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Beverage Containers

Beverage Containers


Growth in the US beverage containers market will total 3.6% annually through 2019 in value terms.  

Advances will be driven by greater preference for smaller beverage portions.  Increased demand for healthy beverages such as bottled water and plant-based milks will also lead to gains.

This report segments the beverage container industry by Material, Type, and Market.  Data is provided in million US dollars, billion gallons, and billion units.

Materials used in beverage containers include:
Plastic
Metal
Glass
Paperboard 

Plastic will remain the largest of these through 2019.  Products made from plastic will also post the fastest gains, fueled by the adaptability of this material to fit the needs of a variety of applications.

Major beverage container types include:
Plastic, Metal, and Glass Bottles
Plastic Cups
Pouches
Metal Cans
Gabletop Cartons
Aseptic Cartons
Bag-in-box

Plastic bottles held the largest share in 2014.  Going forward, metal bottles will see the strongest advances, benefiting from continued use in soda and beer, though this will remain a relatively small part of the overall beverage container market.

Among the key markets for beverage containers are:
Carbonated Soft Drinks
Bottled Water
Fruit Beverages
Milk
Sports Beverages
RTD Tea
Enhanced Water 
RTD Coffee
Energy Drinks
Nondairy Milk
Beer
Wine
Distilled Spirits
Flavored Alcoholic Beverages
Cider, Mead, & Sake

Carbonated soft drinks was the leading outlet in 2014.  The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the RTD coffee market, fueled by the opportunities for new products in this sector.

Most segments of the beverage container industry are concentrated, with a small number of producers accounting for the bulk of metal, glass, and paperboard containers and a slightly larger group accounting for the majority of plastic container production.  Participants in this industry include Amcor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Ardagh Group, Ball, Coca-Cola, Crown Holdings, Owens-Illinois, Plastipak Holdings, Rexam, and Reynolds Group Holdings. 


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic & Household Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending Trends
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Beverage Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGED BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE
      • Table CHART II-1 PACKAGED BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE, 2014
      • Nonalcoholic Beverages
        • Table NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        • Table ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE
    • Packaging Trends
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table BEVERAGE CONTAINER MARKET, 2004-2014
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table BEVERAGE CONTAINER PRICING
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Recycling Trends
        • Table CONTAINER RECYCLING RATES, 2004-2013
      • Regulatory Considerations
    • Technological Overview
    • World Markets
    • International Trade
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-1 BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Nonalcoholic Beverages
      • Table NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Carbonated Soft Drinks
        • Table PACKAGED CARBONATED SOFT DRINK PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Bottled Water
        • Table NONBULK PACKAGED WATER PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table BOTTLED WATER CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Milk
        • Table PACKAGED MILK PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table MILK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Fruit Beverages
        • Table PACKAGED FRUIT BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Sports Beverages
        • Table SPORTS BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table SPORTS BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Ready-to-Drink Tea
        • Table PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK TEA PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK TEA CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Enhanced Water
        • Table ENHANCED WATER PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table ENHANCED WATER CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Nonalcoholic Ready-to-Drink Beverages
        • Table OTHER PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table OTHER READY-TO-DRINK BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Alcoholic Beverages
      • Table ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Beer
        • Table PACKAGED BEER PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table BEER CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Wine
        • Table PACKAGED WINE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table WINE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Distilled Spirits
        • Table PACKAGED DISTILLED SPIRITS PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table DISTILLED SPIRITS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Alcoholic Beverages
        • Table OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL
        • Table OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • CONTAINER OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Container Demand
      • Table PACKAGED BEVERAGE PRODUCTION & BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART IV-1 PACKAGED BEVERAGE PRODUCTION & BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2014: VOLUME & UNITS
  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS
    • General
    • Types
      • Table PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Bottles
      • Pouches & Other
    • Resins
      • Table RESIN USE IN PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
      • PET
      • HDPE & Other
    • Markets
      • Table PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Water
        • Table PLASTIC WATER CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Carbonated Soft Drinks
        • Table PLASTIC CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Fruit Beverages
        • Table PLASTIC FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Milk
        • Table PLASTIC MILK CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • METAL CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Table METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND
    • Merchant Versus Captive Production
    • Materials
      • Table METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Aluminum
      • Steel
    • Markets
      • Table METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Carbonated Soft Drinks
        • Table METAL CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Beer
        • Table METAL BEER CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • GLASS BOTTLES
    • General
    • Markets
      • Table GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VII-1 GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Beer
        • Table GLASS BEER BOTTLE DEMAND
      • Wine
        • Table GLASS WINE BOTTLE DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER GLASS BEVERAGE BOTTLE DEMAND BY MARKET
  • PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS
    • General
    • Types
      • Table PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Markets
      • Table PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VIII-1 PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Fruit Beverages
        • Table PAPERBOARD FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Milk
        • Table PAPERBOARD MILK CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition & Market Share
      • Table US BEVERAGE CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass
      • Paperboard
    • Market Leaders & Competitive Strategies
      • Table CHART IX-1 US BEVERAGE CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Manufacturing & Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Integration
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Alcoa Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • Ampac Packaging LLC
      • Anchor Glass Container Corporation
      • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
      • Ardagh Group SA
      • Ball Corporation
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • CCL Industries Incorporated
      • CKS Packaging Incorporated
      • Coca-Cola Company Incorporated
      • Consolidated Container Company LLC
      • Crown Holdings Incorporated
      • Dean Foods Company
      • Exal Group
      • Gallo (E&J) Winery
      • Hindalco Industries Limited
      • Kraft Foods Group Incorporated
      • Liqui-Box Corporation
      • Molson Coors Brewing Company
      • Nestlé SA
      • Onex Corporation
      • Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
      • PepsiCo Incorporated
      • Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
      • Pretium Packaging LLC
      • Rexam plc
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Scholle Corporation
      • Silgan Holdings Incorporated
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • Vitro SAB de CV
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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