The containerboard market plays a vital role in the packaging industry, providing the raw material for manufacturing corrugated boxes and other packaging solutions. Containerboard, made from recycled fibers or virgin pulp, is widely used for packaging various goods, ranging from food and beverages to electronics and consumer goods. This article will provide an overview of the containerboard market, including its drivers, restraints, and key statistics from government organizations.
The global containerboard market size reached USD 128.95 Billion in 2021 and is expected to register a revenue CAGR of 3.1 % during the forecast period, according to the latest analysis by Emergen Research. The containerboard market is driven by several factors, one of which is the increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions. With growing environmental concerns, businesses and consumers alike are seeking packaging materials that are recyclable, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources. Containerboard fits the bill, as it is predominantly manufactured from recycled fibers, reducing the reliance on virgin pulp and minimizing the environmental impact.
Another driver of the containerboard market is the e-commerce boom. The rise of online shopping has led to a surge in demand for packaging materials to protect and ship products. Corrugated boxes made from containerboard are the preferred choice for e-commerce packaging due to their durability, lightweight nature, and cost-effectiveness. As the e-commerce industry continues to expand, the containerboard market is expected to witness substantial growth.
However, the containerboard market also faces certain restraints. One significant challenge is the volatility in raw material prices. Containerboard production heavily relies on the availability and cost of recycled fibers or virgin pulp. Fluctuations in the prices of these raw materials can impact the profitability of containerboard manufacturers and potentially lead to price fluctuations in the market.
Government organizations play a crucial role in monitoring and regulating the containerboard market. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States, for instance, sets guidelines and regulations for the recycling and disposal of packaging materials. The EPA encourages the use of recycled fibers in containerboard production, promoting sustainability and reducing waste.
Statistics from government organizations shed light on the containerboard market’s significance. According to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the containerboard production in the United States reached 38.3 million tons in 2020, reflecting a 2.2% increase compared to the previous year. This growth can be attributed to the rising demand for packaging materials, driven by e-commerce and sustainable packaging trends.
Furthermore, the AF&PA reports that the recycling rate for containerboard in the United States was 96.4% in 2020. This high recycling rate demonstrates the industry’s commitment to sustainability and the circular economy. The containerboard market’s reliance on recycled fibers contributes to reducing deforestation and conserving natural resources.
The Global Containerboard Market’, published by Emergen Research, is methodically curated by our team of analysts, keeping readers’ understanding in mind, and includes a wide-ranging database of industry distribution. The report takes a closer look at the historical and current market scenarios to accurately predict the global Containerboard market outlook over the forecast.
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The leading market contenders listed in the report are:
Smurfit Kappa, Mondi Group, Stora Enso, DS Smith, Hamburger Containerboard, SCG Packaging Public Company Limited, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, Georgia-Pacific LLC, WestRock Company and Rengo Co. Ltd
The research study examines historic data from 2018 and 2020 to draw forecasts until 2030. The timeline makes the report an invaluable resource for readers, investors, and stakeholders looking for key insights in readily accessible documents with the information presented in the form of tables, charts, and graphs.
The report bifurcates the Containerboard market on the basis of different product types, applications, end-user industries, and key regions of the world where the market has already established its presence. The report accurately offers insights into the supply-demand ratio and production and consumption volume of each segment.
Segments Covered in this report are:
Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019–2032)
- Recycled Fibers
- Virgin Fibers
Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019–2032)
End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019–2032)
- Food & Beverage
- Cosmetics and Personal Care
- Consumer Goods
The research report offers a comprehensive regional analysis of the market with regards to production and consumption patterns, import/export, market size and share in terms of volume and value, supply and demand dynamics, and presence of prominent players in each market.
Regional Analysis Covers:
North America (U.S., Canada)
Europe (U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Rest of EU)
Asia Pacific (India, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Rest of APAC)
Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Rest of MEA)
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