Cups & Lids: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 US cup and lid demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: drinking cups; packaging and other cups, such as portion cups; and lids. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: foodservice; food and beverage packaging; and retail and other markets, such as consumer products, nonfood packaging, and healthcare.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007, 2012, and 2017.

Packaging cups are defined as small plastic or paper containers (holding approximately 250 milliliters or less) that can be easily held in one’s hand and typically contain a single serving of product. Food cups include disposable cups with shorter walls than drinking cups, in sizes of approximately 350 milliliters or less, for such applications as holding ice cream, side dishes, soup, and chili. Excluded are reusable drinking cups and packaging tubs containing more than one serving.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

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