New packaging: Tariff removals have significantly boosted imports, threatening industry players

The Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years, in part due to rising import competition and input prices. Industry performance depends heavily on activity in downstream industries, many of which respond to consumer expenditure patterns. Consumer sentiment has fluctuated over the period, and many downstream manufacturers of non-perishable consumer goods have moved facilities overseas, constraining revenue growth. However, demand from food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers has risen over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to $703.6 million. This includes an anticipated fall of 0.6% in more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intensifying competition and rising import volumes have constrained revenue growth
  • Profitability has fallen due to increased price competition and input cost pressures
  • An anticipated rise in the trade-weighted index is likely to increase import competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry operators are typically located close to downstream markets. Approximately three-quarters of industry enterprises are located in Victoria and New South Wales, principally for proximity to downstream manufacturers. Three out of the four largest industry players have established headquarters and at least one facility or subsidiary in Victoria. Victoria accounts for the largest portion of industry operators and is substantially overrepresented in the industry compared with its share of the population. By contrast, due to remoteness from downstream markets and small populations, no businesses are located in Tasmania, the Northern Territory or the Australian Capital Territory. Fur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing are:

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers/contractors
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food product manufacturing and Domestic price of paper products and paperboard in the Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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. Industry products are sold to various distributors and manufacturers of consumer goods. End products include folding cartons, beverage cartons and food cartons.

    Industry Products
  • Beverage containers
  • Food containers
  • Solid paperboard and other boxes
  • Industry Activities
  • Solid paperboard sheeting
  • Milk and other beverage carton
  • Food container
  • Shoe box and other carton packaging
  • Multipurpose cardboard box and fold-up carton
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • Domestic price of paper products and paperboard
  • Demand from beverage manufacturing
  • Demand from pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit and industry consolidation
  • International trade
  • Green alternatives and product innovation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand and competition
  • Industry profit and consolidation
  • Carbon emissions
  • Import competition
  • Table: Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Snack Food Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Food containers
  • Solid paperboard and other boxes
  • Beverage containers
  • Chart: Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food product manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical product manufacturers
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Other industries
  • Restaurants, cafes and fast-food operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paperboard Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Orora Limited, Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Graphic Packaging International Australia Converting Ltd, Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Graphic Packaging International Australia Converting Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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
    Table: Industry Data for the 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
    Aseptic Packaging
  • Process by which a sterile (aseptic) product is packaged in a sterile container in a way that maintains sterility. Examples include long-life milk and juices.
  • Corrugated Paperboard
  • Paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards.
  • Gable-Top Carton
  • Beverage cartons that have half of the top spout-forming folded in and sealed.
  • Kraft Paper
  • A strong brown (unbleached) form of paper, often used as wrapping or for paper bags.
  • Polyethylene
  • Thermoplastic commodity heavily used in consumer products.
  • Solid Paperboard
  • A combination of a layer of paper and paperboard laminated together to produce a thicker, heavier sheet.
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