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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 32221CA | Mar 2016

Boxed in: Rising competition from imports and substitutes will continue shrinking the industry

IBISWorld’s Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Subdued industrial production and mounting competition from imports have harmed the performance of the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry. Moreover, cardboard box and container manufacturers continue to experience escalating competition from imported corrugated products. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is forecast to continue to fall. Industry operators will find it necessary to contend with declining downstream production, especially food and beverage manufacturing, and competition from substitute products is anticipated to intensify, hurting industry demand... 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 typically locate near key consumer markets, given that the bulky and inexpensive nature of cardboard boxes makes it less cost effective to transport across long distances. Consequently, the industry is highly concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.


The majority of the nation's cardboard manufacturers are located in Ontario. According to the latest available data from Canadian Business Patterns, 50.9% of industry establishments are located in the province... purchase to read more


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What is the Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing Industry?

This industry includes companies which primarily convert purchased paper, paperboard and old corrugated containers into cardboard boxes, containers and similar packaging. The industry produces corrugated and solid cardboard packaging for a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, shipping, retail and others.

Industry Products
Corrugated and solid fibre boxesFolding cartonsNon-folding sanitary food containersFibre cans, tubes and drumsRigid-sided cardboard boxes
Industry Activities
Manufacturing corrugated and solid fibre boxesManufacturing folding cartonsManufacturing non-folding sanitary food containersManufacturing fibre cans, tubes, drums and similar productsManufacturing rigid-sided setup paperboard boxes

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