This report forecasts US packaging demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of: food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, foodservice disposables, and other markets. Total shipments are segmented by material as follows: paper, plastic, metal, and glass and wood.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines demand and shipments, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each demand and shipment segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.