# How to Calculate Carton Consumption in Apparel Industry?

By | November 12, 2015

### How to Calculate Carton Consumption in Apparel Industry?

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Email: [email protected]

#### Introduction:

Carton consumption is a very important matter in readymade garments sector. Every garments merchandiser should have clear idea about it. Though there are so many garments merchandisers, whom have no correct idea about carton consumption. As its importance in garments merchandising, today I will present here an easy method for carton consumption calculation in apparel industry.

#### Carton Box:

Carton box is made by using ply board. Ply board can be 3ply, 5ply or 7ply. Carton box is needed to deliver the finished goods to the buyer. It should be strong enough to protect the finished goods. Goods may damage during transportation if the quality of carton box is not good and ultimately buyer will complain if there’s any damage in the goods. At present, some buyer asks to do busting test of carton box to ensure the right quality of carton box. It should be noted that, every carton boxes should have two ply boards to increase product security.

#### Carton Consumption Calculation Method in Garments Industry:

Here, carton consumption means “consumption of ply board”. Because, carton box is made by using ply board. Before calculating ply board consumption or carton consumption, a garments merchandiser should confirm the following information:

1. Length of carton in cm,
2. Width of carton in cm,
3. Height of carton in cm.

Now by using the below formula, a garment merchandiser can easily calculate ply board consumption or carton consumption in apparel industry.

Ply board consumption (Per pc carton in square meter),

Now, I will submit an example here to remove your all the confusions from the above discussion.

#### Example:

Suppose, a 7 ply carton having length 80cm, width 60cm and height 30cm. Now calculate ply board consumption or carton consumption for 500pcs carton box.

#### Solution:

Here,

Length of carton- 80cm,
Width of carton- 60cm,
Height of carton- 30cm,
Total carton-500pcs.

So,

Ply board consumption (Per pc carton in square meter),

= 2.74 square meter per pc carton.

So,

For 1pc carton, 7 ply board needs 2.74 square meters.

And,

For 500pcs carton, 7 ply board needs (2.74 × 500) = 1370 square meters.

Speech from the writer:

1. What is carton box?
2. What are the purposes of using carton box?
3. How to calculate carton consumption in garments industry?
4. How to estimate carton box consumption in garments industry?
5. Mention the consumption calculation method of carton box.

## 14 thoughts on “How to Calculate Carton Consumption in Apparel Industry?”

1. jakir

how many procedure here have this very important but pls dear send some quality documents.

2. prashan

thanks but why is the allowance different in the formula?
you have shown 6 cm and 4 cm ?
kindly clarify

3. Md Abdul Hannan Rubel

Mention the consumption calculation method of carton box. Pls brief to me.

4. A.N.Rajan

Very useful post.Can you also please explain how to get the carton box measurement before ordering bulk quantity for packing?

5. Roman

Dears

Plz help me to get the top bottom consumption formula.

Best Reg.
Roman

6. Olusegun

Please, I will like to know how to calculate the exact price a carton costs per piece.

Thanks.

7. Hasib

thank you very much for sharing such an important article.

8. Shameem Shahbuddin

During the bulk production when the first goods come out, at that time how to make the measurement of the carton and ask the Buyer for the approval?

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