Price increases led to a massive spike in value demand in 2021 that was boosted by a return to growth in pipe usage.

Home improvement activity is an important aspect of the construction and building supplies industry, so an investigation into consumer trends can give insight to marketing and product development opportunities.

The market for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) is expected to contract quickly after peaking as early as 2022.

Western Europe already had the world’s highest penetration of HEVs in 2021, according to the Freedonia Group, and the region is expected to account for an increased share of demand by 2026.

Packaging sustainability has been most pronounced in the food, beverage, and consumer markets, with major packaging firms as well as end users.

The Freedonia Group forecasts demand for indoor air filtration equipment – including central systems, local units, and replacement filters – to grow 2.0% per year through 2025 to $1.8 billion.

In 2020 and 2021, local or portable air filtration systems saw stronger demand gains than central systems in every market.

Our market research firm finds that the increase in yogurt consumption during the pandemic promoted demand for yogurt packaging such as single-serve cups, pouches, and bottles, and particularly larger bulk-volume tubs and pouches.

Growth in demand for yogurt pouches to continue to outpace that of other yogurt packaging formats, boosted by a healthy increase in sales of squeezable yogurt products.

Demand for foamed plastic insulation used in appliance manufacturing will be strong through 2025, as pent up demand in the early part of the forecast period is released.