Production of corrugated packaging in Russia grew by 7%
The market of cardboard and cardboard products is now on the rise in Russia. For example, the volume of production of consumer corrugated packaging in 2010 was 116 thousand tons, by 2015 it increased almost 3 times – up to 301 thousand tons in physical terms. In 2016, growth also amounted to 7% – to a level of 322 thousand tons per year. More than 63% of production is located in the Central Federal District.
Import of corrugated cardboard products, on the contrary, is steadily declining. In 2010, the volume of imports was 45 thousand tons, in 2011 – rose to 64 thousand tons and from that time was decreasing – to the level of 28 thousand tons in 2016. In such a manner, the corrugated cardboard and packaging market is one of the few markets with the overwhelming predominance of Russian products and a noticeable growth of the market itself. This is due to a change in consumer preferences, since protective packaging is one of the necessary components in distribution of many types of products.
According to the market research of the corrugated cardboard and corrugated packaging market conducted by experts of the consulting company AMIKO, such favorable conditions on the market allow increasing profits for the largest players of the market. Profitability for net profit is more than 10%.
* The given values of analysts of the company “AMIKO” on the basis of Rosstat statistics, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation and own research.