New packaging: Tariff removals have boosted imports, threatening industry players

The Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Rising import competition and increases in the cost of key imports have limited growth in industry revenue and reduced industry profitability. Industry performance largely depends on activity in downstream manufacturing industries, many of which respond to consumer expenditure patterns. Consumer sentiment has fluctuated over the period, and many downstream manufacturers of non-perishable consumer goods have moved facilities overseas, constraining growth in industry revenue. However, demand from food and beverage manufacturers has risen over the period, supporting industry growth. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intensifying competition and rising import volumes have constrained revenue growth
  • Profitability has fallen due to increased price competition and input cost pressures
  • An anticipated appreciation of the Australian dollar will likely increase import competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. In the current year, for every dollar spent on capital investment, industry operators are expected to spend an estimated $5.93 on labour. Major players have responded to rising overhead costs by closing facilities and amalgamating operations. These closures have resulted in redundancies for employees such as production line workers, administration officers and managers. Conversely, major players have increased their investment in automation technology, increasing the industry's level of capital intensity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing are:

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers/contractors
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food product manufacturing and Domestic price of paper products and paperboard in the Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators convert paper and paperboard into solid paperboard packaging containers, excluding corrugated containers. Industry products are sold to various distributors and manufacturers of consumer goods. End products include folding cartons, beverage cartons and food cartons.

    Industry Products
  • Beverage containers
  • Food containers
  • Solid paperboard and other boxes
  • Industry Activities
  • Solid paperboard sheeting
  • Milk and other beverage carton
  • Food container
  • Shoe box and other carton packaging
  • Multipurpose cardboard box and fold-up carton
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • Domestic price of paper products and paperboard
  • Demand from beverage manufacturing
  • Demand from pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit and industry consolidation
  • International trade
  • Green alternatives and product innovation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand and competition
  • Industry profit and consolidation
  • Import competition
  • Table: Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Snack Food Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Food containers
  • Solid paperboard and other boxes
  • Beverage containers
  • Chart: Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food product manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical product manufacturers
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Other industries
  • Restaurants, cafes and fast-food operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paperboard Container Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Orora Limited, Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aseptic Packaging
  • Process by which a sterile (aseptic) product is packaged in a sterile container in a way that maintains sterility. Examples include long-life milk and juices.
  • Corrugated Paperboard
  • Paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards.
  • Gable-Top Carton
  • Beverage cartons that have half of the top spout-forming folded in and sealed.
  • Polyethylene
  • Thermoplastic commodity heavily used in consumer products.
  • Solid Paperboard
  • A combination of a layer of paper and paperboard laminated together to produce a thicker, heavier sheet.
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