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Corrugated Boxes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

Corrugated box is made by assembling corrugated cardboard sheets which are prepared by gluing two flat papers (liners) to the top of a wavy layer of cardboard (flute) on either side. On account of the wavy layer, corrugated box serves as an insulator, thereby, protecting its contents from temperature variations. In addition, it offers high strength, rigidity, flexibility, high durability, light-weightiness, aesthetic value, cost-effectiveness and recyclability. Besides this, corrugated box is crush-resistant and has the ability to withstand top or side pressure. Owing to the aforementioned properties, corrugated box represents a preferred means of packaging for numerous industries. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, “Corrugated Boxes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024”, the global corrugated boxes market reached a value of US$ 176.1 Billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% during 2011-2018.

Growing e-commerce industry is one of the primary factors driving the global corrugated boxes market. As product safety is crucial for online retailers, they prefer corrugated boxes which have proved to be an effective transit packaging material. Another factor catalyzing the market growth is the surge in the demand for packaged food products due to rising disposable incomes and lifestyle changes. This has, in turn, led to the penetration of corrugated boxes in the food and beverage industry. The growth of the other end-use industries such as, chemicals, electronics and textiles has further escalated the global demand for corrugated boxes. Moreover, manufacturers are also coming up with different shapes, sizes and designs, in order to increase their consumer-base.

The report has segmented the global corrugated boxes market on the basis of end-use. The food products and beverage sector dominates the market, accounting for nearly a half of the total global market. Other end-use sectors include electrical and electronic goods, personal and household care goods, glassware and ceramics, paper product, chemicals and textile goods. Based on the material used, recycled corrugates exhibit a clear dominance in the market, followed by virgin corrugates. The market is also segmented on a regional basis, covering North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, Asia-Pacific represents the largest market, followed by Europe. An analysis of the competitive landscape provides the details of the key players operative in the market. Some of the major players are International Paper, Nine Dragons Paper, West Rock, Smurfit Kappa Group, and Lee & Man Group.

This report provides a deep insight into the global corrugated boxes industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a corrugated boxes manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the corrugated boxes industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global corrugated boxes market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key end-use segments in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key materials used in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the price trends of corrugated boxes?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What is the structure of the global corrugated boxes industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • How are corrugated boxes manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for corrugated boxes?
  • What are the transportation requirements for corrugated boxes?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a corrugated box manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objective of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
        2.4.3    Data Validation
    2.5    Scope and Assumptions
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Corrugated Boxes Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Price Trends
        5.3.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Breakup by Region
    5.5    Market Breakup by Material Used
    5.6    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.7    Market Forecast
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Strengths
        5.8.3    Weaknesses
        5.8.4    Opportunities
        5.8.5    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Forest Growers
        5.9.3    Pulp Mills
        5.9.4    Paper Manufacturers
        5.9.5    Corrugated Box Manufacturers
        5.9.6    Distributors
        5.9.7    End Use Industries
        5.9.8    Retailers
        5.9.9    Waste Management Companies    
    5.10    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Rivalry
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.11    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6   Performance of Key Regions
    6.1    Asia Pacific
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Europe
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    North America
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
    6.4    Latin America
        6.4.1 Market Trends
        6.4.2 Market Forecast
    6.5    Middle East and Africa
        6.5.1 Market Trends
        6.5.2 Market Forecast
7   Performance by Material Used
    7.1    Recycled Corrugates
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Virgin Corrugates
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
8   Performance by End-Use
    8.1    Food Products and Beverages
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Forecast
    8.2    Paper Products
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Forecast
    8.3    Electrical and Electronic Goods
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Forecast
    8.4    Personal and Household Care Goods
        8.4.1 Market Trends
        8.4.2 Market Forecast
    8.5    Chemicals
        8.5.1 Market Trends
        8.5.2 Market Forecast
    8.6    Glassware and Ceramics
        8.6.1 Market Trends
        8.6.2 Market Forecast
    8.7    Textile Goods
        8.7.1 Market Trends
        8.7.2 Market Forecast
    8.8    Others
        8.8.1 Market Trends
        8.8.2 Market Forecast
9   Competitive Landscape
    9.1    Competitive Structure
    9.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
10  Corrugated Box Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Detailed Process Flow
    10.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    10.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
11  Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    11.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    11.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    11.3    Plant Machinery
    11.4    Machinery Pictures
    11.5    Raw Materials Requirements and Expenditures
    11.6    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    11.7    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    11.8    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    11.9    Utilities Requirements and Expenditures
    11.10    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    11.11    Other Capital Investments
12  Loans and Financial Assistance
13  Project Economics

    13.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    13.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    13.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    13.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    13.5    Income Projections
    13.6    Expenditure Projections
    13.7    Financial Analysis
    13.8    Profit Analysis
14  Key Players Profiles
    14.1    International Paper Company
        14.1.1    Company Overview
        14.1.2    Company Description
        14.1.3    Financial Performance
    14.2    Nine Dragons Paper
        14.2.1    Company Overview
        14.2.2    Company Description
        14.2.3    Financial Performance
    14.3    West Rock
        14.3.1    Company Overview
        14.3.2    Company Description
        14.3.3    Financial Performance
    14.4    Smurfit Kappa Group
        14.4.1    Company Overview
        14.4.2    Company Description
        14.4.3    Financial Performance
    14.5    Lee and Mann Group
        14.5.1    Company Overview
        14.5.2    Company Description
        14.5.3    Financial Performance


List of Figures

Figure 1: Corrugated Boxes Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Consumption Volume (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 4: Corrugated Boxes Market: Price Structure (in US$/Sq. Metre)
Figure 5: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Average Prices (in US$/ Sq. Metre), 2011-2018
Figure 6: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Averages Prices (in US$/ Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 7: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 8: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Material Used (in %), 2018
Figure 9: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2018
Figure 10: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 11: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 12: Global: Corrugated Boxes Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Corrugated Boxes Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 14: Global: Corrugated Boxes Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 15: Asia Pacific: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 16: Asia Pacific: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 17: Europe: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 18: Europe: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 19: North America: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 20: North America: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 21: Latin America: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 22: Latin America: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 23: Middle East and Africa: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 24: Middle East and Africa: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 25: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (Recycled Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 26: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (Recycled Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 27: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (Virgin Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 28: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (Virgin Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 29: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Food Products and Beverages): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 30: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Food Products and Beverages): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 31: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Paper Products): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 32: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Paper Products): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 33: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Electrical and Electronic Goods):     Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 34: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Electrical and Electronic Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 35: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Personal and Household Care Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 36: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Personal and Household Care Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 37: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Chemicals): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 38: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Chemicals): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 39: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Glassware and Ceramics): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 40: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Glassware and Ceramics): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 41: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Textile Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 42: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Textile Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 43: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Other Uses): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2011 & 2018
Figure 44: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Other Uses): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Figure 45: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %), 2018
Figure 46: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 47: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Various Unit Operations Involved
Figure 48: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks (in Kg)
Figure 49: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks (in Square Metres)
Figure 50: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Process:  Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 51: Corrugated Box Industry: Profit Margins at Various Stages of Supply   Chain
Figure 52: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Operational Costs
Figure 53: International Paper Company: SWOT Analysis


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by Material Used (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Uses (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2019-2024
Table 5: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Competitive Landscape
Table 6: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Major Manufacturers
Table 7: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day)
Table 8: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 9: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 10: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Plant and Machinery (in US$)
Table 11: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day) and Expenditures (US$/Ton)
Table 12: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Utility Requirements and Expenditures
Table 13: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 14: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 15: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 16: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 17: Corrugated Boxes Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 18: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 19: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 20: Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account (in US$)
Table 21: International Paper Company: Financials
Table 22: Nine Dragons Paper: Financials
Table 23: West Rock: Financials
Table 24: Smurfit Kappa Group: Financials
Table 25: Lee and Mann Group: Financials

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