Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has battled adverse conditions over the past five years. From 2008 to 2013, revenue is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 2.9% to an estimated $4.3 billion. The industry includes corrugated and solid fibre boxes, folding paperboard boxes, food containers and other assorted converted paper items. The industry is highly dependent on the manufacturing sector, of which it derives over three-quarters of total demand. In particular, the food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing sector is the largest source of downstream demand for cardboard boxes and corrugated packaging... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of cardboard box and container manufacturers is highly correlated with the dispersion of key suppliers such as paper and paperboard mills. Furthermore, industry manufacturers also typically locate near key consumer markets, given that the bulky and inexpensive nature of cardboard boxes make it less cost effective to transport across long distances. The industry is highly concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. During the past five years, the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia have experienced the most significant industry growth while Alberta and British Columbia have decreased their respective share of manufacturing facilities.
The majority of the nation's cardboard manufacturers are located in Ontario... purchase to read more