Rigid & Flexible Food Containers: United States

This report forecasts US rigid and flexible food container demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: pouches and bags, paperboard, plastic, metal, and glass. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grain products, meat and related products, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, food production trends, environmental and regulatory factors, and international activity and foreign trade. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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