This report forecasts total world demand in 2018 for bulk packaging by product, market, and major world region in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Product segments include shipping sacks, film wrap, other flexible bulk packaging, drums, pails, and other rigid bulk packaging. Reported markets encompass nondurable goods, durable goods, and other markets. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions. Demand by product segment is also forecast for each major world region.
To illustrate historical trends world, product, market, and regional demand (including product segments) are provided for 2008 and 2013. Further, regional demand is segmented by market for 2013.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve global demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 34-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.