US food container demand will reach $25 billion in 2013. Unit expansion will be aided by the growing popularity of single-serving packaging in a widening range of applications. Plastic containers, and bags and pouches will see the fastest growth, often supplanting paperboard, metal and glass containers.
This study analyzes the $22 billion US rigid and flexible food container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by type (e.g., bags and pouches, rigid containers by material) and market (e.g., fruits and vegetables, grain mill products, baked goods, meat products, sauces and condiments, snack foods, candy and confections).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 18 industry competitors, including Silgan, Graphic Packaging and Bemis.