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North America Shipping Supplies Market

Why are Shipping Supplies Companies across Japan, Korea, the U.S., Germany, the U.K., & 30+ Countries Entering North America to Scale On-time Deliveries and Enhance Logistics Costs? Read More in FMI’s Study!

North America Shipping Supplies Market by Material, Packaging Format, End-User & Region – Forecast 2023–2032

North America Shipping Supplies Market Outlook – 2023-2032

North America shipping supplies market is projected to be valued at US$ 26.4 Bn in 2023. It is further set to record a CAGR of 4.2% in the evaluation period from 2023 to 2032. The market is likely to reach a valuation of US$ 37.8 Bn by the end of 2032. The top 5 North America-based shipping supplies manufacturers are estimated to hold approximately 20-25% of the market share in 2022.

Tremendous growth has been observed in recent times in the logistics and shipping industries all over the world. Need for packaging supplies is increasing rapidly due to the surging number of e-commerce websites.

Shipping supplies play an important role in the packaging and transportation of various goods. Shipping supplies include folding boxes, corrugated boxes, tapes, crates, drums & barrels, bags, straps, IBCs, mailers & envelopes, wraps, tapes, and labels.

Corrugated and folding boxes made from paper are extensively used by the logistics industry for shipping. The major purpose of these packaging supplies is to protect the goods while they are being shipped or in transit.

Weakening of trade laws for the import and export of goods between various countries is projected to boost the shipping and logistics industry in North America. It would thus increase the sales of shipping supplies.

According to a report published by Future Market Insights (FMI), revenue of the North America shipping supplies industry went up to US$ 25.2 Bn in 2022. Considering the rising number of e-commerce and logistics companies, the market is projected to generate an attractive incremental growth opportunity of US$ 12.7 Bn in the assessment period.

As per FMI, rising number of manufacturing facilities and exports in the region is anticipated to bolster the demand for shipping supplies across North America. The market is envisaged to surge 1.5 times the current value during the mentioned time frame.

Attributes

Key Insights

North America Shipping Supplies Market Estimated Size (2023E)

US$ 26.4 Bn

Projected Market Valuation (2032F)

US$ 37.8 Bn

Value-based CAGR (2023-2032)

4.2%

Collective Value Share: Top 5 Countries (2022A)

20-25%

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2017-2022 North America Shipping Supplies Market Outlook Compared to 2023-2032 Demand Forecast

North America shipping supplies market witnessed a CAGR of 2.5% during the historical period (2017-2022). The market reached a valuation of US$ 25.2 Bn in 2022 from US$ 21.9 Bn in 2017, finds FMI.

Growth and development in manufacturing facilities across North America is estimated to drive the region’s shipping supplies sector. The United States is considered to be the strongest economy in the globe with a high GDP, which would positively impact the North America shipping supplies industry. The Unites states is one of the key markets at present due to the presence of a strong supply chain network between consumers and producers through multiple transportation modes such as airplanes, trucks, and rails.

Furthermore, commercial e-commerce services are growing with the increasing number of e-commerce websites in multiple segments such as food, healthcare, beauty, personal care, and household. Truckloads are increasing and logistics companies are investing huge sums in the acquisition of new trucks.

Superfast delivery of products is being considered in the shipping industry, which is further boosting the air transport of goods. After the pandemic, shift of consumers towards e-commerce occurred in North America and all over the world.

Also, a lot of new websites for grocery and fashion products have come up in the market and created their own spaces. Overall, the North America shipping supplies industry is anticipated to create a lucrative growth opportunity for small- and medium-sized companies during the forecast period.

Top Trends Propelling the Demand for Shipping Supplies across North America

  • Increasing Use of Blockchain Technology to Fuel Sales of Packaging Supplies”

Emergence of blockchain technology in the shipping and logistics industry is estimated to augment sales of shipping supplies in the forecast period. Blockchain technology offers an innovative solution to various industries.

It allows users to safely and accurately track records in the supply process. In the shipping industry, tracking data is an integral part of the operation process. Traditional tracking systems were slow and time-consuming.

Blockchain technology, on the other hand, enhances the overall tracking and recording process effectively. It manages shipment very effectively and in real-time. Blockchain technology would also create a scope for reducing monetary expenditure in the shipping industry.

It can reduce manual labor costs and courier fees. It is set to prevent fraudulent activities. In the shipping industry, high pollution is mainly caused by low-quality fuel used in cargo ships. Thus, blockchain technology is set to be utilized to track fuel quality throughout a company’s shipping network.

Blockchain technology further helps in increasing port efficiency. It reduces manual workload and improves access to the latest technology. It also enhances payment faster and more securely, as compared to traditional techniques. As a result, it is projected to boost the efficiency of the North America shipping supplies market.

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Country-wise insights

How Are U.S.-based Shipping Supplies Manufacturers Faring?

“Increasing E-commerce Sales in the U.S. to Boost the Need for Corrugated Mailer Boxes”

The major portion of the North America shipping supplies market is captured by the U.S. The country is estimated to account for 63% of the region’s shipping supplies sector by the end of 2023, reports FMI.

The e-commerce market expanded at a fast pace during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The global e-commerce sales jumped to US$ 26.7 trillion in 2019, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Besides this, the U.S. remained at the leading position in the e-commerce market. The total e-commerce sales in the U.S. were US$ 9.6 trillion. This indicates that the country is projected to create new growth opportunities for shipping supplies manufacturers in the next ten years.

Why Are Sales of Shipping Supplies Burgeoning Rapidly across Mexico?

“Increasing Number of E-commerce Platform Users in Mexico to Drive Sales of Biodegradable Poly Mailers”

The Mexico shipping supplies market is projected to expand 1.8 times the current value during 2023-2032, finds FMI. The Mexican Online Sales Association mentioned that domestic e-commerce in the country stood at US$ 15.8 billion in 2020. It exhibited a surge of around 80%, as compared to 2019. The report further stated that in the same time frame, users of e-commerce platforms in the country grew by 9% compared to 2019. Thus, rapidly expanding e-commerce sector in Mexico is bolstering growth in the North America shipping supplies market.

Category-wise Insights

Which is the Highly Preferred Material for Making Shipping Supplies across North America?

“Demand for Paper-based Shipping Boxes to Grow Astonishingly in the Evaluation Period”

Based on material, paper shipping supplies are expected to lead the North America shipping supplies industry during the evaluation period. Paper is considered to be a sustainable and biodegradable material, which would thus gain traction among companies with rising concerns about pollution. As per FMI, the segment is estimated to register a CAGR of 4.6% during 2023-2032. The segment is also anticipated to create an opportunity of nearly US$ 6.2 Bn during the estimated time frame.

Who is the Leading End User of Shipping Supplies in North America?

“Rising Online Shopping Practices to Push Sales of Poly Bubble Mailers in Commercial Sector”

Based on end use, the commercial segment is estimated to generate the lion’s share of nearly 74% in the North America shipping supplies market during the assessment period. Ongoing expansion of the e-commerce sector and rising practice of online shopping are projected to generate high demand for shipping supplies from the commercial sector.

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Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the North American shipping supplies industry are focusing on partnership and acquisition strategies to broaden their presence, as well as product portfolios. Also, some of the other key players are focusing on launching recycled & sustainable products to gain high market shares.

Some of the recent industry development by key players are -

  • In November 2022, Mondi Group partnered with Modivo SA, which is the largest fashion e-retailers in Europe, for providing packaging solutions for e-commerce needs.
  • In July 2022, Sealed Air Corporation launched a new product called the paper bubble mailer of Bubble Wrap Brand. It is a fiber-based mailer that can be recycled in the curb side bin.
  • In January 2022, Sonoco Products Company announced the acquisition of Ball Metalpack. It is a leading sustainable metal packaging manufacturer of food and household packaging in North America.

Scope of the Report

Attribute

Details

Estimated Market Size (2023)

US$ 26.4 Bn

Projected Market Valuation (2032)

US$ 37.8 Bn

Value-based CAGR (2023-2032)

4.2%

Historical Data

2017-2022

Forecast Period

2023-2032

Quantitative Units

Value (US$ Bn)

Segments Covered

  • Material
  • Packaging Format
  • End Use
  • Country

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Key Companies Profiled

  • DS Smith Plc
  • Mondi Group
  • Amcor Plc
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • WestRock Company
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • International Paper Company
  • Pregis LLC
  • ProAmpac LLC
  • Ferguson Box Company
  • Volk Packaging Corporation
  • Great Little Box Company Ltd.
  • Express Packaging Inc.
  • Western Container Corporation
  • PAC Worldwide, Inc.

Report Coverage

Revenue Forecast, Volume Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends and Pricing Analysis

North America Shipping Supplies Market Outlook by Category

By Material:

  • Plastic
    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Others
  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Metal
  • Wood

By Packaging Format:

  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Folding Cartons
  • Bags
  • Crates
  • Drums & Barrels
  • Straps
  • IBCs
  • Mailers & Envelopes
  • Wraps
  • Labels
  • Tapes

By End Use:

  • Commercial
    • E-commerce Companies
    • Courier Service Companies
  • Institutional
    • Financial Institutions
    • Academic Institutions
    • Government Organizations

By Country:

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2022, the value of the North America shipping supplies industry was US$ 25.2 Bn.

During the forecast period, the North America shipping supplies industry is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4.2%.

The North America shipping supplies industry is expected to reach US$ 37.8 Bn by the end of 2032.

During the forecast period, the commercial segment is likely to remain at the forefront in terms of end use in the North America shipping supplies industry.

Growing national and international trade activities are projected to drive the demand for shipping supplies in North America.

DS Smith Plc, Mondi Group, Amcor Plc, Sonoco Products Company, WestRock Company, Sealed Air Corporation, and International Paper Company are the top players supplementing the sales of shipping supplies in North America.

The Mexico shipping supplies industry is projected to grow 1.8 times the current value during the forecast period.

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

    1.1. Market Outlook

    1.2. Market Analysis

    1.3. Analysis and Recommendations

2. Market Overview

    2.1. Market Coverage / Taxonomy

    2.2. Market Definition / Scope / Limitations

3. Key Market Trends

    3.1. Key Trends Impacting the Market

    3.2. Product Innovation / Development Trends

4. Key Success Factors

    4.1. Product Adoption / Usage Analysis

    4.2. Product USPs / Features

    4.3. Strategic Promotional Strategies

5. Market Demand Analysis 2017–2022 and Forecast, 2023–2032

    5.1. Historical Market Volume (Tons) Analysis, 2017–2022

    5.2. Current and Future Market Volume (Tons) Projections, 2023–2032

    5.3. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis

6. Market - Pricing Analysis

    6.1. Pricing Analysis

    6.2. Average Pricing Analysis Benchmark

7. Market Demand (in Value or Size in US$ Bn) Analysis 2017–2022 and Forecast, 2023–2032

    7.1. Historical Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis, 2017–2022

    7.2. Current and Future Market Value (US$ Bn) Projections, 2023–2032

        7.2.1. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis

        7.2.2. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis

8. Market Background

    8.1. Logistics Market Overview

    8.2. Macro-Economic Factors

    8.3. Forecast Factors - Relevance & Impact

    8.4. Value Chain

        8.4.1. Raw Material Suppliers

        8.4.2. Manufacturers

        8.4.3. End Users

    8.5. COVID-19 Crisis – Impact Assessment

        8.5.1. Current Statistics

        8.5.2. Short-Mid-Long Term Outlook

        8.5.3. Likely Rebound

    8.6. Market Dynamics

        8.6.1. Drivers

        8.6.2. Restraints

        8.6.3. Opportunity Analysis

9. North America Market Analysis 2017–2022 and Forecast 2023–2032

    9.1. Introduction / Key Findings

    9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Bn) and Volume (Tons) Analysis by Market Taxonomy, 2017–2022

    9.3. Current Market Size (US$ Bn) and Volume (Tons) Analysis and Forecast by Market Taxonomy, 2023–2032

        9.3.1. By Country

            9.3.1.1. U.S.

            9.3.1.2. Canada

            9.3.1.3. Mexico

        9.3.2. By Material

        9.3.3. By Packaging Format

        9.3.4. By End-use

    9.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        9.4.1. By Country

        9.4.2. By Material

        9.4.3. By Packaging Format

        9.4.4. By End-use

    9.5. Key Takeaways

10. Country wise Market Analysis 2023 & 2032

    10.1. USA Market Analysis

        10.1.1. By Material

        10.1.2. By Packaging Format

        10.1.3. By End-use

    10.2. Canada Market Analysis

        10.2.1. By Material

        10.2.2. By Packaging Format

        10.2.3. By End-use

    10.3. Mexico Market Analysis

        10.3.1. By Material

        10.3.2. By Packaging Format

        10.3.3. By End-use

11. Market Structure Analysis

    11.1. Market Analysis by Tier of Companies (Shipping Supplies)

    11.2. Market Analysis by Tier of Companies (Shipping Supplies)

    11.3. Market Presence Analysis

12. Competition Analysis

    12.1. Competition Dashboard

    12.2. Competition Benchmarking

    12.3. Competition Deep Dive

        12.3.1. DS Smith Plc

            12.3.1.1. Overview

            12.3.1.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.1.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.1.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.1.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.1.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.1.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.1.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.2. Mondi Plc

            12.3.2.1. Overview

            12.3.2.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.2.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.2.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.2.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.2.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.2.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.2.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.3. Amcor Plc

            12.3.3.1. Overview

            12.3.3.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.3.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.3.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.3.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.3.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.3.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.3.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.4. Sonoco Products Company

            12.3.4.1. Overview

            12.3.4.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.4.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.4.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.4.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.4.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.4.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.4.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.5.  WestRock Company

            12.3.5.1. Overview

            12.3.5.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.5.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.5.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.5.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.5.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.5.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.5.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.6.  Sealed Air Corporation

            12.3.6.1. Overview

            12.3.6.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.6.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.6.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.6.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.6.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.6.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.6.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.7.   Pregis LLC

            12.3.7.1. Overview

            12.3.7.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.7.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.7.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.7.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.7.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.7.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.7.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.8.  ProAmpac LLC

            12.3.8.1. Overview

            12.3.8.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.8.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.8.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.8.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.8.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.8.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.8.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.9.  Ferguson Box Company

            12.3.9.1. Overview

            12.3.9.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.9.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.9.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.9.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.9.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.9.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.9.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.10. Volk Packaging Corporation

            12.3.10.1. Overview

            12.3.10.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.10.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.10.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.10.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.10.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.10.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.10.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.11. Great Little Box Company Ltd.

            12.3.11.1. Overview

            12.3.11.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.11.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.11.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.11.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.11.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.11.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.11.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.12. Express Packaging Inc.

            12.3.12.1. Overview

            12.3.12.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.12.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.12.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.12.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.12.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.12.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.12.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.13. Western Container Corporation

            12.3.13.1. Overview

            12.3.13.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.13.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.13.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.13.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.13.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.13.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.13.5.3. Channel Strategy

        12.3.14. PAC Worldwide, Inc.

            12.3.14.1. Overview

            12.3.14.2. Product Portfolio

            12.3.14.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

            12.3.14.4. Sales Footprint

            12.3.14.5. Strategy Overview

                12.3.14.5.1. Marketing Strategy

                12.3.14.5.2. Product Strategy

                12.3.14.5.3. Channel Strategy

13. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

14. Research Methodology

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List of Tables

Table 01: North America Market Volume (000’Tons) Analysis and Forecast, By Material, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 02: North America Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, By Material, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 03: North America Market Value (000’Tons) Analysis and Forecast, By Packaging Format, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 04: North America Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, By Packaging Format, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 05: North America Market Volume (000’Tons) Analysis and Forecast, By End-use, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 06: North America Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, By End-use, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 07: North America Market Volume (000’Tons) Analysis and Forecast, By Country, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 08: North America Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, By Country, 2017(H)-2032(F)

Table 09: USA, Canada, & Mexico Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, 2023(E) & 2032(F)

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Figure 01: North America Value Share Analysis, By Material, 2023(E) & 2032(F)

Figure 02: North America Y-o-Y Analysis, By Packaging Format, 2019(H)-2032(F)

Figure 03: North America Market Attractiveness Analysis, By End Use, 2023(E)-2032(F)

Figure 04: North America Market Value Share Analysis, By Country, 2023(E) & 2032(F)

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