US food container demand will reach $23.5 billion in 2011. Growth trends include heightened demand for more convenient foods and a shift toward value-added packaging. Plastic containers and bags and pouches will log the fastest growth. Meat and dairy products and frozen specialties will lead gains by market.
This study analyzes the 263 billion unit US food container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by product (e.g.| bags and pouches| paperboard| plastic| metal| glass)| and market (e.g.| grain mill products| fruits and vegetables| dairy products| baked goods| meat and related products| sauces and condiments| snack foods| candy and confections| frozen specialties).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share| and profiles 39 major players including Silgan| Altivity Packaging| Bemis| Alcan| Ball and Graphic Packaging.