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Global Folding Carton Market Size, Analysis, Research: By Type: Paper and Paperboard, Biopolymer, Plastics, Others; By Structure: Full Seal End, Reverse Tuck End, Straight Tuck End , Tuck Top Auto-Bottom, Others; By Wall Construction; By Order; By End Use; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape: Industry Events and Developments; 2022-2027

Global Folding Carton Market Outlook

The global folding carton market size stood at a value of around USD 152.7 billion in 2021. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2022-2027 at a CAGR of 4.9% to reach USD 202.9 billion by 2027.

 

Increasing Utilisation of Paper and Paperboard Folding Cartons by Retailers and Manufacturers is Driving Market

The increasing utilisation of paper and paperboard folding cartons by retailers and product manufacturers is driving the segment’s growth. This type of folding carton can be effectively stored, stacked, and viewed easily on retail shelves. In addition, folding cartons are recyclable and eco-friendly, which enhances the long-term value of the product without hampering the quality of environment.

 

Over the forecast period, there is an anticipated increase in demand for thick paperboard folding cartons from product manufacturers. This is owing to the versatility of paperboards enabling high-strength packaging, rigid folding of cartons, and packaging of furniture components, among others, and is likely to boost the growth of this segment. The folding carton market is likely to be positively navigated by the enhanced creative innovation and imaging possibilities which is bolstering the success of packaging in retail stores, and supermarkets, among others.

 

The Asia Pacific Region Leads with a Strong Position in the Market for Folding Cartons

The market in the Asia Pacific region is being driven by the rising demand for personal care and food and beverage products owing to the high populations in emerging economies such as India and China. In addition, the increasing popularity of ready-to-eat food products in the region is furthering the demand for folding cartons.

 

The increasing adoption of folding cartons by enterprises to achieve sustainable packaging in order to enhance profitability and to improve financial performance is anticipated to propel the market growth in coming years.

 

Also, countries like India are the largest consumers of tobacco and its downstream products. Over the forecast period, this factor is likely to accelerate the demand for paper and paperboard folding cartons. The folding carton market in the region is also anticipated to be aided by the stringent government regulations aimed towards encouraging the use of eco-friendly cartons and boxes in the packaging industry.

 

Market Segmentation

A folding carton is defined as a container which is used to package an item or product. Folding cartons are flexible and offer the necessary strength which holds the contents together without getting damaged. Depending on the nature of product being packaged, folding cartons must go through numerous structural engineering and quality control procedures.

 

Based on type, the market can be segmented into:

  • Paper and Paperboard
  • Biopolymer
  • Plastics
  • Others

 

By structure, the market has been divided into:

  • Full Seal End
  • Straight Tuck End 
  • Reverse Tuck End
  • Double Glued Sidewall 
  • Tuck Top Auto-Bottom 
  • Others

 

The folding carton market can be broadly categorised based on wall construction into:

  • Single-Wall Corrugated Sheet 
  • Double-Wall Corrugated Packaging 
  • Triple-Wall Corrugated Packaging  

 

Based on order, the market has been segmented into:

  • Standard
  • Customised

 

The significant end uses of the product include:

  • Tobacco
  • Healthcare
  • Personal Care
  • Food and Beverages
  • E-commerce
  • Hardware and Electrical
  • Others

 

The regional markets for the product include North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Thriving Consumer Packaging Sector to Boost the Growth of the Folding Carton Industry

The increasing applications of folding carton in the consumer packaging industry, to transport consumer electronics, beverage carriers, dry foods, personal care, and cosmetic products, among others, is driving the market growth. Over the forecast period, the anticipated surge in demand for convenience food products owing to the rising disposable income and thriving e-commerce platforms, is likely accelerate the folding carton’s demand.

 

Cartons are free from toxic chemicals, which is another encouraging factor for the demand of the folding carton market. Moreover, folding cartons offer a variety of printing and coating options, such as spot UV printing and embossing/debossing, which enables innovative packaging designs. This factor is anticipated to invigorate the market in the coming years.

 

Furthermore, folding cartons are anticipated to witness a high demand in secondary packaging of medicinal products in the healthcare industry for protection as well as efficient storage of medicinal information. The increasing incorporation of barcodes and 2D matrix codes by folding carton suppliers which enables the smooth monitoring of medicines and healthcare equipment, is likely to be a major driving trend in the market.

 

Key Players in the Global Folding Carton Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

 

  • Smurfit Kappa Group plc 
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc.
  • WestRock Company
  • Seaboard Folding Box Company, Inc.
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company 
  • Others

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Structure 
  • Wall Construction
  • Order 
  • End Use
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Paper and Paperboard
  • Biopolymer
  • Plastics
  • Others
Breakup by Structure 
  • Full Seal End
  • Reverse Tuck End
  • Straight Tuck End 
  • Tuck Top Auto-Bottom 
  • Double Glued Sidewall
  • Others
Breakup by Wall Construction
  • Single-Wall Corrugated Sheet
  • Double-Wall Corrugated Packaging
  • Triple-Wall Corrugated Packaging
Breakup by Order
  • Standard
  • Customised
Breakup by End Use
  • Tobacco
  • Personal Care
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Hardware and Electrical
  • E-commerce
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Trade Data Analysis
  • Major Exporting Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
  • Major Importing Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
Price Analysis
  • Historical Price Trends
  • Forecast Price Trends
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Smurfit Kappa Group plc 
  • WestRock Company
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company 
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc. 
  • Seaboard Folding Box Company, Inc.
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Application
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Folding Carton Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Folding Carton Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Folding Carton Market by Type
        8.4.1    Paper and Paperboard
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Biopolymer
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.3    Plastics
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Folding Carton Market by Structure 
        8.5.1    Full Seal End
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Reverse Tuck End
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Straight Tuck End 
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Tuck Top Auto-Bottom 
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.5    Double Glued Sidewall 
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.6    Others
    8.6    Global Folding Carton Market by Wall Construction
        8.6.1    Single-Wall Corrugated Sheet 
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.2    Double-Wall Corrugated Packaging 
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.3    Triple-Wall Corrugated Packaging  
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.7    Global Folding Carton Market by Order 
        8.7.1    Standard
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.2    Customised
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.8    Global Folding Carton Market by End Use
        8.8.1    Tobacco
            8.8.1.1    Market Share
            8.8.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.2    Personal Care
            8.8.2.1    Market Share
            8.8.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.3    Food and Beverages
            8.8.3.1    Market Share
            8.8.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.4    Healthcare
            8.8.4.1    Market Share
            8.8.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.5    Hardware and Electrical
            8.8.5.1    Market Share
            8.8.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.6    E-commerce
            8.8.6.1    Market Share
            8.8.6.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.6.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.7    Others
    8.9    Global Folding Carton Market by Region
        8.9.1    Market Share
            8.9.1.1    North America
            8.9.1.2    Europe
            8.9.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.9.1.4    Latin America
            8.9.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country 
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code - 481920)

    12.1    Major Exporting Countries
        12.1.1    By Value
        12.1.2    By Volume
    12.2    Major Importing Countries
        12.2.1    By Value
        12.2.2    By Volume 
13    Price Analysis
    13.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) and Forecast (2022-2027)
    13.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) and Forecast (2022-2027)
    13.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) and Forecast (2022-2027)
    13.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) and Forecast (2022-2027)
    13.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) and Forecast (2022-2027)
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles
        14.2.1    Smurfit Kappa Group plc 
            14.2.1.1    Company Overview
            14.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.1.4    Certifications
        14.2.2    WestRock Company
            14.2.2.1    Company Overview
            14.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.2.4    Certifications
        14.2.3    Graphic Packaging Holding Company 
            14.2.3.1    Company Overview
            14.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.3.4    Certifications
        14.2.4    Quad/Graphics, Inc. 
            14.2.4.1    Company Overview
            14.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.4.4    Certifications
        14.2.5    Seaboard Folding Box Company, Inc.
            14.2.5.1    Company Overview
            14.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.5.4    Certifications
        14.2.6    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments


Additional Customisations Available

1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Folding Carton Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2017-2021
3.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2022-2027
4.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Structure (USD Billion), 2017-2021
5.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Structure (USD Billion), 2022-2027
6.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Wall Construction (USD Billion), 2017-2021
7.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Wall Construction (USD Billion), 2022-2027
8.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Order (USD Billion), 2017-2021
9.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Order (USD Billion), 2022-2027
10.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2017-2021
11.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2022-2027
12.    Global Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2017-2021
13.    Global Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2022-2027
14.    North America Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2017-2021
15.    North America Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2022-2027
16.    Europe Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2017-2021
17.    Europe Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2022-2027
18.    Asia Pacific Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2017-2021
19.    Asia Pacific Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2022-2027
20.    Latin America Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2017-2021
21.    Latin America Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2022-2027
22.    Middle East and Africa Folding Carton Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2017-2021
23.    Middle East and Africa Folding Carton Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2022-2027
24.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
25.    Major Importing Countries by Value
26.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
27.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
28.    North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
29.    Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
30.    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
31.    Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
32.    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
33.    Global Folding Carton Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2021, the global market attained a value of nearly USD 152.7 billion.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach USD 202.9 billion by 2027. 

The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2022 and 2027.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major drivers of the market include the thriving consumer packaging industry, growing expansion of the e-commerce sector, increasing inclination towards eco-friendly packaging, rapid urbanisation, and increasing disposable income.

The increasing incorporation of technologically advanced packaging system, such as barcodes and 2D matrix codes, which is anticipated to facilitate efficient and reliable packaging, is likely to be a key trend in the market.

Paper and paperboard, biopolymer, and plastics, among others, are the different types based on which the market has been segmented.

Full seal end, reverse tuck end, straight tuck end, tuck top auto-bottom, and double glued sidewall, among others is the segmentation of market based on structure.

Single-wall corrugated sheet, double-wall corrugated packaging, and triple-wall corrugated packaging is the segmentation of market based on wall construction. 

Standard and customised is the market bifurcation based on order.

Tobacco, personal care, food and beverages, healthcare, hardware and electrical, and e-commerce, among others, are the major end uses of the product.

The major players in the industry are Smurfit Kappa Group plc, WestRock Company, Graphic Packaging Holding Company, Quad/Graphics, Inc., and Seaboard Folding Box Company, Inc., among others. 

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