Packaging: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 US packaging demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of: food; beverages; pharmaceuticals; foodservice disposables; and other markets such as automotive chemicals, lawn and garden consumables, and personal care products. Total shipments are segmented by material as follows: paper, plastic, metal, and glass and wood.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Pharmaceutical packaging demand is measured in terms of the value of finished packaging sold by merchant companies and produced or assembled internally by pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packaging firms. Geographic scope of pharmaceutical packaging demand includes Puerto Rico. Most major multinational drug makers operate production facilities and consume a significant volume of packaging in that territory.

This report excludes nonliquid beverages (e.g., powdered and condensed milk), shrinkwrapped food items, tray and film combinations (such as those used in meat packaging), and pallets. Re-exports of packaging are excluded from demand and trade figures.

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.

Related NAICS Codes:
321920 Wood Container and Pallet Mfg
322130 Paperboard Mills
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Mfg
322221 Coated and Laminated Packaging Paper Mfg
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Mfg
326199 All Other Plastics Product Mfg
327213 Glass Container Mfg
331315 Aluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil Mfg
332431 Metal Can Mfg

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