Global Bulk Packaging

This report forecasts to 2026 global demand for bulk packaging by product, market, and major world region in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Product segments include: shipping sacks; drums; film wrap; intermediate bulk containers (IBCs); bulk pails; and other products such as material handling containers, bulk boxes, and strapping. Reported markets encompass: chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; durable goods; and other markets such as agricultural products, plastic and rubber products, and petroleum products. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.

To illustrate historical trends, world, product, market, and regional demand (including product and market segments) are provided for 2011, 2016, and 2021.

Excluded from the scope of this report are: nonpackaging applications for textile sacks, such as money bags and sand bags for flood control; pallets and wood containers such as crates; corrugated and solid fiberboard containers other than bulk boxes and corrugated rigid intermediate bulk containers; tanker trucks and metal tanks for liquids; cans, bottles, jars, and tubs used for the retail packaging of large sizes of foods and other consumer goods; and large retail packaging for consumer goods such as lawn care products and pet food.

For any given historical year, US dollar amounts are obtained from values expressed in the applicable local currency. These local currency values are converted to US dollars at the average annual exchange rate for that year. For forecast years, the US dollar amounts assume the same annual exchange rate as that prevailing in 2021.

Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
314910 Textile Bag and Canvas Mills
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing
322219 Other Paperboard Container Manufacturing
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
332439 Other Metal Container Manufacturing

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