Insights on the Corrugated Boxes Global Market to 2026 - by Material Used, End-use and Region

22 March 2021

Dublin, March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Corrugated Boxes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global corrugated boxes market reached a value of US$ 189.8 Billion in 2020. 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.

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. Looking forward, the publisher expects the global corrugated boxes market to exhibit steady growth during the next five years.

Breakup by Material Used:

  • 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.

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 has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the major materials used in the global corrugated boxes industry?
  • What are the key end use segments 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?

Key Topics Covered:

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

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