World drug packaging demand will grow 6.3 percent annually through 2013. Developed countries will continue to dominate demand while China, India and Brazil are among the fastest growing. Prefillable inhalers and syringes offer the best growth opportunities, while plastic bottles will remain the largest segment.
This study analyzes the $46 billion world drug packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by raw material and resin, product (e.g., bottles, blister packaging, prefillable syringes, parenteral vials and ampuls, pharmaceutical pouches, prefillable inhalers, medication tubes, closures, labels), world region and for 14 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Rexam, MeadWestvaco and Gerresheimer.