Corrugated Board Market (By Flute Type: A-Flute, B-Flute, C-Flute, E-Flute, F-Flute, Others; By Board Style: Single Face, Single Wall, Double Wall, Triple Wall) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 2030

The global corrugated board market size is expected to be worth around US$ 151.7 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global corrugated board market size was valued at US$ 91.79 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Corrugated Board Market Size 2021 to 2030

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size USD 151.7 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 7.5% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Historic Data 2017 to 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Flute type, Board style
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned International Paper; Georgia-Pacific; WestRock Company; Packaging Corporation of America; Stora Enso; Oji Holdings Corporation; Smurfit Kappa; Port Townsend Paper Company; Mondi; DS Smith

Growth Factors

 The product demand is projected to be driven by the growth in e-commerce packaging and the rising usage of eco-friendly packaging solutions across the world due to strict regulations by regional governments.

The increased dependency on e-commerce retail supported by growing smartphone and internet usage in countries, such as China and India, has resulted in the growth of home delivery services, accelerating the demand for safer packaging solutions. Increasing penetration of the e-commerce industry in emerging economies with a rising trend of m-commerce is expected to fuel the market growth.

Report Highlights

C-Flute hold the largest revenue share of 31.4% in 2020. It is commonly used for shipping cases, packaging glass products,furniture, and products in the automotive industry. Higher thickness enables stacking and the ability to withstand pressure, thereby resisting bending & further damage. Therefore, the A-flute segment is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.

The thickness of F-flutes, which is lower than E-flute, allows reduced usage of paper fiber required for making a rigid package, which helps minimize solid waste. Manufacturers are focusing on lowering the usage of fibers to create eco-friendly solutions and save on freight & shipping costs. For instance, Georgia-Pacific is concentrating on offering smaller flutes and graphics-oriented linerboards to provide printable surfaces.

Manufacturers are focusing on lowering the usage of fibers to create eco-friendly solutions and save on freight & shipping costs. For instance, Georgia-Pacific is concentrating on offering smaller flutes and graphics-oriented linerboards to provide printable surfaces.

Single-face boards are also used as an inner packaging material to keep the individual items separate in outer packaging and offer added protection to the packaged goods. Since, it offers a sustainable solution against bubble wrap or loose-fill protective products derived from plastic. Double-wall boards can be used for stacking and reinforcing applications and for separating fanfold.

Asia Pacific accounted the market with a revenue share of 39% in 2020. Rapid urbanization in highly populated countries, such as China, India, and Indonesia, drives the demand for packaging products. Growing awareness about the environment is expected to result in increased demand for greener packaging solutions driving the market growth. Therefore, a growing foothold of companies from the Asia Pacific region in the packaging of various products is expected to propel market growth. 

Europe dominated for more than 28% of the overall volume share in 2020. The growth of this market can be attributed to the wide product application scope in the regional processed food and electronics industries. 

As per The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (Fefco) Annual Statistics 2019, about 28.8% of the total shipment of corrugated board was captured by the processed food sector in Italy as a percentage of turnover, followed by beverages at 11.4%, dairy products at 10%, and 6.2% for FMCG.

Key Players

  • International Paper

  • Georgia-Pacific

  • WestRock Company

  • Packaging Corporation of America

  • Stora Enso

  • Oji Holdings Corporation

  • Smurfit Kappa

  • Port Townsend Paper Company

  • Mondi

  • DS Smith

Market Segmentation

  • Flute Type

    • A-Flute

    • B-Flute

    • C-Flute

    • E-Flute

    • F-Flute

    • Others

  • Board Style

    • Single Face

    • Single Wall

    • Double Wall

    • Triple Wall

  • Regional

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America (CSA)

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

The Corrugated Board market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Corrugated Board market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Corrugated Board market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Corrugated Board market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Corrugated Board market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Corrugated Board capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Corrugated Board by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Corrugated Board market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Corrugated Board market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Corrugated Board market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Corrugated Board industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Corrugated Board market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Corrugated Board market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Corrugated Board market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Corrugated Board market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Corrugated Board. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Corrugated Board. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Corrugated Board are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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