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World Bulk Packaging Market

  • January 2015
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World demand to approach $60 billion in 2018

World demand for bulk packaging will approach $60 billion in 2018. Following a slowdown in manufacturing activity that included declines in many major markets (including Western Europe and Japan), accelerating growth in manufacturing output worldwide will boost the requirements for both rigid and flexible bulk packaging.
Flexible packaging growth led by film wrap, FIBCs Flexible bulk packaging is projected to register somewhat faster growth than its rigid counterparts through 2018. Gains will be led by film wrap and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), while shipping sacks -- the largest type of flexible bulk packaging -- will post slower gains. Film wrap will benefit from growing use to secure palletized products, and from increased use in such environments as warehouse-style retailers that sell more items in bulk or multipacks. FIBCs will continue to increase market share at the expense of shipping sacks, bulk boxes, and other competitive formats due to the ease of reuse in closedloop supply systems, their compatibility with numerous transportation systems, and their favorable package-to-product weight ratio. Although FIBCs are typically more expensive on a unit basis, they can reduce overall shipping costs.

Rigid packaging to see shift away from traditional types

Historically, drums and pails have been the prevalent rigid bulk packaging formats. While both of these categories will post improved performances, a number of other product types -- such as rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) and material handling containers -- are expected to register faster advances. Gains for these containers will be driven by cost benefits over smaller or single-trip containers arising from factors such as greater reusability, and storage and handling efficiency. Demand for RIBCs and material handling containers will also be boosted by greater emphasis among users of these containers on sustainability and closed-loop supply chains.
Drums, the largest rigid bulk packaging product type in value terms in 2013, will show growth but at a rate more slow than the overall average due to losses to alternative formats, especially those with larger capacities. Plastic drums will post the best gains among drums based on cost and performance advantages over fibre and steel drums. However, advances for plastic drums will still be held back by competition from RIBCs and the established position of steel and fibre drums in certain applications.

Asia/Pacific market to be largest, fastest growing

Growth for bulk packaging in China is beginning to decelerate as economic growth there slows from the robust advances of the last few decades. Even so, China and several of the region’s other developing economies -- such as India and Indonesia -- will be among the fastest-growing national markets. These developing markets will continue to rely mainly on shipping sacks, drums, and other lower-cost products. FIBCs and other higher-value products will experience rapid gains, but will continue to account for a smaller share of the product mix than they do in more developed markets. North America and Western Europe, the other large regional markets, are more mature and, as a result, will experience more modest growth. However, for both regions, this growth will represent a substantial recovery from the sluggish 2008-2013 period.

Study coverage

This upcoming study, World Bulk Packaging, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product, material, market, region, and for 18 countries worldwide. In addition, the study details market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles global industry players.

Table Of Contents

World Bulk Packaging Market
INTRODUCTION xii
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
Macroeconomic Outlook 6
World Demographic Outlook 9
World Population Outlook 10
World Urban Population Outlook 12
World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product 14
World Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends 16
World Manufacturing Outlook 19
World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook 22
World Food and Beverage Manufacturing Outlook 24
World Packaging Outlook 27
World Plastic Resin Outlook 31
World Paper and Paperboard Outlook 34
Pricing Trends 37
Environmental and Regulatory Overview 40
III. OVERVIEW 45
Regional Overview 45
Product Overview 47
Flexible Bulk Packaging 50
Shipping Sacks 51
Film Wrap 54
Other Flexible Bulk Packaging 57
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers 59
Strapping 60
Drum, Bin, and Box Liners 62
Roll Wrap and All Other Flexible Bulk Packaging 63
Rigid Bulk Packaging 64
Drums 65
Pails 68
Other Rigid Bulk Packaging 71
Bulk Boxes 72
Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers 74
Material Handling Containers 76
Material Overview 78
Plastic 80
Paper and Paperboard 81
Steel 83
Other Materials 84
Market Overview 85
Nondurable Goods 87
Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals 88
Food and Beverages 91
Other Nondurable Goods 93
Durable Goods 98
Other Markets 102
World Trade Overview 104
IV. NORTH AMERICA 107
General 107
Bulk Packaging Types 109
Bulk Packaging Markets 111
United States 112
Canada 119
Mexico 125
V. WESTERN EUROPE 132
General 132
Bulk Packaging Types 134
Bulk Packaging Markets 137
France 138
Germany 144
Italy 150
Netherlands 155
Spain 160
United Kingdom 166
Other Western Europe 172
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 180
General 180
Bulk Packaging Types 182
Bulk Packaging Markets 185
Australia 187
China 194
India 201
Indonesia 207
Japan 213
South Korea 219
Taiwan 226
Other Asia/Pacific 233
VII. OTHER REGIONS 240
Central and South America 240
General 240
Bulk Packaging Types 242
Bulk Packaging Markets 244
Brazil 245
Other Central and South America 251
Eastern Europe 257
General 257
Bulk Packaging Types 259
Bulk Packaging Markets 261
Russia 262
Other Eastern Europe 269
Africa/Mideast 275
General 275
Bulk Packaging Types 277
Bulk Packaging Markets 279
Suppliers 281
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 283
General 283
Market Share 286
Industry Restructuring 290
Competitive Strategies 295
Manufacturing 297
Marketing and Distribution 299
Cooperative Agreements 302
Company Profiles 306
Aargus Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group
AEP Industries Incorporated 307
Amcor Limited 309
Armando Alvarez Group 311
AUER Packaging GmbH 315
Bemis Company Incorporated 316
Berry Plastics Group Incorporated 319
Brambles Limited 322
BWAY Corporation 323
California Fiber Drum, see MAUSER
Cedex PlasticsL, see Coveris Holdings
Cesur Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret AS 327
CHEP Pallecon Solutions, see Brambles
Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group
Coveris Holdings SA 328
Exopack Holding Sarl, see Coveris Holdings
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Fustiplast, see Greif
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Gerrard-Ovalstrapping, see Samuel, Son and Company
Goodpack Limited 331
Graphic Packaging Holding Company 332
Greif Incorporated 334
Hood Companies 341
International Paper Company 343
Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated 347
IPL Incorporated 349
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Klabin SA 351
Koch Industries Incorporated 352
Kohsei Company Limited 354
Letica Corporation 355
LINPAC Packaging Filmco, see Berry Plastics
LINPAC Packaging Limited 356
Macresac, see Armando Alvarez Group
MAUSER AG 358
Menasha Corporation 364
Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mondi Group 368
Nampak Limited 372
National Container Group, see MAUSER
Nordenia International, see Mondi Group
Omega Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
ORBIS, see Menasha
Orora Limited 374
Performance Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Plásticos Españoles, see Armando Alvarez Group
Plásticos Vanguardia, see Armando Alvarez Group
Poly Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
Promens hf 377
Qingdao LAF Packaging Company Limited 379
Republic Bag, see Sigma Plastics Group
Reyde, see Armando Alvarez Group
Reyenvas, see Armando Alvarez Group
Ropak Packaging, see BWAY
Samuel, Son and Company Limited 380
Santa Fe Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
SCHÄFER WERKE GmbH 382
Schoeller Allibert Limited 384
Scholle Corporation 387
SCHÃœTZ GmbH and Company KGaA 389
Sealed Air Corporation 393
Shanghai Kingtainer Packaging Container Company
Limited 394
Sigma Plastics Group 395
Signode Industrial Group LLC 399
Silvalac, see Armando Alvarez Group
Taihua Plastic Products Company Limited 402
Taiyo Kogyo Corporation 403
Temple-Inland, see International Paper
Tri-Wall Limited 404
Walki Group Oy 406
Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study 409

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Urban Population by Region 14
4 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region 16
5 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region 19
6 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 22
7 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 24
8 World Food and Beverage Manufacturing Value Added
by Region 27
9 World Packaging Demand by Region 31
10 World Plastic Resin Demand by Region 34
11 World Paper and Paperboard Demand by Region 37
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Region 46
2 World Bulk Packaging by Type 49
3 World Flexible Packaging Demand by Region 51
4 World Shipping Sack Demand by Region and Type 54
5 World Film Wrap Demand by Region and Type 57
6 Other Flexible Packaging Demand by Region and Type 58
7 World Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Region 65
8 World Drum Demand by Region and Type 68
9 World Pail Demand by Region and Type 70
10 Other World Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Region
and Type 72
11 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Material 79
12 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 86
13 World Nondurable Goods Market for Bulk Packaging
by Region and Segment 88
14 World Chemical and Pharmaceutical Market for Bulk Packaging
by Region 91
15 World Food and Beverage Market for Bulk Packaging
by Region 93
16 Other Nondurable Goods Markets for Bulk Packaging
by Region and Segment 97
17 World Durable Goods Markets for Bulk Packaging
by Region and Segment 101
18 Other Markets for Bulk Packaging by Region 104
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 108
2 North America: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 110
3 North America: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 112
4 United States: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 114
5 United States: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 116
6 United States: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 117
7 Canada: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 121
8 Canada: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 122
9 Canada: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 123
10 Mexico: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 127
11 Mexico: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 129
12 Mexico: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 130
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 134
2 Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 136
3 Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 138
4 France: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 140
5 France: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 141
6 France: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 143
7 Germany: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 145
8 Germany: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 147
9 Germany: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 148
10 Italy: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 151
11 Italy: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 153
12 Italy: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 154
13 Netherlands: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 157
14 Netherlands: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 158
15 Netherlands: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 159
16 Spain: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 162
17 Spain: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 163
18 Spain: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 165
19 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 168
20 United Kingdom: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 169
21 United Kingdom: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 170
22 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 174
23 Other Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 176
24 Other Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 177
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 182
2 Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 184
3 Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 187
4 Australia: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 189
5 Australia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 191
6 Australia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 192
7 China: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 196
8 China: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 198
9 China: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 200
10 India: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 203
11 India: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 205
12 India: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 206
13 Indonesia: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 209
14 Indonesia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 210
15 Indonesia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 212
16 Japan: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 215
17 Japan: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 217
18 Japan: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 218
19 South Korea: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 221
20 South Korea: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 223
21 South Korea: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 225
22 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 228
23 Taiwan: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 230
24 Taiwan: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 232
25 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 234
26 Other Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 236
27 Other Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 237
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Key Indicators for
Bulk Packaging 242
2 Central and South America: Bulk Packaging Demand
by Type 244
3 Central and South America: Bulk Packaging Demand
by Market 245
4 Brazil: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 247
5 Brazil: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 249
6 Brazil: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 250
7 Other Central and South America: Key Indicators for
Bulk Packaging 253
8 Other Central and South America: Bulk Packaging Demand
by Type 255
9 Other Central and South America: Bulk Packaging Demand
by Market 256
10 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 259
11 Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 261
12 Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 262
13 Russia: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 264
14 Russia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 266
15 Russia: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 268
16 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 270
17 Other Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 272
18 Other Eastern Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 274
19 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Bulk Packaging 277
20 Africa/Mideast: Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 279
21 Africa/Mideast: Bulk Packaging Demand by Market 280
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Bulk Packaging Sales by Company, 2013 285
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 291
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 303

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Region, 2013 47
2 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Type, 2013 50
3 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Material, 2013 80
4 World Bulk Packaging Demand by Market, 2013 86
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Bulk Packaging Demand by Country, 2013 111
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Bulk Packaging Demand by Country, 2013 137
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Bulk Packaging Demand by Country, 2013 185
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Bulk Packaging Market Share, 2013 287

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