2021 Packaging Sales Reach Historic Milestone

Worldwide packaging sales returned to solid growth this year after a 2020 slowdown, when many end-use markets were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Packaging is now a trillion-dollar industry.

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor

November 23, 2021

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Helping the economy recover from COVID-19-induced regression, the global packaging industry will reach $1 trillion in sales by the end of 2021, according to new data from Smithers. “The Future of Global Packaging to 2026” study also identifies the top consumption markets, packaging materials, and geographies.

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About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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