This report forecasts to 2020 US rigid bulk packaging demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level as well as in units. Total demand in dollars and units is segmented by product in terms of: pails, drums, bulk boxes, material handling containers, and rigid intermediate bulk containers. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by market as follows: chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; durable goods; plastic, rubber, and fiber; and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars and units is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. Total shipments in dollars are also provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015 and forecast to 2020. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and raw material demand. A 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 identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.