The global food and beverage plastic packaging industry is expected to reach $149.8 billion by 2018 according to a study by Research and Markets. Increase in working population in developing countries and rapid growth of emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil positively influenced the plastic packaging of foods and beverages. Growing population, favourable demographics, and urbanisation in developing countries play essential roles in driving the industry.
According to the report, global inflation had an adverse effect on the global food and retail industries. Strict environmental regulations and economic weaknesses are expected to pose major challenges for the industry.
The market report highlights industry size estimates in terms of (US $) by regions, global food and beverage plastic packaging industry annual trend (2007-2012) and forecast (2013-2018) analysis, Porter’s Five Force analysis, new product launch and merger and acquisition activity in global food and beverage plastic packaging industry, quarterly demand trend (Q1 2011-Q4 2012) and forecast analysis (Q1 2013-Q4 2014) for global food and beverage plastic packaging industry, gross and net profit trends analysis in the global food and beverage plastic packaging industry, and cost structure trend in the global as well as regional food and beverage plastic packaging industry.
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