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 Locations Chapter
Operators in the Cardboard Packaging and Paper Bag Manufacturing industry tend to locate near downstream markets. Since the industry's products are bulky and retail at a low cost, transportation is expensive and firms aim to minimise this cost and improve supply chain efficiency.
The East Midlands
The East Midlands has a high proportion of cardboard packaging and paper bag manufacturers in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 14.8% of establishments. It has long been one of the key manufacturing hubs in the United Kingdom and it has good supply chain infrastructure, including motorways, rail links and pipelines. The area is home to many well-established facilities, which can help to reduce start-up costs. Lan.. purchase to read more