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World Foodservice Disposables

World demand to rise 5.4% annually through 2015
World demand for foodservice disposables is projected to grow 5.4 percent per year to over $53 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven by gains in the foodservice industry, which will accelerate from the rates seen over the 2000-2010 period due to improvements in global economic conditions, increasingly fast-paced lifestyles and growth in away-from-home food spending.

Disposable serviceware -- including single-use cups, dinnerware and utensils -- will remain the largest product type through the forecast period and beyond. However, the fastest demand growth is expected in the disposable packaging segment, which includes foodservice containers, lids and domes, wraps, bags, and trays. Demand for disposable foodservice packaging will be fueled by advances in the limited service restaurant sector, which relies heavily on single-use packaging. Beyond eating and drinking places, good opportunities for disposables will be found in the retail market, as grocery and convenience stores expand their offerings of prepared foods.

Disposable serviceware dominates global market
In 2010, single-use serviceware accounted for 54 percent of the global foodservice disposables market. Gains will be supported by above-average growth in quick service restaurant and retail establishment revenues. Other factors providing momentum include the increased focus on gourmet coffee and specialty cold drinks by limited service restaurants and convenience stores. Value advances will also benefit from heightened interest in higher-cost environmentally friendly products, especially in developed regions.

Some of the best opportunities will exist in the disposable packaging segment, boosted by gains in the fast food industry, which uses large quantities of disposables for packaging foods consumed both onsite and off-site. In addition, the popularity of takeout food from full service restaurants will provide a further boost to single-use packaging demand, especially given that these restaurants tend to use higher-value disposable containers designed to maintain food temperature and minimize leakage. Increased catering activity by full service restaurants, and home delivery and takeaway outlets will also necessitate heightened requirements for disposable packaging.

Asia to see fastest growth
The Asia/Pacific region will see aboveaverage gains in foodservice disposables demand, fueled by advances in the limited service restaurant sector. The fastest growth will be seen in Asia, with India, China and Indonesia expected to experience the most rapid increases in the world. Between 2010 and 2015, China alone will account for 28 percent of global foodservice disposables market value gains and will surpass Japan to become the world’s second largest market. Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Africa/Mideast region will also experience aboveaverage gains, but from smaller bases.

Advances will be below average in North America and Western Europe, where markets are more mature and somewhat saturated. Nonetheless, opportunities will still be found in developed countries, especially for higher-cost degradable, recycled content and other green products in areas with bans on polystyrene foam disposables. The US, which accounted for 37 percent of global foodservice disposables sales in 2010, will remain by far the largest national market due to its large quick service restaurant sector.


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Global Demand for Foodservice Disposables to Exceed $53 Billion in 2015

World demand for foodservice disposables is forecast to grow 5.4 percent per year to $53.3 billion in 2015. Advances will be driven by gains in the foodservice industry, which will accelerate from the rates seen over the 2000-2010 period due to improvements in global economic conditions, increasingly fast-paced lifestyles, urbanization trends and growth in away-from-home food spending. However, great disparity in per capita foodservice expenditures will remain among the various regions, which will affect demand for disposables used in restaurants and other foodservice establishments. These and other trends are presented in World Foodservice Disposables, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

Disposable serviceware -- including single-use cups, dinnerware and utensils -- will remain the largest product type through the forecast period and beyond. The fastest demand growth is expected in the disposable packaging segment, which includes foodservice containers, lids and domes, wraps, bags, and trays. Demand for disposable foodservice packaging will be fueled by rapid global expansion in the limited service restaurant sector, which relies heavily on single-use packaging. Beyond eating and drinking places, good opportunities for disposables will be found in the retail market. Some of the best opportunities will exist in the disposable packaging segment, boosted by gains in the fast food industry, which uses large quantities of disposables for packaging foods consumed both on-site and off-site.

The Asia/Pacific region will see above-average gains in foodservice disposables demand, fueled by advances in the limited service restaurant sector. Between 2010 and 2015, China alone will account for 28 percent of global foodservice disposables market value gains and will surpass Japan to become the second largest market worldwide. Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Africa/Mideast region will also experience above-average advances, though growth in these areas will stem from smaller bases. Advances will be below average in North America and Western Europe, where markets are more mature and somewhat saturated. Nonetheless, good opportunities will still be found in developed countries, especially for higher-cost degradable, recycled content and other green products in areas with bans on polystyrene foam disposables. The US, which accounted for 37 percent of global foodservice disposables sales in 2010, will remain the largest national market in the world by a wide margin due to its large quick service restaurant sector.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • World Urban Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2009 dollars)
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Packaging Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Foodservice Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE REVENUES BY REGION & ESTABLISHMENT TYPE (billion dollars)
      • Eating & Drinking Places
        • Table WORLD EATING & DRINKING PLACES REVENUES BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Other Foodservice Establishments
        • Table WORLD OTHER FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS REVENUES BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • Raw Materials
      • Paper & Paperboard
      • Plastic
      • Aluminum
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Trade Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Regional Overview
      • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Product Overview
      • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Serviceware
        • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLE SERVICEWARE DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Packaging
        • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Other Foodservice Disposables
        • Table WORLD OTHER FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Market Overview
      • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Eating & Drinking Places
        • Table WORLD EATING & DRINKING PLACES MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other Foodservice Establishments
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES BY REGION & MARKET (million dollars)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: Foodservice Disposables Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United States: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • United States: Suppliers
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Canada: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table CANADA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Canada: Suppliers
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Mexico: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table MEXICO -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Mexico: Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: Foodservice Disposables Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • France: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table FRANCE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • France: Suppliers
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Germany: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table GERMANY -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Germany: Suppliers
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Italy: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table ITALY -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Italy: Suppliers
    • Netherlands
      • Table NETHERLANDS -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Netherlands: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Netherlands: Suppliers
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Spain: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table SPAIN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Spain: Suppliers
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United Kingdom: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • United Kingdom: Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Western Europe: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Western Europe: Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: Foodservice Disposables Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Australia: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Australia: Suppliers
    • China
      • Table CHINA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • China: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table CHINA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • China: Suppliers
    • India
      • Table INDIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • India: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table INDIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • India: Suppliers
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Indonesia: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table INDONESIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Indonesia: Suppliers
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Japan: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table JAPAN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Japan: Suppliers
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • South Korea: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • South Korea: Suppliers
    • Taiwan
      • Table TAIWAN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Taiwan: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table TAIWAN -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Taiwan: Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America: General
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table BRAZIL -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe: General
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Eastern Europe: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table RUSSIA -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: Foodservice Disposables Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST -- FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Africa/Mideast: Suppliers
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Ajover SA
      • Anchor Packaging Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Burrows Paper Corporation
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • Chuo Kagaku Company Limited
      • D&W Fine Pack LLC
      • Dart Container Corporation
      • Detmold Packaging Group
      • Duni AB
      • F. Bender Limited
      • Fabri-Kal Corporation
      • Garcia de Pou Compania Industrial SA
      • Good Flag Biotechnology Corporation
      • Grupo Convermex SA de CV
      • Hindalco Industries Limited
      • Hoffmaster Group Incorporated
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • Industrial Development Company sal
      • International Paper Company
      • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Lapaco Paper Products Limited
      • LINPAC Group Limited
      • McNairn Packaging Incorporated
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • New WinCup Holdings Incorporated
      • Packaging Dynamics Corporation
      • PAPSTAR Vertriebs GmbH & Company KG
      • Par-Pak Limited
      • Pattison (Jim) Group
      • Quanzhou Far East Environmental Protection Technology Developing Company Limited
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • Sanfacon Industries Incorporated
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Seda International Packaging Group SpA
      • Solo Cup Company
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Svenska Cellulosa AB
      • Swan Mill Paper Company Limited
      • Waddington North America Incorporated
      • Wentworth Technologies Company Limited
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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