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Packaging (Food and Drink) Market Report

  • ID: 3780
  • January 1999
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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Food and drink packaging was worth around £6.3bn in 1998 and accounts for 54.8% of the total packaging market, which has an estimated value of £11.5bn. Paper and board represents the largest sector of the food and drink packaging market, followed by plastics, metal and glass. The contribution from wood is considered to be negligible and is thus excluded from the total.

The food and drink industries in the UK are operating in mature markets. Volume consumption is only slowly growing and end users are very resistant to price increases which are not related to the normal fluctuations in material costs. There is oversupply of all the materials used by the packaging markets but the repercussions of oversupply are most acutely experienced by the paper and board industry.

Demand for plastic materials has increased and plastic's share in the food and drink packaging industry has grown steadily. Several leading companies that once specialised in paper and board products, e.g. Waddington PLC and Rexam PLC, have decided to concentrate more effort and resources into developing their involvement in plastics, and this is a trend that others may follow. The metal and glass READ MORE >

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