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 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Cardboard box and container manufacturers have been faced with escalating competition from imported corrugated products, particularly those sourced from the United States and China. Over the five years to 2019, revenue is forecast to continue to fall as operators contend with declining downstream production... 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 make 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, 52.8% 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 containersFiber cans, tubes and drumsRigid-sided cardboard boxes
Industry Activities
Manufacturing corrugated and solid fibre boxesManufacturing folding cartonsManufacturing non-folding sanitary food containersManufacturing fiber cans, tubes, drums and similar productsManufacturing rigid-sided setup paperboard boxes

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