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Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing by state

Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 55%
Printing Workers 6%
Printing Workers 6%
Other Production Occupations 40%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 29%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 21%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14%
Material Moving Workers 12%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Jarrett Industries trademarks "PRISTINE CLEAN BAGS" - Plastic bags for packing - 01/02/2018
  • Erdie Industries trademarks "CARDBOARD LUMBER" - Boards made of corrugated paper for use in packaging as dunnage used in shipping and corner posts used in shipping and for use as components of non-wooden pallets, shipping containers, display stands and non-wooden furniture - 12/20/2016
  • Big River Packaging trademarks "BRPBOXSHOP.COM LOVE YOUR BOXES." - Cardboard packaging - 07/16/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Noble Environmental Technologies11
    Multi Packaging Solutions5
    Whitney Products
    Gaylord Bros.
    Packing Materials

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • EDITORIAL: China no more, so plastics galore - food storage bags, bubble wrap and wrapping on paper products and cases of cans and bottles. This flexible polyethylene (PE) can be made into things like composite lumber, outdoor furniture, pallets, pipe, containers and more bags — or burned for energy ... (01/11/2018)
    • Md. should ban certain foam packaging - Further, workers exposed to styrene monomers during the manufacturing ... been soiled by food is not capable of being recycled in an environmentally effective or economically feasible manner. In fact, the New York City Department of Sanitation released ... (12/04/2017)
    • Seafood, tortilla, juice, acidified food firms get FDA warnings - Acidified food processors are required by federal law to comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food, which includes taking effective measures to keep conditions sanitary. The firm had no measurement ... (07/05/2017)
    • Ants crawling on walls, employees' outerwear stored on racks with food and food equipment: Lancaster County restaurant inspections, April 30-May 6 - restroom not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Food employee touching toast with bare hands; cream gravy for chipped beef placed hot in the walk-in cooler in a container greater than four inches deep. Refrigerated ready-to-eat ... (05/30/2017)
    • Food safety department cracks down on unhygienic drinking water - Water in around 30 containers was found to be unfit for consumption while some cans had other manufacturing ... food safety officer for Chennai. The inspection comes close on the heels of a similar drive by Chennai Corporation's health department. Sanitary ... (05/09/2017)
    • NYC appeals foam ban ruling - New York City has appealed a judge’s ruling that stopped a ban on expanded polystyrene food containers from taking effect. Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan had decided in September that the sanitation ... both in the manufacturing and post-consumer ... (10/28/2015)
    • City appeals suspension of plastic-foam container ban - The city has appealed a judge’s ruling that stopped a ban on plastic-foam food containers from taking effect. Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan had decided in September that the sanitation ... the environment both in the manufacturing and post-consumer ... (10/28/2015)
    • You Know You Can Recycle That Hard Plastic Food Container, Right? - Can we talk about how depressing it is to have to wash all these takeout containers for recycling? "Just a sec, washing the garbage." But maybe this is more depressing: The Department of Sanitation ... Jobs like manufacturing these millions of plastic ... (11/18/2014)
    • Food Safety Summit Resource Center returns for PACK EXPO. - “With the ongoing changes in food manufacturing and distribution, the experts we bring to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 will certainly have a lot to talk about.” The Food Safety Summit Resource Center will be located in Booth 7332, located in the Processing Zon (04/15/2013)
    • Green Lantern: Should you wash out recyclable containers? - I've always been dedicated to washing the peanut butter, Pepsi and mayo out of my food containers before tossing them into ... It's wasteful and it's just not sanitary: Food scraps can lead to mold and bacteria growth, and the smell can attract insects ... (10/20/2009)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $16,606,224 on Cardboard Box & Paperboard Container Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,264 contracts to 125 companies, with an average value of $132,850 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount