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Corrugated Boxes Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Material Type (Virgin, Recycled), Grade Type (Fluting Medium, Linerboard), Product Type, Board Type, Printing Ink, Printing Technology, Style, End User, and By Geography

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Published: May 2022 ID: SMRC21430
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Published: May 2022 ID: SMRC21430

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Corrugated Boxes Market is accounted for $66.41 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $87.39 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. Corrugated boxes are prominently utilized secondary packaging solutions in a wide range of end-use sectors. Convenient and feasible as packaging cartons have made them a favourable alternative for the packaging of various products in cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food, and beverages, among many other sectors. Corrugated shipment boxes can be easily folded and they consume very less storage space when not used. They are generally manufactured with fluting that provides cushioning to the packaged products during transportation which helps in protecting the fragile packaged products during transit.

Market Dynamics:

Driver:

Growing e-commerce industry


E-commerce industry witnessed the sharp growth in the span of the past few years. The rising purchase power and growing usage of mobile shopping among of the consumers has spurred shopping via online portals. The corrugated crates and cardboard packaging are available in a large variety of sizes that are feasible for the packaging of small items like pharmaceutical or personal care products to large items like electronics or furniture products. The rising trend of purchasing products from e-commerce platforms and the increasing number of players entering the e-commerce industry are expected to drive the corrugated boxes market.

Restraint:

Fluctuating raw material prices


The fluctuating price of the raw materials used for the manufacturing of the corrugated boxes is considered as the major restraint for the corrugated boxed market growth. Especially the costs incurred for the manufacturing of the corrugated boxes used for personal care and cosmetics are comparatively higher than restricting the overall growth of the corrugated boxes industry.

Opportunity:

Digital printing advancements


As the digital print market matures, the corrugated sector, while still in its infancy, has developed a growing appetite for adoption of the process, and systems are now being developed to address the demands of the high-volume liner and post-print markets. The savings in set-up costs, flexibility of run-lengths, the ability to personalise either relating to brands, regions, stores or individuals, and the level of quality now available through the latest technologies all combine to create a ‘perfect storm’ of growth opportunities for converters and printers. Brand owners are recognising the opportunities to grow dwindling brand loyalty through greater engagement with their customer base provided by these technological developments, and industry leaders see packaging as an important component in the creation of a memorable shopping experience that users will want to share via social media, which can drive marketing, encourage repeat business and attract new customers.

Threat:

Tolerance to environmental standards


The high consumption of energy and the impact on the environment acts as a major hindrance for it to be considered as a highly sought-after packaging product. As corrugated boxes are made from wood pulp, their production has a significant impact on forests. The energy required for production is significantly higher than the energy required for producing plastic. CO2 emissions are also higher when manufacturing corrugated boxes. It requires 34% higher energy to produce corrugated boxes than in the production of reusable plastic containers. Therefore, adhering to environmental standards during production may prove to be a major threat for the corrugated box market.

The personal care & cosmetics segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The personal care & cosmetics segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. The personal care & cosmetics segment has grown significantly in the past couple of years. The growth is majorly driven by the growing consciousness of consumers regarding appearance. The increasing significance of taking care of hair and skin amongst the millennial population is one of the factors that is positively influencing the personal care industry growth. Corrugated shipping boxes are not only used in the bulk shipments of personal care and cosmetics products but also for packaging of small quantity items that are ordered via e-commerce platforms. As the personal care industry is growing the demand for corrugated cartons is anticipated to rise during the forecast period.

The recycled segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The recycled segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The recycling of corrugated boxes and using recycled material for manufacturing the shipment boxes are key trends that are gaining traction across the globe. The adaptation of recycled corrugated crates over the virgin corrugated crates has not only helped in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases but also significantly reduced the demand for virgin timber. Consumers’ awareness regarding the increasing amount of waste and importance of the using sustainable packaging solutions is increasing the demand for recycled corrugated boxes. All the above-mentioned factors are attracting end-use industry manufacturers towards the use of recycled corrugated containers and augmenting the sales of cardboard cartons in the global market.

Region with highest share:

Europe is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the growing consumer preference for packaged food and beverages and the growing demand for fast food among the millennial populations. Germany is estimated to be one of the top 3 market shareholders in the Europe market for corrugated boxes. As per the German Trade and Invest (GTAI) in its report ‘The Food and Beverage Industry in Germany’ issue, almost one-third of all the processed food manufactured. The tremendous applications of corrugated boxes in the packaging of food and beverage products and significant presence of corrugated boxes manufacturers in Germany are propelling the growth of the market.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The strong desires for an exceptional healthcare system among people living in the U.S. and favorable state policies have bolstered the growth of the healthcare industry in the country. According to the corrugated boxes industry analysis, the United States is projected to account for nearly 90% of the total North America market for corrugated boxes in the next ten years. Factors such as the high spending on healthcare and consumer awareness are anticipated to reinforce the growth of the healthcare industry as an end user of corrugated boxes market in the region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Corrugated Boxes Market include Acme Corrugated Box Co. Inc, Action Box Inc., Bee Packaging, DS Smith Packaging Limited, Georgia Pacific Packaging LLC, Great Little Box Company Ltd., International Paper Company, Mondi Group plc, Nelson Container Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., Shanghai DE Printed Box., Shillington Box Company, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc, Wertheimer Box Corporation, and WestRock Company.

Key Developments:

In January 2021, Georgia Pacific LLC expanded its Hummingbird digital print solution with the purchase of Hewlett Packard PageWide T1190 press to produce the world's highest volume of digital corrugated packaging solutions.

In Feb 2021, Mondi added a new product BCoolBox in its sustainable e-commerce portfolio which will carry fresh produce and food. This product is a packaging solution in a corrugated range with thermo-insulation that will make sure food is chilled and less remain less than 7 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 24 hours without the support of any external cooling device.

In June 2021, Smurfit Kappa Group LLC announced the opening of a new e-commerce corrugated packaging laboratory in the United Kingdom to test and launch new solutions in the e-commerce domain certified minimum with reliable ISTA certification.

In August 2021, DS Smith started a completely recyclable e-commerce packaging for Blaue Helden. This sustainably developed e-commerce packaging from DS Smith imparts the environment-friendly cleaning tabs from Blaue Helden, an enhanced appearance catering to online retail, with 100% corrugated cardboard and no plastic filling material at all.
 
Material Types Covered:
• Virgin
• Recycled
 
Grade Types Covered:
• Fluting Medium
• Linerboard
 
Product Types Covered:
• Die-Cut Boxes
• Folder Boxes
• Rigid Boxes
• Slotted Boxes
• Telescope Boxes
 
Board Types Covered:
• Double Wall Board
• Single Face Board
• Single Wall Board
• Triple Wall Board
 
Printing Inks Covered:
• Hot Melt-Based Ink
• Solvent-Based Ink
• Uv-Curable Ink
• Water-Based Ink
 
Printing Technologies Covered:
• Digital Printing
• Flexography Printing
• Lithography Printing
• Rotogravure
• Silkscreen
 
Styles Covered:
• Fold Type & Tray
• Full Overlap Container (FOL)
• Half Slotted Type
• Regular Slotted Container (RSC)
• Telescope Type
 
End Users Covered:
• Electrical & Electronics
• Food
• Glassware & Ceramics
• Homecare
• Paper Products
• Textiles & Apparels
• Beverages
• Healthcare
• Tobacco
• E-commerce
• Building & Construction
• Automotive & Allied Industries
• Personal Care & Cosmetics
• Chemicals & Fertilizers
• Shipping & Logistics

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o UAE
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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1 Executive Summary       
         
2 Preface      
  
 2.1 Abstract       
 2.2 Stake Holders      
 2.3 Research Scope      
 2.4 Research Methodology     
  2.4.1 Data Mining     
  2.4.2 Data Analysis     
  2.4.3 Data Validation     
  2.4.4 Research Approach     
 2.5 Research Sources      
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources    
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources    
  2.5.3 Assumptions     
         
3 Market Trend Analysis       
 3.1 Introduction      
 3.2 Drivers       
 3.3 Restraints      
 3.4 Opportunities      
 3.5 Threats       
 3.6 Product Analysis      
 3.7 End User Analysis      
 3.8 Emerging Markets      
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19      
         
4 Porters Five Force Analysis      
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers     
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers     
 4.3 Threat of substitutes     
 4.4 Threat of new entrants     
 4.5 Competitive rivalry      
         
5 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Material Type    
 5.1 Introduction      
 5.2 Virgin       
 5.3 Recycled       
         
6 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Grade Type    
 6.1 Introduction      
 6.2 Fluting Medium      
  6.2.1 Semi-Chemical     
  6.2.2 Recycled       
 6.3 Linerboard      
  6.3.1 Test liner      
   6.3.1.1 Bleached     
   6.3.1.2 Unbleached    
  6.3.2 Kraftliner      
   6.3.2.1 Bleached     
   6.3.2.2 Unbleached    
         
7 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Product Type     
 7.1 Introduction      
 7.2 Die-Cut Boxes      
 7.3 Folder Boxes      
 7.4 Rigid Boxes      
 7.5 Slotted Boxes      
 7.6 Telescope Boxes      
         
8 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Board Type    
 8.1 Introduction      
 8.2 Double Wall Board      
 8.3 Single Face Board      
 8.4 Single Wall Board      
 8.5 Triple Wall Board      
         
9 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Printing Ink    
 9.1 Introduction      
 9.2 Hot Melt-Based Ink      
 9.3 Solvent-Based Ink      
 9.4 Uv-Curable Ink      
 9.5 Water-Based Ink      
         
10 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Printing Technology   
 10.1 Introduction      
 10.2 Digital Printing      
 10.3 Flexography Printing     
 10.4 Lithography Printing     
 10.5 Rotogravure      
 10.6 Silkscreen      
         
11 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Style    
 11.1 Introduction      
 11.2 Fold Type & Tray      
 11.3 Full Overlap Container (FOL)     
 11.4 Half Slotted Type      
 11.5 Regular Slotted Container (RSC)    
 11.6 Telescope Type      
         
12 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By End User    
 12.1 Introduction      
 12.2 Electrical & Electronics     
  12.2.1 Industrial      
  12.2.2 Consumer     
 12.3 Food       
  12.3.1 Confectionery & Bakery    
  12.3.2 Dairy Products     
  12.3.3 Food Grains     
  12.3.4 Fresh Produce     
  12.3.5 Processed Food     
 12.4 Glassware & Ceramics     
 12.5 Homecare      
 12.6 Paper Products      
 12.7 Textiles & Apparels      
 12.8 Beverages      
  12.8.1 Alcoholic      
  12.8.2 Non-Alcoholic     
 12.9 Healthcare      
  12.9.1 Pharmaceutical     
  12.9.2 Medical Devices     
 12.10 Tobacco       
 12.11 E-commerce      
 12.12 Building & Construction     
 12.13 Automotive & Allied Industries    
 12.14 Personal Care & Cosmetics     
 12.15 Chemicals & Fertilizers     
 12.16 Shipping & Logistics      
         
13 Global Corrugated Boxes Market, By Geography    
 13.1 Introduction      
 13.2 North America       
  13.2.1 US      
  13.2.2 Canada      
  13.2.3 Mexico      
 13.3 Europe       
  13.3.1 Germany      
  13.3.2 UK      
  13.3.3 Italy      
  13.3.4 France      
  13.3.5 Spain      
  13.3.6 Rest of Europe     
 13.4 Asia Pacific      
  13.4.1 Japan      
  13.4.2 China      
  13.4.3 India      
  13.4.4 Australia      
  13.4.5 New Zealand     
  13.4.6 South Korea     
  13.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific     
 13.5 South America      
  13.5.1 Argentina     
  13.5.2 Brazil      
  13.5.3 Chile      
  13.5.4 Rest of South America    
 13.6 Middle East & Africa     
  13.6.1 Saudi Arabia     
  13.6.2 UAE      
  13.6.3 Qatar      
  13.6.4 South Africa     
  13.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa    
         
14 Key Developments       
 14.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures  
 14.2 Acquisitions & Mergers     
 14.3 New Product Launch     
 14.4 Expansions      
 14.5 Other Key Strategies     
         
15 Company Profiling       
 15.1 Acme Corrugated Box Co. Inc.     
 15.2 Action Box Inc.      
 15.3 Bee Packaging      
 15.4 DS Smith Packaging Limited     
 15.5 Georgia Pacific Packaging LLC     
 15.6 Great Little Box Company Ltd.     
 15.7 International Paper Company     
 15.8 Mondi Group plc      
 15.9 Nelson Container Corporation     
 15.10 Pratt Industries, Inc.     
 15.11 Shanghai DE Printed Box.     
 15.12 Shillington Box Company     
 15.13 Smurfit Kappa Group Plc     
 15.14 Wertheimer Box Corporation     
 15.15 WestRock Company      


List of Tables        
1 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)  
2 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Material Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
3 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Virgin (2020-2028) ($MN)  
4 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Recycled (2020-2028) ($MN) 
5 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Grade Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
6 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Fluting Medium (2020-2028) ($MN) 
7 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Semi-Chemical (2020-2028) ($MN) 
8 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Recycled (2020-2028) ($MN) 
9 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Linerboard (2020-2028) ($MN) 
10 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Test liner (2020-2028) ($MN) 
11 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Kraftliner (2020-2028) ($MN) 
12 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Product Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
13 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Die-Cut Boxes (2020-2028) ($MN) 
14 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Folder Boxes (2020-2028) ($MN) 
15 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Rigid Boxes (2020-2028) ($MN) 
16 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Slotted Boxes (2020-2028) ($MN) 
17 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Telescope Boxes (2020-2028) ($MN) 
18 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Board Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
19 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Double Wall Board (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Single Face Board (2020-2028) ($MN) 
21 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Single Wall Board (2020-2028) ($MN) 
22 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Triple Wall Board (2020-2028) ($MN) 
23 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Printing Ink (2020-2028) ($MN) 
24 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Hot Melt-Based Ink (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Solvent-Based Ink (2020-2028) ($MN) 
26 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Uv-Curable Ink (2020-2028) ($MN) 
27 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Water-Based Ink (2020-2028) ($MN) 
28 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Printing Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Digital Printing (2020-2028) ($MN) 
30 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Flexography Printing (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Lithography Printing (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Rotogravure (2020-2028) ($MN) 
33 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Silkscreen (2020-2028) ($MN) 
34 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Style (2020-2028) ($MN)  
35 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Fold Type & Tray (2020-2028) ($MN) 
36 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Full Overlap Container (FOL) (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Half Slotted Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
38 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Regular Slotted Container (RSC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
39 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Telescope Type (2020-2028) ($MN) 
40 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN) 
41 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Electrical & Electronics (2020-2028) ($MN)
42 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Industrial (2020-2028) ($MN) 
43 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Consumer (2020-2028) ($MN) 
44 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Food (2020-2028) ($MN)  
45 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Confectionery & Bakery (2020-2028) ($MN)
46 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Dairy Products (2020-2028) ($MN) 
47 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Food Grains (2020-2028) ($MN) 
48 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Fresh Produce (2020-2028) ($MN) 
49 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Processed Food (2020-2028) ($MN) 
50 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Glassware & Ceramics (2020-2028) ($MN)
51 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Homecare (2020-2028) ($MN) 
52 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Paper Products (2020-2028) ($MN) 
53 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Textiles & Apparels (2020-2028) ($MN)
54 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Beverages (2020-2028) ($MN) 
55 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Alcoholic (2020-2028) ($MN) 
56 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Non-Alcoholic (2020-2028) ($MN) 
57 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2020-2028) ($MN) 
58 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical (2020-2028) ($MN) 
59 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Medical Devices (2020-2028) ($MN) 
60 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Tobacco (2020-2028) ($MN)  
61 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By E-commerce (2020-2028) ($MN) 
62 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Building & Construction (2020-2028) ($MN)
63 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Automotive & Allied Industries (2020-2028) ($MN)
64 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Personal Care & Cosmetics (2020-2028) ($MN)
65 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Chemicals & Fertilizers (2020-2028) ($MN)
66 Global Corrugated Boxes Market Outlook, By Shipping & Logistics (2020-2028) ($MN)
         
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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