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 2020, 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has moderate barriers to entry. The primary barrier facing new operators is the high initial cost of financing a central facility and operating machinery. Nearly all new entrants will borrow money to open a manufacturing facility, and the availability of such funds can depend on many factors, including business prospects and regulation on lending and borrowing.
Access to labour is another potential barrier facing new entrants. Typical employees include designers, engineers, floor staff, managers, sales and marketing staff. On average, industry operators have over 50 employees per manufacturing facility... purchase to read more