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World Food Containers

World Food Containers

Global demand to rise 4.4% annually through 2017
World demand for food containers will increase 4.5 percent per annum to $139 billion in 2017. The market for food containers will steadily return from a global recession that led to some stagnation in 2012. Key observations in this study:

The rise of the middle class and twoincome households in developing regions will trigger a sharp upturn in food container consumption.

While plastic packaging (both flexible and rigid) continues to lead growth, paperboard containers will present stronger competition to plastic substrates in the near future.

The Westernization of food products globally will fuel demand for food packaging and lead to changes in consumption patterns.

Food packaging penetration will be stimulated by a shift to chilled, processed food and instant ingredients and meals.

Bags, pouches remain strong but paperboard gains traction
The ongoing global growth in food bags and pouches -- in some cases replacing metal and glass containers -- will continue to be a driver for food packaging through 2017, advancing more than five percent annually. While rigid plastic containers will show sharp gains, paperboard containers will increase penetration levels after some market flatness. Paperboard’s inherent light weight and the utilization of recyclable, natural materials, aligning closely with consumer and regulatory trends, will play a vital factor in growth.

“The New Consumer” connects with the food package
Rapid urbanization in many developing regions has created a new consumer class that seeks career and income growth and is willing to sacrifice time spent in meal preparation. This will spur a double-digit boost in food container demand in China and more than six percent demand growth in many areas of Asia/Pacific, Central & South America, and Africa/Mideast. A shift from purchasing unpackaged food for daily cooking to buying packaged, prepared items will be significant.

Westernization brings new focus on food packaging
Advances in smaller-sized packages of flour, grain, edible cooking oils, butter and margarine, shredded cheese, aseptic soups and stocks, and ready meals are meeting the needs of global consumers demanding a Westernized sense of convenience and time savings. The growth of large supermarket chains in many developing countries will heighten these purchases and spur food container demand. Dietary staples such as bulk packaged rice and other grains, raw meat and produce, and unpackaged food purchased at neighborhood markets are declining in use.

Recessionary issues remain a short-term concern
A lingering recession, especially in Western Europe, could dampen prospects slightly. Due to the recession, priceconscious consumers are purchasing lower-value packaging, thereby restricting demand. An economic rebound will lead to advances in premium packaging and further fuel prospects for container formats with sophisticated graphics and performance features.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
      • Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GDP BY REGION
    • World Food Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
      • Table CHART II-1 FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND/FOOD & BEVERAGE MVA RELATIONSHIP, 2012
    • World Packaging Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
    • Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Trade Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION, 2012
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012
      • Bags & Pouches
        • Table WORLD FOOD BAG & POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Paperboard Containers
        • Table WORLD PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Plastic Containers
        • Table WORLD PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Metal Containers
        • Table WORLD METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Glass Containers
        • Table WORLD GLASS FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012
      • Grain Mill Products
      • Dairy Products
      • Fruits & Vegetables
      • Baked Goods
      • Meat & Related Products
      • Other Foods
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: Food Container Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United States: Food Container Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • United States: Suppliers
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Canada: Food Container Demand
        • Table CANADA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Canada: Suppliers
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Mexico: Food Container Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Mexico: Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: Food Container Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: General
        • Table BELGIUM: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Belgium: Food Container Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Belgium: Suppliers
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • France: Food Container Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • France: Suppliers
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Germany: Food Container Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Germany: Suppliers
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Italy: Food Container Demand
        • Table ITALY: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Italy: Suppliers
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
        • Table NETHERLANDS: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Netherlands: Food Container Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Netherlands: Suppliers
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Spain: Food Container Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Spain: Suppliers
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United Kingdom: Food Container Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Western Europe: Food Container Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: Food Container Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Australia: Food Container Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Australia: Suppliers
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • China: Food Container Demand
        • Table CHINA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • China: Suppliers
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • India: Food Container Demand
        • Table INDIA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • India: Suppliers
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
        • Table INDONESIA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Indonesia: Food Container Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Suppliers
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Japan: Food Container Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Japan: Suppliers
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • South Korea: Food Container Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • South Korea: Suppliers
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
        • Table TAIWAN: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Taiwan: Food Container Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Suppliers
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
        • Table THAILAND: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Thailand: Food Container Demand
        • Table THAILAND: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Thailand: Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Food Container Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: Food Container Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Argentina
        • Table ARGENTINA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table ARGENTINA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table BRAZIL: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Eastern Europe: Food Container Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table RUSSIA: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: Food Container Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table TURKEY: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD FOOD CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2012
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2012
      • Bags & Pouches
        • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD FOOD BAG & POUCH MARKET SHARE, 2012
      • Paperboard Containers
        • Table CHART VIII-3 WORLD PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2012
      • Plastic Containers
        • Table CHART VIII-4 WORLD PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2012
      • Metal Containers
        • Table CHART VIII-5 WORLD METAL FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2012
      • Glass Containers
        • Table CHART VIII-6 WORLD GLASS FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2012
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Product Manufacturing & Development
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG
      • Amcor Limited
      • Ardagh Group SA
      • Ball Corporation
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Clondalkin Group Holdings BV
      • COFCO Limited
      • Consolidated Container Company LLC
      • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
      • Coveris
      • Crown Holdings Incorporated
      • Daiwa Can Company
      • Detmold Group
      • Envases Universales de Mexico SA PI de CV
      • Fujian Example Group Company Limited
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Hindustan Tin Works Limited
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • LINPAC Packaging Limited
      • Mayr-Melnhof Group
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Nampak Limited
      • ORG Canmaking Corporation
      • Orora Limited
      • Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
      • Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • RPC Group plc
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Silgan Holdings Incorporated
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Limited
      • Visy Proprietary Limited
      • Vitro SAB de CV
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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