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Wooden Container Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Wooden Container Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C16.240 | Oct 2016

Boxed in: Challenges for the industry due to intense competition from alternative products

IBISWorld’s Wooden Container 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
Scott Group Ltd Scott Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£621m
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,798
Businesses
400
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for wooden containers is driven by trends in manufacturing activity, wholesaling activity, UK export levels and the subsequent demand for the transportation and storage of goods. The industry rebounded over the past five years after declining at the start of the period when dwindling manufacturing activity, falling UK exports and weak wholesaling activity eroded demand. Industry revenue growth in the subsequent years was attributable to improvements in wholesaling activity. Increased timber prices also contributed positively as operators raised prices to pass on some of the cost increases to customers. However, manufacturing activity remained weak and on the whole UK exports decreased, which curtailed expansion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Wooden Container Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. The industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the UK economy, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the 10 years through 2021-22. The UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. This indicates that the industry will account for a relatively stable share of the overall economy.

The industry's products have a high level of market acceptance. Many operators are also focusing on improving operating efficiencies to enhance profit margins. In addition, consolidation activity took place during the past five years. These are all characteristics of a mature industry.

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What is the Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures wooden containers such as pallets, boxes, barrels and cable drums. These are used to transport and store a wide variety of goods. The manufacture of containers from compressed wood is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Flat pallets and pallet collars Box pallets and load boardsCases, boxes and similar packagingCable drums
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing cases, boxes and other wooden packagingManufacturing two- and four-way pallets and other wooden load boards Manufacturing barrels, tubs and other wooden coopers' productsManufacturing wooden cable drums


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