Share of the U.S. food container market 2012, by segment

This statistic shows the breakdown of the food container market in the United States in 2012, by segment. In that year, nine percent of food containers were used for baked goods. In 2012, the U.S. food container market was worth 23.9 billion U.S. dollars.

Breakdown of the food container market in the United States in 2012, by segment

SegmentFood container share
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Release date

March 2016


United States

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Supplementary notes

Based on responses from 70 food industry professionals (including food company packaging and processing engineers and marketing directors, equipment providers, material suppliers, and other industry experts), who shared their views on packaging trends on select segments within the food industry and the impact on their equipment selection. Segments researched for this report included: baked goods, frozen specialties, fruits and vegetables (fresh & processed), grain-based products (incl. cereals), meat & related products, snack foods, and pet food.

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