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FPA publishes 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

August 22, 2014

The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report gives industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. This definitive source of data and information also examines several other aspects of the U.S. flexible packaging industry including:

  • Materials and processes (printing, expected material usage)
  • End uses (end-use segments, including food and nonfood)
  • Structure and consolidation (merger and acquisition activity)
  • Imports and exports
  • Industry issues, challenges and vision

Data in the report is gathered through several industry sources, including FPA members, the State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Survey, the FPA nonmembers Industry-Wide Converter Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Annual Survey of Manufacturers and the FPA long-term historical model of flexible packaging industry growth.

In 2013, the U.S. flexible packaging industry grew 2.8%, to $27.2 billion in annual sales. The 2014 forecasted growth is 3.8%, to $28.2 billion. The flexible packaging industry continues as one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.

The 2014 FPA State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Report is a benefit of FPA membership and is available in the Members Only section of

A printed copy of the report is available to nonmembers for $3,500. For more information, visit or contact Bob Zaborowski, director, business and economic research,, 410-694-0800.

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