US demand for cups and lids is forecast to increase 4.1 percent per year to $8.9 billion in 2016. Although drinking cups will continue to dominate, the fastest gains are anticipated in the packaging cup segment due to solid outlooks for demand in key packaging cup-using markets such as yogurt, coffee and tea, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
This study analyzes the $7.2 billion US cup and lid industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., drinking cups, packaging cups, portion cups, food cups, drinking cup lids, flexible lids) and market (e.g., foodservice, food and beverage packaging, retail).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Dart Container, Reynolds Group and Georgia-Pacific.