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Corrugated Boxes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

Market Overview:

The global corrugated boxes market size reached US$ 193.8 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 225 Billion by 2027, exhibiting at a CAGR of 2.44% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Corrugated boxes are made by assembling three layers of corrugated cardboard sheets. These sheets assist in trapping air between them which acts as a cushion for protecting the contents of the box. In comparison with other forms of packaging, corrugated boxes offer numerous advantageous properties which include strength, lightweight, flexibility, high durability and aesthetic value. Additionally, these boxes are environment-friendly in nature as they are manufactured without the use of any harmful chemicals and can be easily recycled.

 

 
 

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Market Drivers:

Corrugated boxes are widely utilized in the packaging of food and beverages, chemicals, glassware and ceramics, paper, electronics, textiles, personal care and household products. The growth in these end use industries has propelled the demand for corrugated boxes worldwide. Moreover, the e-commerce industry is experiencing strong growth on account of the convenience offered by online shopping such as free shipping options, and hassle-free delivery and return policies. As online retailers use product-specific corrugated boxes to keep items safe from mechanical stress, it is positively influencing the market growth. Apart from this, in order to launch improved corrugated boxes, manufacturers are investing in research and development activities. They are also coming up with customized packaging to widen their consumer base.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global corrugated boxes market, along with forecasts at the global and regional level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on material used and end-use.

Breakup by Material Used:

 

 
 

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  • Recycled Corrugates
  • Virgin Corrugates


Currently, recycled corrugates account for the majority of the total market share. This can be accredited to their extensive usage in the packaging of lightweight products like cosmetics, consumer electronics and fast-food items.


Breakup by End Use:

  • Food Products and Beverages
  • Paper Products
  • Electrical and Electronic Goods
  • Personal Care and Household Goods
  • Chemicals
  • Glassware and Ceramics
  • Textile Goods
  • Others


The report finds that food products and beverages currently represent the largest end use segment of corrugated boxes. This can be attributed to the advantages offered by these boxes which include lightweight, structural rigidity and cushioning effect.  


Regional Insights:

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa


On the geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the global corrugated boxes industry on account of a large consumer base and rapid economic development in countries such as China and India.


Competitive Landscape:

The market is fragmented in nature with the presence of several small and large manufacturers who compete against one another in terms of prices and quality. Some of the key players operating in the market are:

  • International Paper Company
  • Nine Dragons Worldwide (China) Investment Group Co., Ltd.
  • WestRock Company
  • Smurfit Kappa Group plc
  • Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd.
     

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2021
Historical Period 2016-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Units US$ Billion, Billion Sq. Meters
Segment Coverage Material Used, End-Use, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Companies Covered International Paper Company, Nine Dragons Worldwide (China) Investment Group Co., Ltd., WestRock Company, Smurfit Kappa Group plc and Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd.
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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    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Price Analysis
        5.4.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.4.2    Price Structure
        5.4.3    Price Trends
    5.5    Market Breakup by Region
    5.6    Market Breakup by Material Used
    5.7    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.8    Market Forecast
    5.9    SWOT Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Strengths
        5.9.3    Weaknesses
        5.9.4    Opportunities
        5.9.5    Threats
    5.10    Value Chain Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Forest Growers
        5.10.3    Pulp Mills
        5.10.4    Paper Manufacturers
        5.10.5    Corrugated Box Manufacturers
        5.10.6    Distributors
        5.10.7    End Use Industries
        5.10.8    Retailers
        5.10.9    Waste Management Companies    
    5.11    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.11.1    Overview
        5.11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.11.4    Degree of Rivalry
        5.11.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.11.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.12    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 Care and Household 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 Worldwide (China) Investment Group Co., Ltd.
        14.2.1    Company Overview
        14.2.2    Company Description
        14.2.3    Financial Performance
    14.3    WestRock Company
        14.3.1    Company Overview
        14.3.2    Company Description
        14.3.3    Financial Performance
    14.4    Smurfit Kappa Group plc
        14.4.1    Company Overview
        14.4.2    Company Description
        14.4.3    Financial Performance
    14.5     Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd.
        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), 2016-2021
Figure 3: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2016-2021
Figure 4: Corrugated Boxes Market: Price Structure (in US$/Sq. Metre)
Figure 5: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Average Prices (in US$/ Sq. Metre), 2016-2021
Figure 6: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Averages Prices (in US$/ Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 7: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2021
Figure 8: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Material Used (in %), 2021
Figure 9: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2021
Figure 10: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 11: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2022-2027
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), 2016 & 2021
Figure 16: Asia Pacific: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 17: Europe: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 18: Europe: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 19: North America: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 20: North America: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 21: Latin America: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 22: Latin America: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 23: Middle East and Africa: Corrugated Boxes Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 24: Middle East and Africa: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 25: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (Recycled Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 26: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (Recycled Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 27: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (Virgin Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 28: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (Virgin Corrugates): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 29: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Food Products and Beverages): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 30: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Food Products and Beverages): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 31: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Paper Products): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 32: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Paper Products): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 33: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Electrical and Electronic Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 34: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Electrical and Electronic Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 35: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Personal and Household Care Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 36: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Personal and Household Care Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 37: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Chemicals): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 38: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Chemicals): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 39: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Glassware and Ceramics): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 40: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Glassware and Ceramics): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 41: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Textile Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 42: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Textile Goods): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 43: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market (in Other Uses): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2016 & 2021
Figure 44: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast (in Other Uses): Volume Trends (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Figure 45: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %), 2021
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, 2021 and 2027
Table 2: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Table 3: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by Material Used (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
Table 4: Global: Corrugated Boxes Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use (in Billion Sq. Meters), 2022-2027
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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Key Question Answered in this Report

The global corrugated boxes market was valued at US$ 193.8 Billion in 2021.

We expect the global corrugated boxes market to exhibit a CAGR of 2.44% during 2022-2027.

The emerging trend of customized packaging, along with the introduction of product-specific corrugated
boxes that keep items safe from mechanical stress, is currently driving the global corrugated boxes
market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increasing shift from conventional brick-and-
mortar channels towards e-commerce platforms for the purchase of goods, thereby catalyzing the
demand for corrugated boxes as a packaging solution.

Based on the material used, the global corrugated boxes market has been segmented into recycled
corrugates, and virgin corrugates. Currently, recycled corrugates exhibit a clear dominance in the
market.

Based on the end use, the global corrugated boxes market can be categorized into food products and
beverages, paper products, electrical and electronic goods, personal care and household goods,
chemicals, glassware and ceramics, textile goods and others. Among these, the food products and
beverages account for the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin
America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global corrugated boxes market include International Paper Company,
Nine Dragons Worldwide (China) Investment Group Co., Ltd., WestRock Company, Smurfit Kappa Group
plc, Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, etc.

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