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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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.

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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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Corrugated And Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing

Corrugated And Solid Fiber Boxes, Including Pallets

Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing

Folding Paperboard Boxes, Packaging, And Packaging Components

Other Paperboard Container Manufacturing

Setup (Rigid) Paperboard Boxes

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

Miscellaneous Receipts, Including Receipts For Repair Work, Sales Of Scrap And Refuse.

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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing by state

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box 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
  • Packaging Logic trademarks "PHOTOPAK" - Corrugated boxes - 02/23/2006
  • Lava Products trademarks "LAVA LOTION" - Hair and skin care products - 10/24/2004

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Noble Environmental Technologies11
    Summit Container2
    Caylym Technologies International
    Gaylord Bros.
    Packing Materials

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

    Latest Industry News

    • What goes around: Common curbside recycling mistakes - Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling has partnered ... All shipping and packaging materials should be removed from boxes and properly recycled (paper, bubble wrap, fiber inserts) or disposed of (Styrofoam sheets, blocks or packing peanuts). (10/04/2017)
    • U.S. Corrugated And Solid Fiber Box Market Analysis And Forecast 2017-2025 - Research and Markets - The "U.S. Corrugated And Solid Fiber Box Market - Analysis And Forecast to 2025" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. corrugated and solid fiber box market. It presents the latest ... (07/25/2017)
    • Top 5 Vendors in the Corrugated Box Market in the US From 2017 to 2021: Technavio - View the full release here: Technavio has published a new report on the corrugated box market in the ... packaging solutions through Georgia-Pacific packaging and cellulose business unit that offers ... (03/05/2017)
    • Global Unfinished Paper Manufacturing Market Briefing 2017: Major Companies are SENSIT, Baumer and Hansford Sensors - Research and Markets - The unfinished paper manufacturing market is characterized into paper ... This can be attributed to the demand for corrugated and solid fiber box from the retail and e-commerce industries as well as growth in the newsprint industry in the region. (01/30/2017)
    • Michelman's RustBanĀ® Can Eliminate the Need for VCI Paper and Bags, Reducing Material and Handling Costs - Michelman is introducing RustBan, a vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) that is applied directly to corrugated, solid fiber and other forms of paperboard packaging used to store and ship ferrous and nonferrous metal products. Michelman is introducing RustBan ... (09/12/2014)
    • Research and Markets: The Total Domestic Demand for the Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing Industry in 2008 Was $32.2 Billion USD - LLC's new report "Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade [2009 Edition]" to their offering. The Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing Industry report is the most comprehensive market research report ... (05/29/2009)
    • Corrugated Holds Stiff Under Pressure - In a sort of postscript to yesterday's IMT e-newsletter on the packaging industry and the holiday season ... reaching $45 billion in 2010. Not surprisingly, corrugated and solid fiber boxes continue to make up the lion's share of the market. (12/13/2006)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $12,540,691 on Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,134 contracts to 80 companies, with an average value of $156,759 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Paper, corrugated, made from purchased paper or paperboard, Boxes, corrugated and solid fiber, Corrugated and solid fiberboard pads made from purchased paper or paperboard, Pallets, Shipping containers, Partitions, shipping, laminated paper and paperboard, made from purchased paperboard, Pads, corrugated and solid fiberboard, Corrugated paper made from purchased paper or paperboard, Shipping containers made from purchased paperboard, Corrugated and solid fiber boxes made from purchased paper or paperboard, etc.

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