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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry is in the decline stage of its industry life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2018, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to decline at an average annual rate of 2.0%. Comparatively, overall GDP is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 5.4% over the same 10-year period. As a result, the industry is shrinking as a share of the economy, a key indicator of a declining industry.
Over the 10 years to 2018, the number of Canadian cardboard manufacturing facilities is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 2.6% to 238 remaining facilities... purchase to read more