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World Rigid Packaging

World demand to rise 6.4% annually through 2016
Worldwide demand for rigid packaging is forecast to increase 6.4 percent per year to $472 billion in 2016. Factors contributing to rising demand include growth in global manufacturing output, increased consumer spending on packaged goods worldwide, and demographic trends such as the rising percentage of urban populations, which consume more packaged foods than their rural counterparts. However, environmental concerns will boost demand for flexible packaging products. As a result, gains in rigid packaging demand will lag growth in total packaging demand. Other factors limiting rigid packaging demand include market maturity in developed countries, as well as market saturation in bedrock applications such as bottled and canned beers and carbonated soft drinks.

Food & beverages to remain global market leaders
The largest markets for rigid packaging are food and beverages, which together represented 64 percent of total rigid packaging demand in 2011. Healthy gains are expected for plastic bottles and containers as a result of cost and performance advantages, as well as further development of food-grade materials. Beverage applications for rigid packaging will benefit from expanded processing capacity. Rigid packaging demand in pharmaceutical applications is forecast to see above average growth, boosted by rapidly expanding pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities, especially in Asia, and in particular for prefillable syringes and vials due to biotechnology advances.

Plastic rigid packaging to register the fastest growth
Plastic will continue to account for the largest share of total demand and will also see the fastest increases, as plastic containers gain market share at the expense of metal, paperboard, and glass packaging in many applications. Gains for plastic containers will be attributable to their cost advantages over alternatives, shatter resistance, ease of opening and dispensing, resealability, and graphics capabilities, as well as improved resin and processing technologies that result in enhanced barrier properties, heat resistance, and design flexibility. Still, metal cans will remain an important segment of the rigid packaging mix due to their durability, long shelf life, tamper resistance, ease of storage, and recyclability. Opportunities for paperboard rigid packaging will arise from heightened demand for recycled content packaging and the promotion of paper as a renewable resource as part of green marketing efforts. On the other hand, the heavier weight of glass containers and their risk of breakage will continue to limit applications -- especially in export markets -- due to high shipping costs.

China to account for largest share of growth
The fastest increases will be seen in the world’s developing regions. The Asia/ Pacific region will remain the largest market, due to its large food and beverage industries. The Africa/Mideast region will also exhibit above average growth, though gains will stem from relatively small bases (the region is the smallest global market, accounting for only three percent of global rigid packaging demand in 2011). Overall, some of the highest growth rates are expected in India, China, and Indonesia, with Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and Mexico expected to register healthy gains. China alone will account for 46 percent of global value gains in rigid packaging demand between 2011 and 2016.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND (billion dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 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 (2010 dollars)
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Packaging Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Food & Beverage Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
      • Food
      • Beverages
    • World Pharmaceutical Outlook
      • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental Issues
    • Regulatory Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Food
        • Table WORLD FOOD MARKET FOR RIGID PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Beverages
        • Table WORLD BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Pharmaceuticals
        • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other Nondurable Goods
        • Table WORLD OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Durable Goods
        • Table WORLD DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Demand by Material
      • Table WORLD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Plastic
        • Table WORLD PLASTIC RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Metal
        • Table WORLD METAL RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Paperboard
        • Table WORLD PAPERBOARD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Glass
        • Table WORLD GLASS PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • World Trade Overview
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Rigid Packaging Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • North America: Rigid Packaging Materials
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table UNITED STATES: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CANADA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table MEXICO: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Rigid Packaging Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Western Europe: Rigid Packaging Materials
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table FRANCE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table GERMANY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table ITALY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Netherlands
      • Table NETHERLANDS: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table NETHERLANDS: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table SPAIN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Rigid Packaging Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Asia/Pacific: Rigid Packaging Materials
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table AUSTRALIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million US dollars)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHINA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table INDIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table INDONESIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table JAPAN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Taiwan
      • Table TAIWAN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table TAIWAN: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million US dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Rigid Packaging Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Central & South America: Rigid Packaging Materials
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table BRAZIL: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Rigid Packaging Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Eastern Europe: Rigid Packaging Materials
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table RUSSIA: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Rigid Packaging Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Rigid Packaging Materials
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table TURKEY: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD RIGID PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Paperboard
      • Glass
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Albéa Group
      • Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG
      • Amcor Limited
      • Anchor Glass Container Corporation
      • AR Packaging Group AB
      • Ardagh Group SA
      • Ball Corporation
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Coca-Cola Enterprises Incorporated
      • Consolidated Container Company LLC
      • Constar International LLC
      • Crown Holdings Incorporated
      • Daiwa Can Company
      • Exal Group
      • Ferd AS
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Greiner Packaging International GmbH
      • Groupe Guillin SA
      • Hindustan Tin Works Limited
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • La Seda de Barcelona SA
      • LINPAC Group Limited
      • Logoplaste SA
      • Mayr-Melnhof Group
      • Nampak Limited
      • ORG Canmaking Corporation
      • Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
      • Pacific Can China Holdings Limited
      • Piramal Glass Limited
      • Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
      • Rexam plc
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • RPC Group plc
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Shanghai Zijiang Enterprise Group Company Limited
      • Silgan Holdings Incorporated
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • Toyo Seikan Kaisha Limited
      • Vitro SAB de CV
      • West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated
      • Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise Company Limited
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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