Global food and beverage plastic packaging industry expected to reach US$149.8B by 2018, as increase in working population in developing countries, growth of economies such as India, China, and Brazil positively influence the industry, new report finds

DUBLIN , December 19, 2013 (press release) – Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Food and Beverage Plastic Packaging Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis" report to their offering.

The global food and beverage plastic packaging industry is expected to reach $149.8 billion by 2018. The industry's competitive rivalry seems to be moderate because of high fixed cost, significant exit barriers, and a moderate industry growth rate. Environmental regulations, fluctuating resin costs, and energy and transportation expenses all affect the industry.

The report studies the various challenges faced by the industry. The global inflation reached new highs due to increases in commodity and crude oil prices. This high 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 study also focuses on the major industry drivers. 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, favorable demographics, and urbanization in developing countries play essential roles in driving the industry.

This comprehensive guide provides readers with valuable information and the tools needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the market's potential. This report will save clients hundreds of hours in personal research time on a global market and it offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities throughout the global food and beverage plastic packaging industry analysis. In a fast-paced ever-changing world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and demand requirements on an annual basis.

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