This report forecasts US packaging demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total shipments are segmented by material in terms of paper, plastic, metal, and glass and wood. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, foodservice disposables, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; shipments, demand, and the various segments of each are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trade, and environmental and regulatory issues.
An Industry Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.