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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.2%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
25,954
Businesses
452
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Potential future economic uncertainty is likelyto negatively affect downstream demand
  • The growing popularity of American retail events has boosted demand from e-commerce retailers
  • More shops are expected to switch to using paper bags to avoid charging for plastic bags
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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 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

Additional Insights for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real private consumption expenditure and Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing in the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Producer price index for paper and paperboard
  • Current Performance
  • Revenue volatility
  • Imports and exports
  • Developing demand
  • Paper products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The referendum result
  • Developing markets
  • Table: Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Breakfast Cereals & Cereal-Based Foods Production
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Collection
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and cases
  • Non-corrugated cardboard boxes, cartons and cases
  • Corrugated cardboard in rolls or sheets
  • Paper bags and sacks
  • Other
  • Chart: Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities and rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd
    DS Smith plc
    SAICA Pack UK Limited
  • Table: Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: DS Smith plc - financial performance
  • Table: SAICA Pack UK Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Corrugated Cardboard
  • A paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is widely used to make boxes and shipping containers.
  • E-Commerce
  • The buying and selling of goods via the internet.
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
  • Products sold quickly at relatively low costs. Examples include non-durable goods such as food and toiletries.
  • Kraft Paper
  • A strong, brown paper often used for paper sacks and wrapping.
  • Rigid Boxes
  • Cardboard boxes manufactured so they cannot be folded or unfolded. They are shipped in their original form.
  • Solid Cardboard
  • This is constructed by laminating together a layer of paper and paperboard to produce a thicker, heavier sheet.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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