Beverage Packaging: United States

Beverage Packaging: United States

This report forecasts to 2027 US beverage packaging demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of: plastic; metal; glass; paper and paperboard; and other materials such as rubber, cork, and molded fiber. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: bottled water; carbonated soft drinks; beer; wine and wine beverages; and other markets such as milk and milk alternatives, sports drinks, and ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and tea.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2012 to 2022; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2012, 2017, and 2022.

Demand for beverage packaging includes both captive and merchant production. In the case of returnable bottles, each use (or "trip") is counted separately in this report.

Among applications excluded from the scope of this report are: coffee and tea other than RTD types; drinkable yogurt; fountain drinks; frozen or shelf stable concentrated fruit beverages; infant formula; light and heavy cream, half and half, and other coffee whiteners; liquid nutritional supplements; packaged milk shakes; powdered and condensed milk; powdered fruit drinks and sports beverages; soft drink concentrates; unpackaged water; vegetable juice; and all other beverages not in RTD format.

Also excluded from this report are all bulk containers not intended primarily for in-home or consumer use; this includes drums, rigid bulk containers, and barrels. In bottled water, containers larger than two-and-a-half gallons are excluded.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:

  • 322211 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Mfg
  • 322212 Folding Paperboard Box Mfg
  • 322215 Nonfolding Sanitary Food Container Mfg
  • 322219 Other Paperboard Container Mfg
  • 322299 All Other Converted Paper Product Mfg
  • 326111 Plastics Bag & Pouch Mfg
  • 326112 Plastics Packaging Film & Sheet (Including Laminated) Mfg
  • 326160 Plastics Bottle Mfg
  • 327213 Glass Container Mfg
  • 332431 Metal Can Mfg

Historical Trends
Key Economic Indicators
Sustainability Initiatives
Paper & Paperboard
Niche Materials
Bottled Water
Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD)
Wine & Wine Beverages
Other Beverages
Industry Characteristics
Market Share
Industry Codes
Freedonia Methodology
Figure 1 | Key Trends in US Beverage Packaging Demand, 2022 - 2027
Figure 2 | US Beverage Packaging Demand Trends, 2012 - 2022
Table 1 | Key Indicators for US Beverage Packaging Demand, 2012 - 2027
Figure 3 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Material, 2012 - 2027 (US$ bil)
Table 2 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Material, 2012 - 2027 (US$ mil)
Figure 4 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Material, 2012 - 2027 (%)
Figure 5 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Market, 2012 - 2027 (US$ bil)
Table 3 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Market, 2012 - 2027 (US$ mil)
Figure 6 | US Beverage Packaging Demand by Market, 2012 - 2027 (%)
Figure 7 | US Beverage Packaging Market Share by Company, 2022 (%)
Table 4 | Leading Suppliers to the US Beverage Packaging Market by Product
Table 5 | NAICS & SIC Codes Related to Beverage Packaging

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