PCI’s report, “Emerging Flexible Packaging Markets to 2016,” is an in-depth, 200-page analysis providing converters, investors and purchasers with insight into these increasingly important flexible packaging markets.
One of the key findings is that although a number of these emerging markets have been affected by the global economic downturn, they have weathered the crisis well, with demand growth averaging almost 11% per annum since 2006, led by countries including India, Indonesia, Brazil and Russia.
In general, almost all of these emerging markets have illustrated strong growth over the past five years, with only three of the 13 posting overall growth of less than 30% between 2006 and 2011.
According to the report, India accounts for approximately 27% of total emerging market flexible packaging production, while Indonesia, Brazil and Russia also are significant production centers.
All told, eight of the 13 emerging markets are expected to be producing more than US$1 billion worth of flexible packaging by 2016.
The report identifies the major driving forces in flexible packaging demand within these emerging markets, including strong GDP growth, high population growth, liberalization in a number of markets, continued urbanization and the development of mass retailing.
Significant opportunities exist in build converter expertise in the faster growing added-value sectors of the emerging market’s flexible packaging industry, with these materials currently being largely supplied by imported volumes. Increasing usage of flexible packaging and subsequent investment in converting capacity in many markets will expand the size of the emerging markets by at least 50% by 2016.
In addition, changing consumer lifestyles and increasing disposable incomes have encouraged the development of new convenient packaged food and non-food products. PCI’s new study includes statistics on national production, trade and consumption; profiles of more than 150 converters, and extensive information on end-use markets. There is detailed data that illustrates market forecasts up to 2016, providing a complete ‘market map’ of these markets.
“Strong and sustained growth over the next few years will see these 13 markets offering many investment opportunities for all those involved across the flexible packaging supply chain,” said study author Steve Hillam.“This is particularly the case in terms of building converter expertise in the faster growing added-value sectors, such as high barrier films and retort pouches.”
PCI Films Consulting’s Emerging Flexible Packaging Markets Report is an invaluable tool to inform business planning, investment and future development. Based on original field research conducted through the first half of 2012, it is the most up-to-date and comprehensive report available in these emerging packaging markets.
This 200+ page report updates historical data and provides comprehensive market analysis and statistics for 2011, forecasts through to 2016 and includes more than 60 charts and tables.
The report is available from PCI Films Consulting Limited, specialists in the films and flexible packaging market for more than 15 years, at €3500.
For more information contact: Lois Brooks, PCI Films Consulting Ltd Seatons Business Centre, High Street, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, NN6 8PU, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 1604 749001; fax: +44 (0) 1604 749019; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the web: www.pcifilms.com.