-style boxes are another frequently used standard box type, and consist of a top that fits over a separate body. Wra..

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    Additional Insights for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Development of new products
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Demand from wholesale trade in the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators purchase paper and paperboard from mills and use it to manufacture corrugated paperboard containers. Industry products include plain cardboard boxes and specialised packaging for various industrial and consumer goods. Finished cardboard containers are mainly sold to other manufacturing industries in Australia, as well as to wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

    Industry Products
    Cardboard boxes
    Customised containers
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing cardboard boxes and containers
    Manufacturing fruit, vegetable and seafood trays
    Manufacturing other specialised product packaging

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Domestic price of paper products and paperboard
  • Demand from agriculture

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Downstream demand
  • Competition and trade
  • Environment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Profitability
  • Trade difficulties
  • Carbon emissions
  • Table: Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Agribusiness
  • Organic Farming
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Printing
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Customised containers
  • Chart: Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other industries
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Pratt Holdings Proprietary LimitedOrora Limited
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Corrugated Paperboard
  • Paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards.
  • Kraft Paper
  • Strong brown paper glued together to create corrugated paperboard.
  • Solid Paperboard
  • Constructed when a layer of paper and paperboard are laminated together to produce a thicker, heavier sheet.
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