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This report forecasts US rigid intermediate bulk container (RIBC) demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level to 2018. RIBC shipments are also forecasted in units to 2018. Total shipments in dollars are segmented by RIBC product in terms of plastic body, metal body, and other products. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by market as follows: chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, petroleum and lubricants, hazardous waste, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; total shipments in both dollars and units, and the various demand and shipments segments in dollars are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on environmental and regulatory factors, and trends in competitive bulk packaging.
An Industry Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading companies competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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