Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry's operators manufacture cardboard packaging and paper bags. Cardboard packaging includes corrugated and solid cardboard boxes, folding cartons and customised containers. The Cardboard Packaging and Paper Bag Manufacturing industry is experiencing a long period of decline, thanks to the disappearance of key downstream markets, increasing import penetration and highly competitive prices. Its performance has stagnated during the recession and industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the five years through 2012-13, to £3.9 billion. This includes a growth rate of 0.8% in the current year, which represents a slight rebound from the recessionary low... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The products and services offered by operators in the industry do not vary greatly but they can be split in the following way: corrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and cases; non-corrugated cardboard containers; corrugated cardboard in rolls or sheets; paper bags and sacks; other.
Corrugated cardboard containers
The industry's main product segment is corrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and cases, which account for an estimated 47.9% of sales. These products are made of three layers of cardboard sheeting, with one corrugated sheet in the middle of two flat sheets. This makes the box more durable than standard containers. Cardboard boxes have a wide variety of applications, as they are used to package many different products across a range of sectors... purchase to read more