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Packaging Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2018

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  • 43 Pages
  • March 2018
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4483427
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Packaging Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2018


The "Packaging Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2018", examines executives’ opinion about the business environment during H1 2018. It also highlights existing economic conditions, supplier price variations, sales performance, industry and company growth outlook, spending patterns, and key priorities. Additionally, the report provides information categorized by region.

The existing economic environment is stable for the packaging industry, and customer confidence level will remain positive during H1 2018 (March 2018-August 2018). Survey results reveal that executives who operate in North America and Asia indicate a favorable opinion about economic prospects in the region for over the next six months. Increasing significance of e-commerce, growing awareness for food safety and preservation, innovation in machinery and equipment, along with changing lifestyles in developing economies are factors that influence the packaging market during H1 2018. Globally, 79% of executives are optimistic about the industry’s and company's growth prospects. Furthermore, the packaging industry foresees a rise of 3.8% in the price of raw materials over the next six months. Additionally, cost concern and skill shortages are the critical challenges for the companies with business operation in Europe and North America.

What else does this report offer?
  • Current state of the global economy: examines prevailing economic conditions globally and across various regions

  • Company and industry growth outlook: provides industry executives’ expectations towards the growth prospects of their company and the industry over the next six months

  • Change in customer confidence: analyzes packaging industry executives’ opinion about the change in customer confidence during H1 2018

  • Supplier prices projection: determines expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence

  • Change in staff headcount and sales performance: tracks expected change in staff headcount and sales for H1 2018 among industry executives globally as well as regionally

  • Significant investment activities: highlights various areas in which industry executives intend to spend and invest over the next six months

  • Business concerns: provides information about potential business concerns indicated by survey respondents for H1 2018

  • Key priorities: identifies the top priorities of industry executives operating in various regions

  • In total, 45% of survey respondents state that the current economic environment is stable, whereas 44% of respondents indicate a favorable or very favorable economic climate

  • Executives with business operations in North America and Europe report the highest level of the positive outlook towards company's growth over the next six months

  • The majority of the global respondents anticipate a positive or very positive change in consumer confidence, whereas, 34% of the executives expect no change in customer confidence during H1 2018

  • Capital expenditure on new product development and research and analysis is projected to increase during the next six months

  • The highest percentage of executives with the operation in Europe and Asia-Pacific region highlighted improving operational efficiency as the key priority during H1 2018.

Reasons to buy
  • Helps organizations to make effective business strategy decisions by knowing the prevailing business conditions and sentiment within the packaging industry

  • Organizations will be supported in business expansion decisions by providing information about projected change in sales performance and supplier prices

  • Helps to improve operational efficiency and to protect and growing market share of the organization by knowing about key priorities and main concerns of packaging industry executives

  • Helps to alter investment allocation by understanding key focus areas highlighted by survey respondents during H1 2018

Table of Contents

Definitions and abbreviations
Methodology and sample size
Respondent profile

Economic state, growth prospects, and consumer confidence
Existing economic environment
Industry and company growth outlook
Expected change in consumer confidence

Supplier prices, staff headcount, and sales performance
Supplier prices expectations
Anticipated change in staff head count and sales projections
Anticipated change in spend on key activities

Business concerns and organizational priorities
Level of concerns and expected impact
Significance of potential business priorities


List of Figures
Figure 1: Confidence indices
Figure 2: Current economic condition - Overall
Figure 3: Current economic condition - Region
Figure 4: Current economic condition - Those who operate and do not operate in a region
Figure 5:Industry and company growth prospects in terms of Positive and Negative outlook - Overall
Figure 6: Industry and company growth prospects - Overall
Figure 7: Industry and company growth prospects - Region
Figure 8:Anticipated variation in customer confidence - Overall
Figure 9: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - Region
Figure 10: Projected change in supplier prices - Raw materials - Overall and regional
Figure 11: Projected change in supplier prices - Semi-finished products - Overall and regional
Figure 12: Projected change in supplier prices - Transit packaging - Overall and regional
Figure 13: Projected change in supplier prices - Power and energy - Overall and regional
Figure 14: Staff headcount and sales outlook - Region
Figure 15: Expenditure projection on key activities - Overall
Figure 16: Top five business concerns - Region
Figure 17: Business concerns - Overall and regional - A
Figure 18: Business concerns - Overall and regional - B
Figure 19: Business concerns - Overall and regional - C
Figure 20: Top five organizational priorities - Region
Figure 21: Organizational priorities - Overall and regional

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • WestRock Company
  • Tetra Pak
  • Smurtfit Kappa Group
  • KapStone Paper Mill
  • Klöckner Pentaplast Group (kp Pharma)
  • Nestlé