World Bulk Packaging


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World Bulk Packaging

Growth in the global bulk packaging market will total 5.0% annually through 2018, reaching more than $59 billion. Advances will be fueled by accelerated growth in manufacturing activity in essentially every region. Gains will also be driven by the increased use of film to wrap products on pallets to better secure and standardize their size for shipping.

This report segments the bulk packaging industry by product, material, and market. Data is provided in US dollars.

Products include:
Flexible bulk packaging (shipping sacks; film wrap; flexible intermediate bulk containers; strapping; drum, bin, and box liners; roll wrap, other)
Rigid bulk packaging (drums, pails, bulk boxes, rigid intermediate bulk containers, material handling containers)

Flexible bulk packaging will remain the largest product category through 2018, accounting for nearly 55% of demand. It will also be the faster growing segment, in part due to the general trend in packaging favoring flexible materials when feasible.

Major materials include:
Plastic
Paper and paperboard
Steel
Other

Plastic was the leading material type in 2013, accounting for just under half of demand. Plastic products will also experience the most rapid gains through 2018, driven by increased use of film wraps with palletized goods, and wider utilization of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).

Among the key markets for bulk packaging are:
Nondurable goods (chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, other)
Durable goods
Other

Nondurable goods accounted for the majority of demand in 2013. Going forward, it will also will see the strongest advances, due to increases in chemical production and food and beverage processing activity.

World regions and countries covered in the study include:
North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
Western Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK)
Asia/Pacific (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan)
Central & South America (Brazil)
Eastern Europe (Russia)
Africa/Mideast

Gains will be led by the Asia/Pacific region and the Africa/Mideast region, which is the smallest regional market. Despite the economic slowdown in China, it will continue to register growth well above the global average. More mature regional markets, such as the US and Western Europe, will grow more moderately, but these modest advanced will be a substantial improvement over the performance during the 2008-2013 period.
The report also includes market share information, and a discussion of acquisition and divestiture activity. The bulk packaging industry is populated by thousands of suppliers, most of which are small companies that supply narrow product lines to regionalized bases of customers. Suppliers include Berry Plastics, BWAY, Greif, International Paper, MAUSER, Mondi Group and Signode Industrial Group.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • World Urban Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Food & Beverage Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Packaging Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
    • World Plastic Resin Outlook
      • Table WORLD PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION
    • World Paper & Paperboard Outlook
      • Table WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD DEMAND BY REGION
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental & Regulatory Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Regional Overview
      • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Product Overview
      • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Flexible Bulk Packaging
        • Table WORLD FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD SHIPPING SACK DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
        • Table WORLD FILM WRAP DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
        • Table OTHER FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging
        • Table WORLD RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD DRUM DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
        • Table WORLD PAIL DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
        • Table OTHER WORLD RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
    • Material Overview
      • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Plastic
      • Paper & Paperboard
      • Steel
      • Other Materials
    • Market Overview
      • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Nondurable Goods
        • Table WORLD NONDURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION & SEGMENT
        • Table WORLD CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION
        • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION
        • Table OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS MARKETS FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION & SEGMENT
      • Durable Goods
        • Table WORLD DURABLE GOODS MARKETS FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION & SEGMENT
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR BULK PACKAGING BY REGION
    • World Trade Overview
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
    • North America: Bulk Packaging Types
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Bulk Packaging Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • United States: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table UNITED STATES: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • United States: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United States: Suppliers
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Canada: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table CANADA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Canada: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table CANADA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Canada: Suppliers
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Mexico: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table MEXICO: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Mexico: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table MEXICO: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
    • Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Types
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • France: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table FRANCE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • France: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table FRANCE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • France: Suppliers
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Germany: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table GERMANY: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Germany: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table GERMANY: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Germany: Suppliers
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Italy: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table ITALY: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Italy: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table ITALY: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Italy: Suppliers
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
        • Table NETHERLANDS: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Netherlands: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table NETHERLANDS: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Netherlands: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table NETHERLANDS: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Netherlands: Suppliers
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Spain: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table SPAIN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Spain: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table SPAIN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Spain: Suppliers
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • United Kingdom: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • United Kingdom: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Other Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
    • Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Types
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
        • Table AUSTRALIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Australia: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table AUSTRALIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Australia: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table AUSTRALIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Australia: Suppliers
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • China: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table CHINA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • China: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table CHINA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • China: Suppliers
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • India: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table INDIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • India: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table INDIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • India: Suppliers
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
        • Table INDONESIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Indonesia: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table INDONESIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Indonesia: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table INDONESIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Indonesia: Suppliers
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Japan: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table JAPAN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Japan: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table JAPAN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Japan: Suppliers
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • South Korea: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • South Korea: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Suppliers
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
        • Table TAIWAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Taiwan: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table TAIWAN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Taiwan: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Taiwan: Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Central & South America: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Central & South America: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
        • Table BRAZIL: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table BRAZIL: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
        • Table RUSSIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table RUSSIA: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: KEY INDICATORS FOR BULK PACKAGING
      • Africa/Mideast: Bulk Packaging Types
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Africa/Mideast: Bulk Packaging Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Suppliers
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD BULK PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • AEP Industries Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • Armando Alvarez Group
      • AUER Packaging GmbH
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
      • Brambles Limited
      • BWAY Corporation
      • Cesur Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret AS
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Goodpack Limited
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Greif Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • International Paper Company
      • Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated
      • IPL Incorporated
      • Klabin SA
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Kohsei Company Limited
      • Letica Corporation
      • LINPAC Packaging Limited
      • MAUSER AG
      • Menasha Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Nampak Limited
      • Orora Limited
      • Promens hf
      • Qingdao LAF Packaging Company Limited
      • Samuel, Son & Company Limited
      • SCHÄFER WERKE GmbH
      • Schoeller Allibert Limited
      • Scholle Corporation
      • SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Shanghai Kingtainer Packaging Container Company Limited
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Signode Industrial Group LLC
      • Taihua Plastic Products Company Limited
      • Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
      • Tri-Wall Limited
      • Walki Group Oy
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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