Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Cardboard Packaging and Paper Bag Manufacturing industry produce a range of packaging solutions, such as corrugated boxes, folding cartons and customised cardboard containers. Industry revenue has been relatively volatile over the past five years as a result of random shocks to the industry. Overall, revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.2% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £4.4 billion. This includes forecast growth of 3.3% in the current year. Despite consumer spending and downstream demand improving, the industry has struggled... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. An industry's capital-to-labour ratio indicates the relative importance of labour and machinery in the production process. For every £1.00 of capital investment, industry operators are expected to spend £6.03 on labour. Despite the technological advancements being made, labour is still vital to design, chemical and other engineering, machine operation, sales, management and administration jobs.
The level of capital intensity has been relatively steady over the past five years, which reflects a reluctance to invest in new capital technologies above the rate of depreciation. How.. purchase to read more