Meat Packaging: United States

This report forecasts US meat packaging demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: rigid packaging, flexible packaging, and packaging accessories. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: fresh and frozen, processed, and ready-to-eat.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2006 to 2016; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2011 and 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, regulatory and environmental factors, and technology. 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 profiles the leading firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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