Beverage Containers

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Unit gains will be driven by ongoing consumer preference for single-serving containers, increasing interest in alternatives to carbonated soft drinks, and a proliferation of new beverage products.

US demand to rise 1.7% annually through 2017

US demand for beverage containers is expected to increase 1.7 percent annually through 2017 to 265 billion units, valued at $29.1 billion. Unit gains will be driven by ongoing consumer preference for single-serving containers in many markets, increasing interest in alternatives to carbonated soft drinks, and a proliferation of new product introductions accompanied by aggressive marketing campaigns. In addition, favorable demographic trends, such as healthy gains in millennials and in the older population, will bolster demand for certain beverages (e.g., wine) and related containers.

Plastic containers to remain largest, fastest-growing product segment

Plastic containers will remain both the largest and fastest growing segment, with gains supported by good prospects for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers in the ready-to-drink (RTD) tea, sports drinks, and other noncarbonated RTD beverage markets. Plastic containers will also benefit from solid growth in the bottled water market, although increasing maturity and environmental concerns related to the volume of PET bottles in landfills will hold back growth. In general, demand for plastic beverage containers will be aided by their light weight, resealability, shatter resistance, and portability, attributes that have made plastic containers appealing for on-the-go consumption.

Metal beverage containers, the second largest beverage container type in unit terms, will register slow growth through 2017 as a result of declining soft drink production and meager increases in beer production. However, gains will be helped by robust expansion of the energy and specialty drink market and product innovations such as vented and shaped cans. In addition, inroads by cans in the craft beer market will support demand, as will healthy increases for aluminum bottles, which continue to benefit from their upscale appearance and ability to provide product differentiation in markets such as beer.

Glass beverage container demand is forecast to post modest gains, supported by the entrenched position of bottles in wine packaging and solid growth in RTD tea. Demographic trends, particularly above average growth in millennials and the baby boomer population (key consumers of wine), will also bolster glass container demand despite increased competition from other container types. Paperboard container demand will decline as a result of further supplantation of gabletop cartons by plastic bottles, especially in the milk and fruit beverage markets. However, good prospects are anticipated for paperboard containers in markets such as soymilks and other nondairy milk alternatives, wine, and sports beverages.

Study Focus

This study analyzes the 244 billion unit US beverage container industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (e.g., plastic resins, metal containers, glass bottles, paperboard containers) and market (e.g., carbonated soft drinks, bottle water, milk, fruit beverages, sports beverages, ready-to-drink tea, beer, wine, distilled spirits).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry participants, including Ball, Rexam and Owens-Illinois.

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  1. Beverage Containers

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $144.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $113.00

      1. Table | BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,874.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $185.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $193.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $120.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Beverage Industry Overview

        $128.00

        1. Table | PACKAGED BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (million gallons)

      6. 3.6 Packaging Trends

        $105.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Vending Trends

        $134.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE VENDING DEMAND (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $103.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE CONTAINER MARKET, 2002-2012

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $103.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE CONTAINER PRICING (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $378.00

        1. 3.10.1 Recycling Trends

          $184.00

          1. Table | CONTAINER RECYCLING RATES (percent)

        2. 3.10.2 Regulatory Considerations

          $100.00

      11. 3.11 Technological Overview

        $179.00

      12. 3.12 World Markets

        $120.00

      13. 3.13 International Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $3,872.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (billion units)

      2. 4.2 Nonalcoholic Beverages

        $2,537.00

        1. Table | NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE (million gallons)

        2. 4.2.1 Carbonated Soft Drinks

          $321.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED CARBONATED SOFT DRINK PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        3. 4.2.2 Bottled Water

          $379.00

          1. Table | NONBULK PACKAGED WATER PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | BOTTLED WATER CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        4. 4.2.3 Milk

          $406.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED MILK PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | MILK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        5. 4.2.4 Fruit Beverages

          $490.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED FRUIT BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        6. 4.2.5 Sports Beverages

          $179.00

          1. Table | SPORTS BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | SPORTS BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        7. 4.2.6 Ready-to-Drink Tea

          $259.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK TEA PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK TEA CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units

        8. 4.2.7 Other Nonalcoholic Ready-to-Drink Beverages

          $412.00

          1. Table | OTHER PACKAGED READY-TO-DRINK BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | OTHER READY-TO-DRINK BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

      3. 4.3 Alcoholic Beverages

        $1,273.00

        1. Table | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BY TYPE (million gallons)

        2. 4.3.1 Beer

          $447.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED BEER PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | BEER CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        3. 4.3.2 Wine

          $499.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED WINE PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | WINE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

        4. 4.3.3 Distilled Spirits

          $223.00

          1. Table | PACKAGED DISTILLED SPIRITS PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL (million gallons)

          2. Table | DISTILLED SPIRITS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million units)

    5. 5 CONTAINER OVERVIEW

      $167.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Container Demand

        $140.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL

    6. 6 PLASTIC CONTAINERS

      $1,775.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Types

        $265.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 6.2.1 Bottles

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Pouches & Other

          $180.00

      3. 6.3 Resins

        $293.00

        1. Table | RESIN USE IN PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINERS (million pounds)

        2. 6.3.1 PET

          $117.00

        3. 6.3.2 HDPE & Other

          $85.00

      4. 6.4 Markets

        $1,197.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (billion units)

        2. 6.4.1 Water

          $165.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC WATER CONTAINER DEMAND

        3. 6.4.2 Carbonated Soft Drinks

          $102.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND

        4. 6.4.3 Fruit Beverages

          $198.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

        5. 6.4.4 Milk

          $165.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC MILK CONTAINER DEMAND

        6. 6.4.5 Other

          $479.00

          1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

    7. 7 METAL CONTAINERS

      $1,029.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $113.00

        1. Table | METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Materials

        $302.00

        1. Table | METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (billion units)

        2. 7.2.1 Aluminum

          $206.00

        3. 7.2.2 Steel

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Markets

        $575.00

        1. Table | METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

        2. 7.3.1 Carbonated Soft Drinks

          $99.00

          1. Table | METAL CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CONTAINER DEMAND

        3. 7.3.2 Beer

          $136.00

          1. Table | METAL BEER CONTAINER DEMAND

        4. 7.3.3 Other

          $311.00

          1. Table | OTHER METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

      4. 7.4 Merchant Versus Captive Production

        $82.00

    8. 8 GLASS BOTTLES

      $749.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $120.00

      2. 8.2 Markets

        $628.00

        1. Table | GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

        2. 8.2.1 Beer

          $122.00

          1. Table | GLASS BEER BOTTLE DEMAND

        3. 8.2.2 Wine

          $113.00

          1. Table | GLASS WINE BOTTLE DEMAND

        4. 8.2.3 Other

          $326.00

          1. Table | OTHER GLASS BEVERAGE BOTTLE DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

    9. 9 PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS

      $583.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Types

        $120.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (billion units)

      3. 9.3 Markets

        $380.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (billion units)

        2. 9.3.1 Milk

          $90.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD MILK CONTAINER DEMAND

        3. 9.3.2 Fruit Beverages

          $91.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

        4. 9.3.3 Other

          $170.00

          1. Table | OTHER PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $3,991.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition & Market Share

        $209.00

        1. Table | US BEVERAGE CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

        2. 10.2.1 Plastic

          $82.00

        3. 10.2.2 Metal

          $82.00

        4. 10.2.3 Glass

          $82.00

        5. 10.2.4 Paperboard

          $82.00

      3. 10.3 Market Leaders & Competitive Strategies

        $366.00

      4. 10.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $101.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 10.5 Manufacturing & Development

        $156.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $144.00

      7. 10.7 Integration

        $106.00

      8. 10.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $105.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $2,692.00

        1. 10.9.1 Alcoa Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 10.9.2 Amcor Limited

          $115.00

        3. 10.9.3 Ampac Holdings LLC

          $82.00

        4. 10.9.4 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV

          $109.00

        5. 10.9.5 Ardagh Group SA

          $137.00

        6. 10.9.6 Ball Corporation

          $143.00

        7. 10.9.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 10.9.8 CCL Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 10.9.9 CKS Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 10.9.10 The Coca-Cola Company Incorporated

          $144.00

        11. 10.9.11 Consolidated Container Company LLC

          $82.00

        12. 10.9.12 Constar International LLC

          $100.00

        13. 10.9.13 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $86.00

        14. 10.9.14 Dean Foods Company

          $82.00

        15. 10.9.15 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $82.00

        16. 10.9.16 Exal Group

          $82.00

        17. 10.9.17 Gallo (E&J) Winery

          $82.00

        18. 10.9.18 Hindalco Industries Limited

          $82.00

        19. 10.9.19 Kraft Foods Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 10.9.20 Liqui-Box Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 10.9.21 Molson Coors Brewing Company

          $82.00

        22. 10.9.22 Nestlé SA

          $127.00

        23. 10.9.23 Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated

          $109.00

        24. 10.9.24 PepsiCo Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 10.9.25 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 10.9.26 Pretium Packaging LLC

          $82.00

        27. 10.9.27 Rexam plc

          $84.00

        28. 10.9.28 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $212.00

        29. 10.9.29 Saint-Gobain

          $97.00

        30. 10.9.30 Scholle Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 10.9.31 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 10.9.32 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        33. 10.9.33 Tetra Laval International SA

          $82.00

        34. 10.9.34 Vitro SAB de CV

          $82.00

      10. 10.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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