by Corinne Gangloff
September 9, 2020
US demand for egg cartons is forecast to increase 3.6% per year to $612 million (equivalent to 4.7 billion units) in 2024, according to a new Freedonia Group analysis. Sales growth will be driven by:
Demand for eggs as well as cartons spiked amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as homebound consumers turned to baking to quell boredom and generally began cooking more at home due to voluntary or state-mandated restrictions on public activities such as going out to eat:
Nonetheless, tightness in egg carton supplies has begun to ease as fears of egg shortages have relaxed and as panic buying by consumers has tapered off. Additionally, the FDA temporarily relaxed a number of regulations to support supply levels, including certain packaging and labeling requirements. Demand for eggs and egg cartons is expected to return to a more stable pattern over the long term.
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Egg Cartons is now available from The Freedonia Group. This study analyzes the US market for egg cartons by material (expanded polystyrene foam, molded pulp, rigid plastic). Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are presented for egg cartons in current US dollars (including inflation) and in units.
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