Corrugates Argentina Market Intelligence

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Report Coverage

  • Shelf Ready Packaging Market Growth – Global (2016-2021)
  • Latin America Containerboard Producers' Market Share (2017)
  • Argentina Containerboard Producers' Market Share (2017)

Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary
  1. Containerboard Market - Overview and Outlook
  1. Latin America Containerboard Market
  1. Argentina Containerboard Market
  1. Trends and Innovations - Shelf Ready Packaging
  1. Shelf Ready Packaging Market
  1. Financial Impacts of Applying SRP
  1. Common Design Principles
  1. Supplier Challenges

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Regional Market Outlook on Corrugates

  • Argentinean containerboard demand is expected to grow by 3-3.5% in the coming years driven by growing economy and end user segments such as FMCG and Retail
  • Supply and demand are nearly balanced in Argentina as Virgin-based paper imports play an important role to maintain this balance
  • There are proposed capacity expansion projects happening in Argentina which includes machine conversions and technological updates
  • Two new containerboard projects are expected to be completed by 2020-2021 in Argentina and expected to add around 470,000 tonnes to the country's current capacity if the projects go live, Argentina would become a net exporter of Kraftliner

Latin America Containerboard Market

  • The LATAM containerboard market is dominated by the recycled grades. This is because most of the corrugated board is used in the packaging of fruits and vegetables, which does not require sophisticated features
  • Brazil is the biggest market in terms of capacity for LATAM, with 47 percent of the market share. Also, Brazil is the only region in LATAM which is an exporter of containerboard. Klabin is the largest supplier in the region, wherein the top five suppliers of the market
  • The weak economic scenario prevailing in the region has affected the buying pattern of the customers. This has directly lowered the expected demand growth rate of the region from a strong six to eight percent to four to five percent

Argentina Containerboard Market

  • Consumer demands in Latin America have led to increase in the number of supermarkets and hypermarkets and these retailers have shown increased interest in adopting shelf ready packaging to improve the efficiencies of their in-store operations and enhance shopping experiences for consumers
  •  A number of major retail chains in emerging economies of Latin America collaborate with suppliers of packaging products and packaging systems to reduce cost and improve margins while still providing a pleasant shopping experience to consumers. SRP is set to enable retailers to achieve cost savings by reducing labor costs, increasing productivity and reducing out-of-stock situations
  • About 70-75 percent of SRP's are dominated by corrugated boxes as advancements in printing technologies such as flexographic post-print, facilitate the printing of high-quality graphics on these boxes
  • Plastic SRP is expected to gain momentum in the coming years followed by die cut display containers and modified cases

Shelf Ready Packaging – Market

The global shelf ready packaging market is estimated to grow at the rate of 4-5 percent annually across 2016-2021 reaching 38.7 million tonnes

  • The shelf ready packaging market size was valued at about $60.52 billion in 2017 and is expected to exceed $84.5 billion by 2025, growing at more than 4.3 percent CAGR during that period

 Shelf Ready Packaging Market Growth – Global (2016-2021)

  • The shelf ready packaging market continues to increase and is expected to grow on average by about 4-5 percent annually between 2016 and 2021In 2021, it would  reach a volume of 38.7 million tonnes of packaging worth over $82 billion at constant 2016 prices
  • It is showing a rapid growth predominantly due to rapid growth of modern retail channels such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores across the globe
  • The growth of retail industry, owing to increasing consumer purchasing power is likely to positively impact the shelf ready packaging market
  • Die-cut display containers are expected to remain the most preferred, followed by corrugated cardboard boxes. Sales of these two product type segments are collectively forecasted to reach about 58,000 thousand tons by the end of 2026

Shelf Ready Packaging - Market Share

North America and Europe are expected to persist as major markets for retail ready packaging in the period of 2017-2021. In addition, APEJ and North America are likely to exhibit the highest CAGRs in the market through 2021

  • Europe is the largest contributor of SRP in the world due to its early adoption in 2006 followed by North America
  • The most lucrative region for growth of the shelf ready packaging market is anticipated to be Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) during 2017 to 2021 (8.5 percent CAGR)
  • Sales of shelf ready packaging products in APEJ are likely to latch onto over one-third market share through the forecast period of 2017 -2022
  • SRP market share is comprised of Amcor, Mondi Group DS Smith, Smurfit Kappa Group, Creative Corrugated Designs, Caps Cases, ETT Verpackungstechnik, Industrial Packaging, i2i Europe, Linpac Packaging, Model Management, Mayr-Melnhof Karton, RFC Container Company, Polymer Logistics, and Robert Bosch
  • Food & beverages will continue to be the dominant end-user of shelf ready packaging

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