Global packaging growth is shaped by variation in pack sizes

30 June 2016

Research by Euromonitor affirms a widespread solid performance for packaging in 2015, as global retail unit volume demand rose 2.2% to reach 3.35 trillion packs.
The food industry remains the largest end user and a key driving force behind total packaging growth, recording a further 2.6% increase in its need for packaging materials in 2015. The importance of the plastics industry continues to strengthen through the performances of flexible plastic and the PET bottles. Flexible plastic consolidated its position as the most important pack type, at 988 billion units in 2015, with consumption set to exceed one trillion packs in 2016 (News Item Euromonitor, 20 June 2016).
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