Packaging: United States

This report forecasts to 2021 and 2025 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 chemicals, building construction, and consumer household goods. Total shipments are segmented by material as follows: paper; plastic; metal; and glass and other materials.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and net imports are provided in annual series from 2010 to 2020.

Both primary packaging (i.e., packaging used to directly contain a product) and secondary packaging (packaging used to transport items wrapped in primary packaging) are included in the scope of this report. Protective packaging, used to cushion and stabilize items during transit, is also included. Re-exports of packaging are excluded from demand and net imports figures.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. 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:
322130 Paperboard Mills
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing
322220 Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
326160 Plastics Bottle Manufacturing
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
327213 Glass Container Manufacturing
331315 Aluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil Manufacturing
332431 Metal Can Manufacturing

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