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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Folding Paperboard 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 Folding Paperboard 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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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

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.

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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 Folding Paperboard 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

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

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

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 by state

Folding Paperboard 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 Folding Paperboard 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.

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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 Folding Paperboard 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 Folding Paperboard 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 Folding Paperboard 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

Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Conductive Containers trademarks "TACKI PAK" - Protective carrying cases for electronic devices featuring an electro-static discharge (ESD) safe tacky surface inside for holding the electronic devices in place - 09/27/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Conductive Containers

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

    Latest Industry News

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    • Global Paper and Paperboard Packaging Market 2010-2018 & 2021 - Research and Markets - ... market size for paper and paperboard packaging as well as the market size and trends for the following kinds of products: Paper bags and sacks Boxes, cases and cartons of corrugated paper or paperboard Folding boxes, cases and cartons of non ... (01/08/2018)
    • Paper & Paperboard Packaging Market: Technological Advancements, Evolving Industry Trends and Insights - On the basis of grade, the global paper & paperboard packaging market is segmented into coated unbleached 'kraft' paperboard, White Line Chipboard (WLC), label paper, Folding Box Board (FBB), Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS), and others (liquid packaging grade ... (01/03/2018)
    • Paper & Paperboard Packaging Global Market Other Key Strategies By Type & Geography Analysis & Forecast to 2022 - For more information about this report: ... Board, Folding Boxboard, Glassine & Greaseproof and Label Paper. Based on Type, the market is classified into Corrugated Box, Flexible Paper Packaging and ... (10/26/2017)
    • US Paperboard Packaging Market Outlook to 2020 - Expanding E-tail industry and Usage of Recycled Paper to Fuel the Demand for Paper Products - The report titled "US Paperboard Packaging Market Outlook to 2020 - Expanding E-tail industry ... The report also covers value chain analysis and investment model of corrugated boxes and folding cartons. Additionally, the report offers prevalent trends ... (01/31/2017)
    • Corrugated Holds Stiff Under Pressure - helped breathe life into this sector as well as the folding paperboard boxes and fiber cans and drums sectors. Corrugated is a durable, versatile material used for custom-manufactured shipping containers, packaging and point-of-purchase displays ... (12/13/2006)
    • Cd Packaging Battle Includes Plastics Manufacturers - Will it be the folding paperboard DigiTrak system already used on ... Or, will fans of the current "jewel box" (and high-powered plastics manufacturers) demand that the plastic that's been used for a decade to hold CDs is the best way to preserve discs? (09/04/1991)
    • PRICE FIXING LAID TO 23 PRODUCERS OF FOLDING BOXES - WASHINGTON, Feb. 18—A Federal grand jury today charged 23 manufacturers of folding paperboard boxes, including the industry's three largest, with engaging in criminal conspiracy to fix prices. The indicted companies were said to control the production of ... (02/19/1976)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $829,455 on Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing. It has awarded 71 contracts to 18 companies, with an average value of $46,081 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:
    Boxes, folding (except corrugated), made from purchased paperboard, Cartons, folding (except milk), Shoe boxes, folding, Folding boxes (except corrugated) made from purchased paperboard, Folding paper and paperboard containers (except corrugated) made from purchased paperboard, Food containers, sanitary, Sanitary food container, etc.

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