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World Pouches

World Pouches

World demand to rise 6.1% annually through 2018
Global demand for pouches is projected to increase 6.1 percent annually to $35.8 billion in 2018. Growth will be driven by consumer and producer preferences for stand-up pouches over more traditional rigid packaging. In developed markets, the adoption of pouches with higher value features will support demand growth in dollar terms. Faster growth is projected in China and other developing nations, where rising personal incomes coupled with expanding production of food, beverages, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods will promote higher demand for pouches. Heightened investment in pouch packaging machinery will also support greater usage of pouches going forward.

Stand-up pouches to be fastest growing product
Stand-up pouches will show the best growth prospects through 2018, although flat pouches will continue to account for the majority of the market. Stand-up pouches offer a number of benefits to both consumers and producers. Consumers are drawn to the aesthetic appeal and the convenience of pouches with features such as spouts, zippers, or handles. The lighter weights, reduced material use, and lower shipping costs of stand-up pouches relative to rigid packaging also benefit producers of packaged goods. The rising prevalence of stand-up pouch packaging machinery for captive production will also support greater use of these products. Among flat pouches, four-side-seal pouches are expected to show the most rapid gains going forward, particularly in developing areas. Four-side-seal pouches have the advantage of being less expensive than pillow or stand-up pouches, and are usually used under a broader range of conditions than three-side-seal pouches.

Asia/Pacific region to be fastest growing market
The Asia/Pacific region is expected to show the fastest growth in pouch demand through 2018. Rapid increases in the output of food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods coupled with a greater emphasis on convenient, eye-catching packaging will support strong gains in pouch demand. Some of the more affluent countries in the region were relatively early users of pouches over bags and rigid packaging, and as a result the strongest growth is expected in developing nations such as China, Thailand, and India. Increases in other industrializing regions -- Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Africa/Mideast region -- will be faster than gains expected in North America and Western Europe. Continued development in relevant manufacturing sectors will support demand for pouches that offer savings to producers and distributors of packaged foods, and increasing personal incomes will lead to greater demand for food, beverages, and consumer products packaged in convenient, aesthetically appealing pouches.

Gains in North America and Western Europe are expected to be more limited, as pouch use rates are higher in these regions than in developing parts of the world. However, a shift in product mix will support sustained growth in pouch demand in these regions, as consumers continue to favor more expensive products such as stand-up pouches and value-added pouches such as retort, spouted, resealable, and shaped. Manufacturers of packaged goods will also favor stand-up and specialty pouches as these products can offer better aesthetics and marketing advantages, and are often associated with lower shipping costs than rigid packaging.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD POUCH DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic 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 Households Outlook
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • World Personal Income
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • World Personal Consumption Expenditures
        • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • World Packaging Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
    • Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table PRICING TRENDS
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Trade Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Demand by Type
      • Table WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Flat Pouches
        • Table WORLD FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE
      • Stand-Up Pouches
        • Table WORLD STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Pouches
        • Table WORLD FOOD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Beverage Pouches
        • Table WORLD BEVERAGE POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Medical & Pharmaceutical Pouches
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL POUCH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Markets
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR POUCHES BY REGION & MARKET
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Pouch Demand by Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
    • North America: Pouch Demand by Type
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United States: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table UNITED STATES: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table CANADA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Canada: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table CANADA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table MEXICO: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table MEXICO: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Type
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table FRANCE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • France: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table FRANCE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table GERMANY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Germany: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table GERMANY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table ITALY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Italy: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table ITALY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table SPAIN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Spain: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table SPAIN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Country & Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Type
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table CHINA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • China: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table CHINA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table INDIA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • India: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table INDIA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table JAPAN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Japan: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table JAPAN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table TAIWAN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table TAIWAN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Country & Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table BRAZIL: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table RUSSIA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Type
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table TURKEY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD MERCHANT POUCH SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Merchant vs. Captive
      • Table WORLD CAPTIVE & MERCHANT POUCH DEMAND
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD MERCHANT POUCH MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • American Packaging Corporation
      • Ampac Packaging LLC
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Bischof + Klein GmbH & Company KG
      • CDF Corporation
      • Clondalkin Group Holdings BV
      • Coating Excellence International LLC
      • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation
      • Gualapack Group
      • Hood Companies
      • Hosokawa Yoko Company Limited
      • InterFlex Group Incorporated
      • LD Packaging Company Limited
      • Mondi Group
      • Nampak Limited
      • Packaging Coordinators Incorporated
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Prolamina Corporation
      • Scholle Corporation
      • Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • St. Johns Packaging Limited
      • Toppan Printing Company Limited
      • Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Limited
      • UDG Healthcare plc
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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