Over the past 10 years, the U.S. flexible packaging industry has grown from $19.5-$25.4 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7% per year. The flexible segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the U.S. packaging industry. The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2012 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry report is now available, providing details on converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year.

The report also examines:

  • Materials and processes (printing, expected material usage)
  • End-uses (end-use forecast, U.S. Census Bureau retail segments data - 2010)
  • Structure and consolidation - Imports and exports (trade outlook)
  • Industry vision, challenges and trends

Based in Linthicum, Md., the association gathers the information from several industry sources, including a member survey, a nonmember industrywide converter survey, the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Annual Survey of Manufacturers, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Commerce, industry analysts and investment banking reports. A benefit of FPA membership, the report is available to nonmembers for $3,500.

More information is available at www.flexpack.org from Bob Zaborowski, director, business and economic research, at bzaborowski@flexpack.org or from Lauren Kinard, FPA communications manager, at lkinard@flexpack.org, 410-694-0800.