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Summary
Even though packaging organizations are concerned about market uncertainty and responding to pricing pressure, focus will increase on expansion in current markets and new product development during H1 2015 (July 2015-December 2015). Procurement activities will increase on IT services and capital equipment purchases amidst expectation of surge in supplier prices over the next months. Capital expenditure will be higher on new product development and machinery and equipment purchase despite of increase in mergers and acquisitions over the next six months. Focus will be on emerging markets such as China, Brazil, India and developed markets such as Germany, the US and the UK that are expected to present significant growth opportunities for packaging industry over the next six months.

Key Findings
- Expansion in current markets, new product development, and improving operational efficiency are key priorities for packaging organizations in H1 2015 (July-December 2015)

- Germany, the US, and the UK will present significant growth prospects during the next six months

- Market uncertainty and responding to pricing pressure are major concerns for packaging organizations

- Procurement activities for IT services and capital equipment purchases are anticipated to increase during July-December 2015

- Overall, 17% of executives anticipate their global procurement budget to range between US$500,000 and US$5 million over the next six months

- The highest percentage of executives anticipate supplier prices to increase over the next months

Synopsis
Canadean's Packaging Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey H1 2015 report examines executives' opinion on business outlook and procurement activities over July-December 2015. It also highlights key business priorities, supplier price variations, changes in capital expenditure, and organizations perspective on e-procurement. Additionally, it provides information categorized by region and company type.

What else does this report offer?

- Key business priorities: examines packaging organizations' important priorities for July-December 2015

- Emerging and developed markets: provides information about key emerging and developed markets, which will offer the most growth over H1 2015

- Change in MandA activity: analyzes packaging industry executives' opinion on changes in merger and acquisition activity globally

- Business concerns: identifies major business concerns that are likely to impact manufacturers and suppliers

- Change in capital expenditure: tracks the expected change in capital expenditure both globally and regionally

- Change in procurement activities: evaluates how procurement activities will change in the packaging industry over the next six months

- Procurement budget outlook: projects procurement budget allocation along with changes in procurement objectives over July-December 2015

- Supplier prices outlook: determines the expected change in supplier prices over July-December 2015

- E-procurement: identifies executives' perspective towards e-procurement implementation and deployment within the packaging industry

Reasons To Buy
- Packaging companies can realign business strategies by knowing the business priorities indicated in the report

- Organizations can develop or adjust business expansion plans by knowing the significant growth offering emerging and developed markets highlighted in the report

- Helps organizations to adjust procurement budget by providing information about procurement budget projections anticipated by executives for July-December 2015

- Organizations can implement effective price management by viewing supplier price variations highlighted for H1 2015

Table Of Contents

Packaging Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey H1 2015
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 Definitions
1.2 Methodology and sample size
1.3 Respondent profile
2 Global Business Outlook in H1 2015
2.1 Strategic business priorities
2.1.1 The majority of organizations intend to expand in the current market and focus on new product development over the next six months
2.1.2 The highest percentage of executives who operate in Asia-Pacific highlighted expansion in current market as a top priority for the next six months
2.1.3 Large and medium-sized companies are more focused on new product development as compared to small companies
2.2 Emerging markets with significant growth potential
2.2.1 Executives expect China and Brazil to offer the most growth over the next six months
2.2.2 Overall, 80% of respondents with business operations in the Rest of the World anticipate Brazil will offer significant growth during the next six months
2.2.3 Medium-sized companies are more optimistic about growth prospects offered by India over the next six months compared to small companies
2.3 Growth potential for developed markets
2.3.1 Germany and the US will present significant growth prospects during the next six months
2.3.2 Executives who operate in Europe view the US as a more important potential market than respondents with business operations in Asia-Pacific
2.3.3 The highest percentage of respondents from small and medium-sized companies indicate Germany as the top growth offering developed market
2.4 Mergers and acquisition
2.4.1 Overall, 39% of executives expect an increase in mergers and acquisitions over the next six months
2.4.2 Respondents from large companies anticipate more increase in mergers and acquisitions during the next six months compared to medium-sized companies
2.5 Leading business concerns
2.5.1 Market uncertainty and responding to pricing pressure are major worries for organizations during the next six months
2.5.2 The majority of executives who operate in North America anticipate rising competition will emerge as the biggest concern over the next six months
2.5.3 The highest percentage of respondents from large and medium-sized companies are apprehensive about pricing pressures during the next six months
2.6 Capital expenditure projections
2.6.1 Capital expenditure on new product development, and machinery and equipment purchase will increase over the next months
2.6.2 Executives who operate in Europe and Asia-Pacific anticipate the highest increase in capital expenditure on new product development in the next six months
2.6.3 Over three-quarters of respondents from large companies expect more capital expenditure on machinery and equipment purchase
3 Procurement Behaviors and Strategies
3.1 Potential changes in procurement resources and objectives
3.1.1 Organizations intend to reduce internal operating costs and identify low cost supply sources over the next six months
3.1.2 The majority of respondents who operate in Asia-Pacific anticipate organizations will focus on internal operating cost reduction over the coming six months
3.1.3 Overall, 58% of executives from small companies highlight plans to innovate and update inventory management during the next six months
3.2 Procurement activity outlook in key areas
3.2.1 Executives anticipate an increase in procurement activities on IT services and capital equipment purchases over the next six months
3.2.2 The majority of respondents who operate in Asia-Pacific expect an increase in IT services procurement during the next six months
3.2.3 Large and medium-sized companies express more focus on the procurement of capital equipment in the coming six months compared to small companies
3.3 Global procurement budget projections
3.3.1 Overall, 17% of executives anticipate their global procurement budget to range between US$500,000-US$5 million over the next six months
3.3.2 More than one-third of respondents from small companies expect their procurement budget to remain less than US$250,000 during the next six months
3.4 Planned change in procurement expenditure
3.4.1 Procurement expenditure for organizations is expected to increase by an average of 4.4% over the next six months
3.4.2 Overall, 39% of executives from small companies anticipate procurement expenditure will increase by 1% to 9.99% during the next six months
3.5 Supplier prices outlook
3.5.1 The highest percentage of executives anticipate supplier prices to increase over the next months
3.5.2 The majority of respondents who operate in the Rest of the World foresee no change in supplier prices in the coming six months
3.5.3 More small companies expect a surge in supplier prices during the next six months compared to medium-sized companies
3.6 Organizations' viewpoints on E-procurement
3.6.1 Overall, 22% of respondents highlight limited or generalized deployment of e-procurement within their organizations
3.6.2 More than one-quarter of executives who operate in Asia-Pacific indicate limited deployment of e-procurement within their organizations
3.6.3 Large companies are more unaware about the use of e-procurement within their organizations compared to small and medium-sized companies
4 Appendix

List of Figures/b>
Figure 1: Profile of Respondents- By Operational Area, Designation and Turnover
Figure 2: Profile of Respondents - By Region
Figure 3: Global Business Outlook - Key Takeouts
Figure 4: Organizations Top Priorities - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 5: Organizations Top Five Priorities - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 6: Organizations Top Five Priorities - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 7: Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 8: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 9: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 10: Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 11: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 12: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 13: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions, Overall and Regional, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 14: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions, By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 15: Opinion on merger and acquisition activity - in their words
Figure 16: Major Concerns for Organizations - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 17: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 18: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 19: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 20: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 21: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 22: Procurement Activities Outlook- Key Takeouts
Figure 23: Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 24: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 25: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 26: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 27: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 28: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - By Company Types , Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 29: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - Overall and Regional, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 30: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 31: Change in Procurement Expenditure - Overall and Regional, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 32: Change in Procurement Expenditure - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 33: Supplier Prices Expectations - Overall, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 34: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Region, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 35: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Company Types, Jul 2015-Dec 2015
Figure 36: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - Overall
Figure 37: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Region
Figure 38: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Company Types

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