Beverage Containers: United States

This report forecasts US beverage container demand in units to 2019. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of plastic, metal, glass, and paperboard. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, fruit beverages, milk, other nonalcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, and trends in environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute materials when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material 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 US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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