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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 | Jan 2017

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

Exports have kept the Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry afloat despite subdued industrial production and mounting competition from imports over the five years to 2016. The industry is highly dependent on the manufacturing sector for demand, particularly on food, beverage and agricultural producers. However, sales to the manufacturing sector as a whole have declined in recent years due to the long-term trend of offshoring manufacturing operations to low-cost countries that also provide access to emerging markets. Over the five years to 2021, industry operators will find it necessary to contend with declining downstream production, especially food and beverage manufacturing, which is set to decline as a share of GDP over the five-year period... purchase to read more

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The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry operates with a low level of market share concentration. The two largest companies are estimated to account for 31.0% of total industry revenue in 2016, with the remaining industry operators each representing a relatively small amount of the market. Indicative of the average player's small size, 78.8% of the industry's establishments are anticipated to employ less than 100 employees in 2016.

Yet, the industry's market share concentration has increased over the five-year period, largely due to Rock-Tenn's substantial growth in recent years. In 2011, Rock-Tenn acquired Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, previously an industry leader. The acquisition allowed Rock-Tenn to expand its total production capacity to 9.3 mi.. 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 nonfolding sanitary food containersManufacturing fibre cans, tubes, drums and similar productsManufacturing rigid-sided setup paperboard boxes

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