Retail-Ready Packaging: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US retail-ready packaging demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: corrugated boxes, corrugated displays, folding cartons, reusable plastic containers, and pad and shrink film packaging. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: food, nonfood, and beverages.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008, 2013, and 2018.

Excluded from this report are: case-ready meat packaging; corrugated displays requiring more than minimal assembly or initial stocking; displays made from material other than corrugated board; folding cartons for multipacks or otherwise used as primary packaging; packaging and transportation services, such as pallet tracking; pallets; permanent retail displays; previously purchased reusable plastic containers; regular slotted containers that are cut open with sloped side panels; shrink film overwraps for multipacks that customers take home; and transport containers such as milk crates and bakery trays.

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:
322130 Paperboard Mills
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing
322212 Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing
322213 Setup Paperboard Box Manufacturing
326111 Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing

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