World bulk packaging demand will rise 5.8 percent yearly through 2015. Advances will be driven by growth in manufacturing activity, especially in key end-use industries such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages. China and the US -- the two largest markets -- will account for nearly half of all value gains.
This study analyzes the $42.3 billion world rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type (e.g., shipping sacks, film wrap, drums, pails), material (e.g., plastic, paper and paperboard, steel), market (e.g., nondurable goods, durable goods), world region and for 18 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 industry players, including Greif, Illinois Tool Works and MAUSER.