Packaging Digest is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Packaging machinery shipments up 12% in 2010

Article-Packaging machinery shipments up 12% in 2010

Packaging machinery shipments up 12% in 2010
Packaging machinery shipments jumped in 2010

Packaging machinery shipments jumped in 2010PMMI reports good news for U.S. packaging machinery shipments in 2010: a 12 percent jump from 2009, bringing the shipments totals to $5.5 billion, up from $4.9 billion the year before.


PMMI's annual U.S. Packaging Machinery Shipments report also indicates exports, as measured in U.S. dollars, increased 9 percent, from $891 million in 2009 to $975 million in 2010,while imports jumped 13 percent, from $1.17 billion to $1.32 billion.


"In recent years, the packaging machinery market has reflected trends in the general economy," says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. "2008 shipments were generally flat from 2007, and 2009 shipments dropped by about 16.3 percent. The increase in 2010 shipments mimicked the slow economic recovery, however preliminary data shows significant growth in 2011."


The Shipments Report notes Food, Beverage and Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices accounted for 70 percent of dollars spent on packaging machinery. The other categories shown in the study - Consumer Durables, Paper Products & Other Consumer Non-Durables, Chemicals, Hardware/Industrial/Automotive, Converters/Printers, and Personal Care/Toiletries/Cosmetics - make up the bulk of the balance.


"The proportions between market niches are consistent with what we've seen since 2004: Food is the largest market, then Beverage, then Pharmaceutical and Medical," Yuska says. "Together, they average out to about 70 percent of the market."


U.S. Packaging Machinery Shipments for 2010 were estimated by combining responses from 178 PMMI member packaging machinery manufacturers (subtracting Canadian members) with projected non-member shipments.
The Executive Summary of PMMI's 2011 U.S. Packaging Machinery Shipments Study, which reflects shipments made in 2010, is available to PMMI members through the website, available here.


Source: PMMI


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Multigenerational Workforce

In today’s workplace, five generations are actively employed. In this free ebook, learn how to leverage the strengths of each generation in your packaging department.