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U.S. Paperboard Market Analysis and Forecast to 2025

  • ID: 3497902
  • Report
  • Region: United States
  • IndexBox Inc.
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Finland, South Korea, and Sweden Are the Major Suppliers of Paperboard Imports

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Artistic Carton Company
  • Fibermark North America
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Interstate Resources
  • Multi-Wall Packaging
  • Stone Southwest
  • MORE

The revenue of the paperboard market in the U.S. amounted to $26.1B in 2018, therefore, remained relatively stable 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). Overall, paperboard consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the market value increased by 4.2% y-o-y. Paperboard consumption peaked at $27.4B in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, consumption failed to regain its momentum.

Paperboard Production in the U.S.

In value terms, paperboard production stood at $28.2B in 2018. Over the period under review, paperboard production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when production volume increased by 3.6% year-to-year. In that year, paperboard production reached its peak level of $29.7B. From 2015 to 2018, paperboard production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, the exports of paperboard from the U.S. amounted to 4.4M tonnes, growing by 2.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, paperboard exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of 3.8% year-to-year. Over the period under review, paperboard exports attained their maximum at 4.5M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum.

In value terms, paperboard exports totaled $3.2B (estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 17% year-to-year. In that year, paperboard exports attained their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

China (736K tonnes) was the main destination for paperboard exports from the U.S., with a 17% share of total exports. Moreover, paperboard exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Guatemala (318K tonnes), twofold. Italy (310K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a 7.1% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume to China totaled +7.9%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Guatemala (+7.1% per year) and Italy (-0.8% per year).

In value terms, China ($534M) remains the key foreign market for paperboard exports from the U.S., comprising 17% of total paperboard exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Costa Rica ($218M), with a 6.8% share of total exports. It was followed by Guatemala, with a 6.8% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to China amounted to +6.1%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Costa Rica (+4.7% per year) and Guatemala (+10.5% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average paperboard export price stood at $732 per tonne in 2018, growing by 14% against the previous year. Over the last five years, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the average export price increased by 14% against the previous year. In that year, the average export prices for paperboard attained their peak level and is likely to continue 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 Japan ($988 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Chile ($615 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 Costa Rica, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the amount of paperboard imported into the U.S. stood at 1.2M tonnes, leveling off at the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.3% over the period from 2013 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when imports increased by 15% y-o-y. Over the period under review, paperboard imports reached their peak figure in 2018 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, paperboard imports amounted to $1.1B (estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% from 2013 to 2018; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 15% against the previous year. Over the period under review, paperboard imports reached their maximum in 2018 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

Finland (286K tonnes), South Korea (161K tonnes) and Sweden (152K tonnes) were the main suppliers of paperboard imports to the U.S., together accounting for 51% of total imports.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Sweden, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paperboard suppliers to the U.S. were Finland ($250M), South Korea ($153M) and Sweden ($146M), with a combined 51% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Sweden recorded the highest growth rate of imports, over the last five-year period, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average paperboard import price stood at $918 per tonne in 2018, picking up by 6.3% against the previous year. Overall, the paperboard import price, however, continues to indicate a mild curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the average import price increased by 6.3% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average import prices for paperboard attained their peak figure at $986 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Germany ($1,082 per tonne), while the price for the Netherlands ($620 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

The report provides on a detailed study of the U.S. paperboard market. It depicts 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 current data on the biggest players in the industry.

Companies mentioned:

  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company,
  • Sonoco Products Company,
  • Westrock Company,
  • Packaging Corporation of America,
  • Menasha Corporation,
  • Green Bay Packaging,
  • Westrock Minnesota Corporation,
  • The Real Reel Corporation,
  • Artistic Carton Company,
  • Chesapeake International Holding Company,
  • Interstate Paper,
  • Interstate Resources,
  • Fibermark North America,
  • Mafcote,
  • Stone Southwest,
  • Canal Corporation,
  • Westrock Mwv,
  • Rock-Tenn Converting Company,
  • GPI Holdings,
  • Republic Paperboard Company,
  • FMK Holdings,
  • Norampac Industries,
  • Multi-Wall Packaging,
  • Greenpac Mill,
  • New-Indy Containerboard Hold Co,
  • ASP Fibermark Holdings

Data coverage:

  • Paperboard market size;
  • Paperboard 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 paperboard industry;
  • Number of establishments and their locations;
  • Employment data;
  • Paperboard 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

  • Artistic Carton Company
  • Fibermark North America
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Interstate Resources
  • Multi-Wall Packaging
  • Stone Southwest
  • 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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  • ASP Fibermark Holdings
  • Artistic Carton Company
  • Canal Corporation
  • Chesapeake International Holding Company
  • FMK Holdings
  • Fibermark North America
  • GPI Holdings
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Greenpac Mill
  • Interstate Paper
  • Interstate Resources
  • Mafcote
  • Menasha Corporation
  • Multi-Wall Packaging
  • New-Indy Containerboard Hold Co
  • Norampac Industries
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Republic Paperboard Company
  • Rock-Tenn Converting Company
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Stone Southwest
  • The Real Reel Corporation
  • Westrock Company
  • Westrock Minnesota Corporation
  • Westrock Mwv
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