Argentina has a long tradition of producing high-quality cardboard boxes. The country's box production industry dates back to the early 1800s, when a group of German immigrants founded a company in Buenos Aires that specialized in the manufacture of cardboard boxes. Today, there are more than 100 box production companies in Argentina, with a collective output of more than 1 million boxes per day. The vast majority of Argentina's box production companies are located in the province of Buenos Aires, which is home to the country's capital city of the same name. Buenos Aires is also the largest city in Argentina, with a population of more than 2.8 million people. The city's box production companies benefit from its large population and its status as a major transportation hub. Argentina's box production companies produce a wide variety of cardboard boxes, including boxes for food, beverage, and consumer goods packaging. Many of the country's box production companies are members of the Argentine Box Manufacturers Association (Asociación de Fabricantes de Cajas de Argentina), which was founded in 1949. The Argentine box production industry has been negatively impacted by the country's economic problems in recent years. However, the industry has shown signs of recovery in recent months, with production levels increasing and new box production companies opening their doors.