Japan's Corrugated Paper Production Continued To Grow
In recent years, Japan's corrugated paper production continued to grow. Japan has become China and the United States after the world's third largest producer of corrugated cardboard.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Japan's corrugated production was 13.07 billion square meters, 13.15 billion square meters and 13.28 billion square meters, 2013 and 2014 continue to increase to 13.45 billion square meters and 13.63 billion square meters in 2015 increased to 13.74 billion square meters. The first half of this year to 6.81 billion square meters, an increase of 2.4%, annual output is expected to reach 13.9 billion square meters, an increase of 1.2%.
From 2010 onwards, Japan's corrugated board production has increased for six consecutive years. Japan's vast majority of corrugated boxes are used for merchandise packaging, including packaging (transport packaging) and packaging (single product packaging), non-packaging applications, the proportion is very low, only 1% up and down. Corrugated boxes are widely used in a variety of commodity packaging, including food packaging with the highest proportion of corrugated boxes. More than half of the corrugated cartons consumed in Japan are used in food packaging. In 2015, Japan's food packaging for corrugated boxes accounted for 56.5% of the total, 55.8% in the first half of this year.