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Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C17.210 | Dec 2016

Bottom of the bag: Industry profit margins are expected to narrow as input costs increase

IBISWorld’s Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
DS Smith plc DS Smith plc market share
SAICA Pack UK Limited SAICA Pack UK Limited market share
Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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What is the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture cardboard packaging and paper bags and sacks. Cardboard packaging includes corrugated and solid cardboard boxes, folding cartons and customised cardboard containers. This industry excludes the manufacture of moulded or pressed articles of paper pulp, such as egg cartons and paper plates.

Industry Products
Paper bags and sacksCorrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and casesNon-corrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and casesCorrugated cardboard in rolls or sheets
Industry Activities
Paper bag and sackCorrugated cardboard containerSolid cardboard containerCustomised cardboard container

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