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U.S. Corrugated and Folding Boxboard Market Size By Product (Corrugated [Single Phase, Single Wall, Double Wall, Triple Wall], Folding Boxboard), By Printing Technique (Lithography, Flexography, Digital Printing), By Industry (Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Home Care, Medical, Home Appliances & Electronics, Other FMCG, Agriculture, Industrial, Chemical & Plastics, Paper & Carton), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4599
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

U.S. Corrugated and Folding Boxboard Market size exceeded USD 75 billion in 2022 and is set to witness more than 3.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The robust outlook of the E-commerce sector worldwide and the subsequent rise in demand for packaging materials in the country will propel the demand for corrugated & folding boxboard in the U.S.
 

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E-commerce sector has witnessed a noticeable surge in new consumers and activity in recent years owing to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant shift in buyer behavior. Online platforms provide customers with attractive deals and discounts while offering greater personalization and connectivity through regular updates about the latest products. This helps them gain better customer engagement and improved business outcomes.
 

Corrugated & folding boxboards are made of several raw materials, such as virgin & recycled fibers, pulp, starch, kraft paper, etc., that undergo frequent price changes, restraining the market growth. On the other hand, the availability of a comprehensive product portfolio and the increasing product utilization across a number of end-use verticals will strengthen the U.S. corrugated & folding boxboard industry outlook through to 2032.
 

Exceptional product attributes to boost the demand for folding boxboards

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With respect to the product category, the industry bifurcates into corrugated boxes and folding boxboards. The folding boxboard (FBB) segment is projected to garner over USD 23 billion by 2032. FBB packaging has a storage-friendly format and involves shorter production time and low production costs, making it a preferred alternative over its counterparts. Besides, the exceptional attributes, such as efficiency in the production and packing process, unparalleled quality, and performance associated with the product, will propel segment revenues through the coming years.
 

Increased affordability to bolster the adoption of the flexography printing technique

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Based on printing techniques, the U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market is segregated into lithography, flexography, digital printing, and others. The flexography segment is slated to showcase more than 3.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Flexography, also known as flexo, is an extensively utilized, quick, and economical technique of printing simple designs to a range of packaging materials, including corrugated-cardboard boxes, plastic and paper containers, envelopes, tape, metal foil, etc. The method is highly versatile and sustainable and delivers high-quality images at affordable prices fostering its adoption over the forthcoming years.
 

Increasing sales of packaged food products to drive product demand across the food & beverages industry

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Regarding the end-user, the food and beverages segment is predicted to amass more than USD 48.5 billion by 2032, owing to the flourishing retail and e-commerce sector and the proliferation of online sales channels across the country. The region has also witnessed a considerable rise in demand for packaged and processed food items, which has resulted in the increased uptake of corrugated & folding boxboard, transforming the market dynamics over the projection period.
 

Flourishing pharmaceutical sector to streamline industry growth across Northwest U.S.

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Regionally, the Northwest U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market is poised to depict more than 3.5% growth rate from 2023 to 2032 and record a valuation of over USD 25 billion by 2032. Northwestern U.S. states such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana have a robust pharmaceutical sector. An increasing number of pharmaceutical manufacturers making their foray into e-commerce and offering home delivery services will fuel the regional industry trends through 2032.
 

Strategic alliances to boost the competitive scenario

Notable players in the  U.S. corrugated & folding boxboard market include Smurfit Kappa Group, U.S. Corrugated Inc, DS Smith Plc, All Packaging Company, Danhil de México, Montebello Container Company LLC., S.A. de C.V., and Acme Corrugated Box Co., Inc.Companies in the market have been focusing on building their alliances to strengthen their business standing and expand their existing customer base.
 

Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. corrugated & folding boxboard market landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic positively influenced the U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market. The imposition of stringent lockdown measures shifted people's preference toward online shopping platforms for essential commodities, such as food, pharmaceuticals, etc. Besides, the strict regulatory mandates on single-use plastic packaging and accelerating green transition further encouraged end-use industries to utilize sustainable packaging alternatives. These factors, in tandem, boosted the industry growth during the crisis and are expected to continue following a similar trend over the next ten years.
 

The U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million square feet and revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Corrugated Box
    • Single phase corrugated box
    • Single wall corrugated box
    • Double wall corrugated box
    • Triple wall corrugated box
  • Folding boxboard

By Printing Technique

  • Lithography
  • Flexography
  • Digital Printing
  • Others

By End-user

  • Food & beverages
  • Personal Care & Home Care
  • Medical
  • Home Appliances & Electronics
  • Other FMCG
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial
  • Chemical & Plastics
  • Paper & Carton
  • Others

By Region

  • Southwest U.S.
    • Arizona
    • Texas
    • New Mexico
    • Ro Southwest U.S.
  • Northwest U.S.
    • California
    • RoNorthwest U.S.
  • Southeast U.S.
  • Midwest U.S.
  • Northeast U.S.

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

U.S. market for corrugated & folding boxboard amassed over USD 75 billion in 2022 and is predicted to exhibit more than 3.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to the flourishing e-commerce sector and the proliferating demand for sustainable packaging materials.
The folding boxboard segment is expected to witness over 3.5% growth rate between 2023 and 2032 driven by the unmatched quality, exceptional efficiency, and performance associated with folding boxboards.
The Northwest U.S. corrugated & folding boxboard industry is anticipated to garner over USD 25 billion by 2032 on the back of the proliferating pharmaceutical sector and the strong product demand from the healthcare industry.
Prominent enterprises in the U.S. corrugated & folding boxboard market include Smurfit Kappa Group, U.S. Corrugated Inc, All Packaging Company, Danhil de México, DS Smith Plc, Montebello Container Company LLC., S.A. de C.V., and Acme Corrugated Box Co., Inc.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 22
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  • Countries covered: 1
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