Cups & Lids: United States

This report forecasts US cup and lid demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level as well as in units to 2020. Total demand in both dollars and units is segmented by product in terms of: drinking cups, packaging cups, food cups, other cups, and lids. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by market as follows: foodservice, food and beverage packaging, and retail and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars and units is provided in 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, packaging shipments, raw material demand, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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