This report forecasts US canned food shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total shipments are segmented in terms of fruits and vegetables, tomato-based sauces, soups and stews, dog and cat food, meat and seafood, and other canned products.
To illustrate historical trends, total shipments are provided in an annual series from 2002 through 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on food safety and regulatory issues, packaging media, substrate prices, and trade.
An Industry Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the US supply base and profiles the leading suppliers. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.