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U.S. Folding Paperboard Box Market Analysis and Forecast to 2025

  • ID: 3497901
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: United States
  • IndexBox Inc.
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Imports from China Recorded a Dramatic Increase of 17.9% in 2018

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Americraft Carton
  • Clondalkin Group
  • Hub Folding Box Company
  • Minmor Industries
  • Neff Packaging Solutions
  • The Standard Group
  • MORE

The revenue of the folding paperboard box market in the U.S. amounted to $14.4B in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, folding paperboard box consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 2.9% y-o-y. Folding paperboard box consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Folding Paperboard Box Production in the U.S.

In value terms, folding paperboard box production amounted to $14B in 2018. Overall, folding paperboard box production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when production volume increased by 3% against the previous year. Folding paperboard box production peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, the exports of folding paperboard box from the U.S. stood at 16K tonnes, declining by -16.7% against the previous year. Overall, folding paperboard box exports continue to indicate a noticeable deduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by 13% year-to-year. In that year, folding paperboard box exports attained their peak of 20K tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of folding paperboard box exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, folding paperboard box exports totaled $42M (estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, folding paperboard box exports continue to indicate a moderate contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by 8.2% against the previous year. In that year, folding paperboard box exports attained their peak of $51M. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of folding paperboard box exports failed to regain its momentum.

Exports by Country

The Dominican Republic (1.9K tonnes), Belgium (1.1K tonnes) and Italy (932 tonnes) were the main destinations of folding paperboard box exports from the U.S., together accounting for 25% of total exports.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Dominican Republic ($5.7M), Costa Rica ($3M) and Italy ($2.6M) were the largest markets for folding paperboard box exported from the U.S. worldwide, with a combined 27% share of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Panama, Germany, Belgium, the UK, Colombia, Nicaragua, the Netherlands and Ecuador, which together accounted for a further 34%.

Nicaragua experienced the highest growth rate of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the last five-year period, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average folding paperboard box export price amounted to $2,724 per tonne, rising by 4.2% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.4%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 5.6% y-o-y. The export price peaked in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Germany ($3,297 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Ecuador ($1,188 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Panama, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the imports of folding paperboard box into the U.S. amounted to 161K tonnes, surging by 17% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.4% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 17% against the previous year. In that year, folding paperboard box imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, folding paperboard box imports stood at $536M (estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +6.0% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 14% y-o-y. In that year, folding paperboard box imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2018, China (103K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of folding paperboard box to the U.S., accounting for a 64% share of total imports. Moreover, folding paperboard box imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Indonesia (15K tonnes), sevenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (10K tonnes), with a 6.4% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume from China amounted to +5.1%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Indonesia (+11.4% per year) and Germany (+20.5% per year).

In value terms, China ($387M) constituted the largest supplier of folding paperboard box to the U.S., comprising 72% of total folding paperboard box imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($26M), with a 4.8% share of total imports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 3.9% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China amounted to +5.8%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+17.1% per year) and Indonesia (+7.2% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average folding paperboard box import price amounted to $3,337 per tonne, dropping by -2.2% against the previous year. Overall, the folding paperboard box import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the average import price increased by 3.2% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $3,413 per tonne in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China ($3,755 per tonne), while the price for Turkey ($1,213 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Taiwan, Chinese, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

The report provides on an in-depth study of the U.S. folding paperboard box market. It outlines the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. In addition, the report contains insightful information about the industry, including industry life cycle, business locations, productivity, employment and many other crucial aspects. The Company Profiles section contains existing data on the largest players in the industry.

Companies mentioned:

  • Multi Packaging Solutions,
  • The Chilcote Company,
  • Minmor Industries,
  • Hub Folding Box Company,
  • Malnove Incorporated of Florida,
  • Colbert Packaging Corporation,
  • Contemporary Graphics and Bindery,
  • Flower City Printing,
  • Utah Paper Box Company,
  • Disc Graphics,
  • Malnove Holding Company,
  • Burd & Fletcher Company,
  • Mod-Pac Corp.,
  • Graphic Packaging International Corporation,
  • Royal Paper Box Co. of California,
  • Neff Packaging Solutions,
  • Clondalkin Group,
  • Carton Service,
  • The Standard Group,
  • Western Container Company,
  • Welch Packaging Group,
  • Americraft Carton,
  • Climax Manufacturing Company,
  • Malnove Incorporated of Nebraska,
  • Impac Group,
  • Graphic Packaging International,
  • Sctray Company,
  • Caraustar Custom Packaging Group

Data coverage:

  • Folding paperboard box market size;
  • Folding paperboard box production, value of shipments;
  • Key market players and their profiles;
  • Exports, imports and trade balance;
  • Import and export prices;
  • Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;
  • Key industry statistics;
  • Life cycle of the folding paperboard box industry;
  • Number of establishments and their locations;
  • Employment data;
  • Folding paperboard box industry productivity.

Reasons to buy this report:

  • Take advantage of the latest data;
  • Find deeper insights into current market developments;
  • Discover vital success factors affecting the market.

This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues

1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Americraft Carton
  • Clondalkin Group
  • Hub Folding Box Company
  • Minmor Industries
  • Neff Packaging Solutions
  • The Standard Group
  • MORE

1. Introduction
Making Data-Driven Decisions To Grow Your Business
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Methodology And Ai Platform
1.3 Data-Driven Decisions For Your Business
1.4 Glossary And Specific Terms

2. Executive Summary
A Quick Overview Of Market Performance
2.1 Key Findings
2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview
Understanding The Current State Of The Market And Its Prospects
3.1 Market Size
3.2 Market Structure
3.3 Trade Balance
3.4 Per Capita Consumption
3.5 Market Forecast To 2025

4. Most Promising Products
Finding New Products To Diversify Your Business
4.1 Top Products To Diversify Your Business
4.2 Best-Selling Products Worldwide
4.3 Most Consumed Product Worldwide
4.4 Most Traded Product
4.5 Most Profitable Product For Export

5. Most Promising Supplying Countries
Choosing The Best Countries To Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain
5.1 Top Countries To Source Your Product
5.2 Top Producing Countries
5.3 Top Exporting Countries
5.4 Low-Cost Exporting Countries

6. Most Promising Overseas Markets
Choosing The Best Countries To Boost Your Exports
6.1 Top Overseas Markets For Exporting Your Product
6.2 Top Consuming Markets
6.3 Unsaturated Markets
6.4 Top Importing Markets
6.5 Most Profitable Markets

7. Production
The Latest Trends And Insights Into The Industry
7.1 Production Volume And Value

8. Imports
The Largest Importers On The Market And How They Succeed
8.1 Imports From 2007-2017
8.2 Imports By Country
8.3 Import Prices By Country

9. Exports
The Largest Exporters On The Market And How They Succeed
9.1 Exports From 2007-2017
9.2 Exports By Country
9.3 Export Prices By Country

10. Profiles Of Major Producers
The Largest Producers On The Market And Their Profiles

List Of Tables
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007-2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2017
Table 5: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 6: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 7: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007-2017
Table 8: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 9: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 10: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007-2017

List Of Figures
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007-2017
Figure 3: Market Structure - Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 4: Market Structure - Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 5: Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 6: Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 7: Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2017
Figure 8: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14: Exports And Growth
Figure 15: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16: Market Size And Growth
Figure 17: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18: Imports And Growth
Figure 19: Import Prices
Figure 20: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 21: Production, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 25: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 26: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 27: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007-2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 31: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 32: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 33: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007-2017

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  • Americraft Carton
  • Burd & Fletcher Company
  • Caraustar Custom Packaging Group
  • Carton Service
  • Climax Manufacturing Company
  • Clondalkin Group
  • Colbert Packaging Corporation
  • Contemporary Graphics and Bindery
  • Disc Graphics
  • Flower City Printing
  • Graphic Packaging International Corporation
  • Hub Folding Box Company
  • Impac Group
  • Malnove Holding Company
  • Malnove Incorporated of Florida
  • Malnove Incorporated of Nebraska
  • Minmor Industries
  • Mod-Pac Corp.
  • Multi Packaging Solutions
  • Neff Packaging Solutions
  • Royal Paper Box Co. of California
  • Sctray Company
  • The Chilcote Company
  • The Standard Group
  • Utah Paper Box Company
  • Welch Packaging Group
  • Western Container Company
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