North America Containerboard Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • North America Containerboard Market was valued at USD 27.67 billion in 2023. The North America Containerboard Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3 % over the forecast period.

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North America Containerboard Market Definition:

Containerboards are fiber-based products made from virgin cellulose fibre (kraftliner), recycled fibres, or a mix of both. These are used to make corrugated boxes and containers. More than 95 % of all produce produced in the United States is carried in corrugated boxes made of containerboard. This enormous demand is owing to its well-known strength for transporting a wide range of items, since it protects the internal contents from external pressures (side and top pressure) while also minimising environmental damage. Its ease of stacking and transporting items, as well as the use of recycled resources in its manufacturing, are additional benefits.


Further, the North America Containerboard market is segmented by Material, Type, End-User, and geography. On the basis of Type, the North America Containerboard Market is segmented under Kraftliners, Testliners and Flutings. Based on the Material, the market is segmented under the channels of Virgin Fibers, Recycled Fibers and Virgin+Recycled Fibers. Based on the End-User the market is segmented under the channels of Food & Beverages, Consumer Goods and Others. By geography, the market covers the major countries in North America i.e., US, Canada and Mexico. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD Billion).


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North America Containerboard COVID 19 Insights:


COVID-19 has hampered market growth owing to supply chain disruption. Since the pandemic's onset in late 2019, many countries have imposed limitations on raw material distribution and transportation, affecting the containerboard market's value chain. First and foremost, the key production countries were under siege, causing supply difficulties for the product until at least the first half of 2022. This element reduced the company's production capacity owing to a lack of workers and a shortage of raw materials as a result of the interrupted supply chain. Furthermore, due to the extreme lockout, people have been unable to collect comic boards to recycle them, thereby halting recycling efforts. The pandemic, on the other hand, increased the usage of e-commerce platforms, resulting in a higher need for corrugated packaging.


North America Containerboard Market Dynamics:

To encourage sustainability, producers of a variety of items, including cosmetics, personal care, electronics, food and drinks, and others, choose eco-friendly packaging options. Because corrugated boxes are created from recycled materials, they are considered a sustainable and environmentally beneficial kind of packaging. Corrugated boxes made from recycled materials enable producers to decrease environmental effects and provide sustainability to the environment while also adhering to market standards and government laws aimed at protecting the environment. As a result, manufacturers are turning to 100% recyclable corrugated boxes for production and consumption. In 2015, for example, Mondi Group introduced environmentally friendly Pre Vantage Kraft liner aqua and ProVantage Fluting aqua, both of which are 100 % recyclable and water resistant.


Driving Factors:

The containerboard market will be driven by growth in the food and beverage industries. Containerboard is primarily used to make corrugated boxes, which are commonly used to package foods and beverages, chemicals, glassware, consumer goods, and electronics. Global demand has been increased by the rise of the food and beverage sector. The food and beverage sector has exploded due to a shift in consumer lifestyle and a growing preference for frozen, ready-to-eat, and packaged meals, which has fuelled market growth. 


Furthermore, the use of product-specific packaging to keep things secure from external stress is boosting growth as a result of the rapid growth of e-commerce platforms.


Restraining Factors:

Government regulations on the exploitation of natural resources obstruct the market. The government's strict limitations on the utilisation of natural resources are the primary factor impeding market's growth. The creation of virgin containerboard necessitates the use of virgin wood fibre, which adds to the environmental load. The production of these boards depletes natural resources while also emitting damaging greenhouse gases, raising the ultimate cost. Tree-cutting laws established by the government are also impeding market growth. As a result, the aforementioned issues are hindering market growth.


North America Containerboard Market Segment Analysis:

By Material:

Recycled containerboard has a significant market share in the material sector. The market is being pushed by the growing preference of consumer goods makers for recyclable materials, which has boosted demand for eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions in the food and beverage market. Furthermore, because they are cost-effective and conform to government environmental standards, demand for recycled ones is predicted to expand, helping the entire market.


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By End User:

Food and beverage categories make up for a significant portion of the containerboard market. The food and beverage sectors need corrugated boxes constructed of container board for shipping and storage. This is due to features like hardness, stacking and vibration resistance, and the capacity to withstand crushing. These benefits contribute to lower shipping and transportation costs, lowering overall packing costs. As a result, the market will be driven by the rise of the food and beverage market. 


Because of the security provided by these sturdy paperboards during transit, the personal care and cosmetics market are growing. Because of their light weight and toughness, these boards are ideal for transporting glass or fragile materials.


North America Containerboard Market Key Players Insights:

The market is characterized by the existence of a number of well-known firms. These companies control a large portion of the market, have a wide product portfolio, and have a global presence. In addition, the market comprises small to mid-sized competitors that sell a limited variety of items, some of which are self-publishing organizations.


The market's major companies have a significant impact because most of them have extensive global networks through which they can reach their massive client bases. To drive revenue growth and strengthen their positions in the europemarket, key players in the market, particularly in this region, are focusing on strategic initiatives such as acquisitions, new collection launches, and partnerships.


The objective of the report is to present a comprehensive analysis of the North America Containerboard market to the stakeholders in the industry. The report provides trends that are most dominant in the North America Containerboard market and how these trends will influence new business investments and market development throughout the forecast period. The report also aids in the comprehension of the North America Containerboard Market dynamics and competitive structure of the market by analyzing market leaders, market followers, and regional players.


The qualitative and quantitative data provided in the North America Containerboard market report is to help understand which market segments, regions are expected to grow at higher rates, factors affecting the market, and key opportunity areas, which will drive the industry and market growth through the forecast period. The report also includes the competitive landscape of key players in the industry along with their recent developments in the North America Containerboard market. The report studies factors such as company size, market share, market growth, revenue, production volume, and profits of the key players in the North America Containerboard market.


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The report provides Porter's Five Force Model, which helps in designing the business strategies in the market. The report helps in identifying how many rivals exist, who they are, and how their product quality is in the North America Containerboard market. The report also analyses if the North America Containerboard market is easy for a new player to gain a foothold in the market, do they enter or exit the market regularly, if the market is dominated by a few players, etc.


The report also includes a PESTEL Analysis, which aids in the development of company strategies. Political variables help in figuring out how much a government can influence the North America Containerboard market. Economic variables aid in the analysis of economic performance drivers that have an impact on the North America Containerboard market. Understanding the impact of the surrounding environment and the influence of environmental concerns on the North America Containerboard market is aided by legal factors.


North America Containerboard Market Scope:

North America Containerboard Market 

Market Size in 2023

USD 27.67 Bn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 34.03 Bn.

CAGR (2024-2030)


Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope

By Material

  • Virgin Fibers
  • Recycled Fibers
  • Virgin+Recycled Fibers

By Type

  • Kraftliners
  • Testliners
  • Flutings

By End-user

  • Food & Beverages
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Country Scope

United States


North America Containerboard MARKET KEY PLAYERS:  

Frequently Asked Questions

The segments covered in the North America Containerboard Market report are based on Material, Type and End-User

  1. Scope of the Report
  2. Research Methodology
    • Research Process
    • North America Containerboard Market: Target Audience
    • North America Containerboard Market: Primary Research (As per Client Requirement)
    • North America Containerboard Market: Secondary Research
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Competitive Landscape
    • Stellar Competition matrix
      • North America Stellar Competition Matrix
    • Key Players Benchmarking: - by Product, Pricing, Investments, Expansion Plans, Physical Presence, and Presence in the Market.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions in Industry: - M&A by Region, Value, and Strategic Intent
    • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Market Challenges
    • PESTLE Analysis
    • PORTERS Five Force Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
  5. North America Containerboard Market Segmentation
    • North America Containerboard Market, by Material (2023-2030)
      • Virgin Fibers
      • Recycled Fibers
      • Virgin+Recyled Fibers
    • North America Containerboard Market, by Type (2023-2030)
      • Kraftliners
      • Testliners
      • Flutings
    • North America Containerboard Market, by End User (2023-2030)
      • Food & Beverages
      • Consumer Goods
      • Others
    • North America Containerboard Market, by Country (2023-2030)
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  1. Company Profiles
    • Key Players
      • International Paper
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Business Strategy
        • Key Developments
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      • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  2. Key Findings
  3. Recommendations

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