The Future of Corrugated Packaging to 2023

Worldwide demand for corrugated will be over 143 million tonnes and a value of $245 billion in 2018.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 25 Mar 2018
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of tables: Over 350
  • Exclusive analysis from Smithers Pira tracks how this market will increase strongly at around 3.7% CAGR to reach 170 million tonnes, and approach $300 billion in 2023.

  • The Future of Corrugated Packaging to 2023 traces this market evolution across 2018-2023 providing in-depth strategic insight for all material and end-use sectors.

  • This includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of the impact of key changes shaping the industry – including changes to board grades, the impact of industry consolidation and the growing importance of e-commerce sales.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • Comprehensive market data for current and future demand for corrugated and container board packaging (by value and volume).
  • Over 350 tables and figures delivering an unparalleled level of detail across all key segments.
  • Expert analysis of the critical developments shaping the future of the industry.

What methodology is used?

The data and analysis in this study is the combination of extensive primary and secondary research moderated through a Delphi Technique.

A comprehensive primary research programme of telephone interviews spanning the whole global value chain for corrugated board was conducted. This was supported with the output of in-depth secondary research of mill and converter outputs, company reports, trade statistics, conference presentations, press releases and trade press.

The two are combined in Future of Corrugated Packaging to 2023 in expert analysis and over 350 easy-to-reference tables.

What will you discover?

  • Key future growth applications, regional and geographic markets for corrugated board across 2018-2023.
  • The shifting material and technology trends driving innovation and long-term growth in corrugated conversion.
  • Market data and expert analysis segmenting the global market across all key metrics designed to enable strategic decisions to be taken in confidence.

Who should buy this report?

  • Corrugated and container board converters.
  • Paper and pulp suppliers.
  • Brands, retailers and industrial packaging companies.
  • Consultants and analysts.

table of contents

Executive summary

  • Introduction and methodology
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Scope
    • Methodology
    • Changes from previous reports
    • Definitions
      • Materials
      • Regions and countries
      • Trade statistics definitions
      • Exchange rates
      • End-use sectors
  • The corrugated board market and technology drivers 2018-2023
    • Introduction
      • The corrugated supply chain
      • The profit pool
    • Key drivers and trends
      • The growth of ecommerce packaging/shipment
      • The transition to DIM weighting in transit
      • Lightweighting/rightweighting of corrugated boards
      • Desire for more recyclability in containerboard stocks
      • Importance of new coatings technologies
      • Changes in retailing and its impact on retail ready packaging
      • The evolution of digital (inkjet) print for corrugated boards
      • Development of finer flute grades
      • Industry consolidation
    • The global containerboard industry
      • Production
      • Major producers
      • Capacity changes
      • Trade
      • Apparent consumption
    • The global corrugated board industry
      • Conversion
      • Converters
      • Trade
      • Actual consumption
  • Corrugated packaging market by grade 2018-2023
    • Introduction
    • Containerboard
      • Apparent consumption
      • Region and country forecast
      • Grades
        • Introduction
        • White top kraftliner
          • Regional production
          • Producers
        • Unbleached kraftliner
          • Regional production
          • Producers
        • White top testliner
          • Regional production
          • Producers
        • Unbleached testliner
          • Regional production
          • Producers
        • Waste-based fluting
          • Regional production
          • Producers
        • Semi-chemical fluting
          • Regional production
          • Producers
    • Corrugated board
      • Actual consumption
      • Region and country forecast
      • Flute sizes
  • Corrugated packaging markets by end-use application 2018-2023
    • Overview
    • Processed foods
    • Fresh food and produce
    • Beverages
    • Personal care, healthcare & household care
    • Chemicals
    • Paper products
    • Electrical goods
    • Glassware and ceramics
    • Wood and timber products
    • Textiles
    • Tobacco
    • Direct mail and despatch
    • Vehicle parts
    • Other sectors
  • Corrugated packaging markets by geographic region
    • Introduction
    • Global rankings
      • Volume
      • Value
      • Growth
      • Volume per capita

For each of:

  • North America
  • South & Central America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australasia

These sections

  • Raw material supply
  • Corrugated conversion
  • End-use sectors

 

For each of:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • US
  • Brazil
  • Other South & Central America
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Other Western Europe
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Other Eastern Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Other Asia
  • Turkey
  • Other Middle East
  • South Africa
  • Other Africa

These sections:

  • Overview
  • Raw material supply
  • Corrugated conversion
  • End-use sectors

tables and figures

  • Global consumption of corrugated packaging, 2017, volume, by region, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Industry consolidation from 2011-2017, % market share
  • Consumption of corrugated board by end use application in 2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • CAGR% growth prospects for corrugated board, 2018-23, by end use
  • Net incremental requirement for corrugated board, 2018-23, by end use (‘000 tonnes)
  • Percentage change in market share for corrugated board, 2018-23, by end use
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the direct mail and despatch sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the direct mail and despatch sector
  • Exchange rates to the US dollar ($), 2011-17
  • Trends summary, 2018-2023
  • The corrugated supply chain
  • The profit pool for the corrugated supply chain
  • Historical production volume of corrugated board, 2011-2017, by print process, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast production volume of corrugated board, 2017-2023, by print process, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Net incremental production of corrugated board, 2018-2023, by print process, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Major producers’ share of total market volume, 2010 vs 2016
  • Containerboard capacity changes by acquisition, 2016-2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global containerboard production, 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global containerboard production, 2011-2017, value, by region and country ($ million)
  • Twenty major producers of containerboard, 2017, volume and value, global
  • Capacity changes by type, 2016-17
  • Capacity changes by region, 2016-2017 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Positive capacity changes, 2016-2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Negative capacity changes, 2016-2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global trade in containerboard, exports by region and country 2011-2017, volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global trade in containerboard, exports by region and country 2011-2017, value ($ million)
  • Global trade in containerboard, imports by region and country 2011-2017, volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global trade in containerboard, imports by region and country 2011-2017, value ($ million)
  • Global apparent consumption of containerboard, 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global apparent consumption of containerboard, 2011-2017, value, by region and country ($ million)
  • Global corrugated board conversion, 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global corrugated board conversion, 2011-2017, value, by region and country (‘$ million)
  • Top twenty major converters of corrugated board, 2017, volume and value, global
  • Global trade in corrugated board, exports 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global trade in corrugated board, exports 2011-2017, value, by region and country ($ million)
  • Global trade in corrugated board, imports 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global trade in corrugated board, imports 2011-2017, value, by region and country ($ million)
  • Global actual consumption of corrugated board, 2011-2017, volume, by region and country (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global actual consumption of corrugated board, 2011-2017, value, by region and country ($ million)
  • Current and forecast apparent consumption volume of containerboard, 2017-2023, by region and country, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast apparent consumption value of containerboard, 2017-2023, by region and country, ($ million)
  • Net Incremental actual consumption of containerboard, 2018-2023, by region and country
  • Containerboard: Production by grade, volume, 2011-2017 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast containerboard production, 2017-2023, volume, by grade (‘000 tonnes)
  • White top kraftliner: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • White top kraftliner: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • Unbleached kraftliner: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • Unbleached kraftliner: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • White top testliner: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • White top testliner: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • Unbleached testliner: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • Unbleached testliner: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • Waste-based fluting: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • Waste-based fluting: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • Semi-chemical fluting: Global production, 2017, volume, by region (‘000 tonnes)
  • Semi-chemical fluting: Major producers, 2017, estimated production
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2017-2023, by region and country, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2017-2023, by region and country, ($ million)
  • Net incremental actual consumption of corrugated board, 2018-2023, by region and country
  • Historical production volume of corrugated board, 2011-2017, by flute size, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast production volume of corrugated board, 2017-2023, by flute size, (‘000 tonnes0
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by flute size, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Changes in % point market share of the regions according to end use market, 2018-2023
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ‘000 tonnes, by end-use sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, US$ million, by end-use sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by end-use sector
  • Historical production of major processed food products, 2011-17, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the processed foods sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the processed foods sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the processed foods sector
  • Historical production of fresh food and produce, 2011-17, (million tonnes)
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the fresh food and produce sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the fresh food and produce sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the fresh food and produce sector
  • Estimated consumption of beverages in 2017
  • Estimated demand for primary packaging for beverages in 2017
  •  4.15 Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the beverage sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the beverage sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the beverage sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the personal care, healthcare & household care sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the personal care, healthcare & household care sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the personal care, healthcare & household care sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the chemicals sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the chemicals sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the Chemicals sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the paper products sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the paper products sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the paper products sector
  • Estimated consumer spending on electrical goods, 2011-17, ($ billion)
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the electrical goods sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the electrical goods sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the electrical goods sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the glassware and ceramics sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the glassware and ceramics sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the glassware and ceramics sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the wood and timber products sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the wood and timber products sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the wood and timber products sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023(‘000 tonnes), by the textiles sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the textiles sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the textiles sector
  • Cigarette consumption, 2011-17, billion units
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by the tobacco sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the tobacco sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the tobacco sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ‘000 tonnes, by the vehicle parts sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by the vehicle parts sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by the Vehicle parts sector
  • Current and forecast actual consumption volume of corrugated board, 2018-2023, (‘000 tonnes), by other sectors
  • Current and forecast actual consumption value of corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by other sectors
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by other sectors
  • Global ranking of countries by Volume of corrugated board consumed, 2017
  • Global ranking of countries by Value of corrugated board consumption, 2017
  • Global ranking of countries by Growth of corrugated board consumption, CAGR% 2018-23
  • Global ranking of countries by Volume per capita of corrugated board consumption, 2017

For each of:

  • North America
  • South & Central America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australasia

These tables:

  • Major containerboard mill market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Current production volume, 2017, volume and value, by grade
  • Major corrugated converter market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Major micro- and fine-flute converter market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Current and forecast volume demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, ‘000 tonnes, by end-use sector
  • Current and forecast value demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, ($ million), by end-use sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by end-use sector

 

For each of:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • US
  • Brazil
  • Other South & Central America
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Other Western Europe
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Other Eastern Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Other Asia
  • Turkey
  • Other Middle East
  • South Africa
  • Other Africa

These tables:

  • Key facts, 2017
  • Economic trends, 2016-23
  • Major containerboard mill market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Current production volume, 2017, volume and value, by grade
  • Major corrugated converter market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Major micro- and fine-flute converter market shares, 2017, volume and value
  • Current and forecast volume demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, ‘000 tonnes, by end-use sector
  • Current and forecast value demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, US$ million, by end-use sector
  • Current and forecast value demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, Local currency million, by end-use sector
  • Net incremental demand for corrugated board, 2018-2023, by end-use sector