This report forecasts US bulk packaging demand in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of shipping sacks, film wrap, other flexible bulk packaging, drums, pails, and other rigid bulk packaging. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, other nondurable goods, and durable goods and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, regulatory and environmental factors, and trends in NAFTA demand. A Demand Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product 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 US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.