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Beverage Containers in China to 2015

Demand to rise 9.6% per annum through 2015

Demand for beverage containers in China projected to rise 9.6 percent per year through 2015 to 470 billion units. In value terms, demand for beverage containers is expected to reach \314.0 billion in 2015, at an annual growth rate 13.3 percent, faster than unit growth due to rising prices. Gains in the beverage container market will be driven by rapid growth in packaged beverage consumption, supported by an increase in personal income and expenditure levels. Other factors sustaining growth include the trend toward utilizing single-serving containers, shrinking container sizes, and the ongoing introduction of new products.

Plastic beverage containers to remain largest segment

Demand for plastic beverage containers will continue to account for the largest share of total sales, and exceed 222.9 billion units in 2015, reflecting their widespread use in the Chinese beverage industry. Growth will benefit from their low cost and continuing expansion in almost every beverage market, and from technological improvements. Advances will also be driven by plastic containers' advantages over other materials, including shatter resistance, light weight, diversified container sizes and shapes, and resealability. Moreover, singleserving plastic containers will continue to make inroads into the market, causing further declines in the average plastic container size, assisting growth in container units. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) will remain the dominant material, benefiting from its versatility, clarity, and good performance in hot-fill and cold-fill applications. Water has become the largest market for plastic containers, resulting from increased bottled water production.

The second largest container type, glass bottles, will increase 7.0 percent per year through 2015. Gains will continue to benefit from favorable trends in beer consumption and the expanding use of nonreturnable beer bottles. Opportunities will also be found where glass is valued for its premium image, quality and capability to differentiate new products. Glass bottle sales are also expected to do well in the fruit beverage market.

Fast growth is expected for paperboard containers through the forecast period, increasing 11.1 percent annually through 2015. Opportunities for paperboard containers are expected for milk, fruit beverages and other nonalcoholic beverages. In particular, strong growth of aseptic carton demand will benefit from lengthy shelf life at room temperature. Gains for metal cans will be close to the average growth of beverage containers overall. Favorable gains will also be seen for functional drinks, which will benefit from their premium image.

Milk to be largest nonalcoholic market

In the nonalcoholic beverage market, milk containers are forecast to be the largest segment in unit terms in 2015. Fruit beverage containers will become the second largest segment, followed closely by water bottles. As expansion of the carbonated soft drink market has been limited due to health concerns, container demand will grow slowly, on the same level as ready-to-drink tea containers. Demand for alcoholic beverage containers is expected to rise steadily. Beer containers are the largest segment of the alcoholic beverage market and will lead growth, while wine container demand will grow steadily as a rising Chinese middle class emerges.

Study coverage

This new 265-page Freedonia industry study, “Beverage Containers in China”, presents historical demand data (2000, 2005, 2010) and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 industry competitors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • Macroeconomic Environment
    • Recent Economic Performance
    • Economic Outlook
  • Demographic Overview
    • Population
    • Urbanization
    • Households
  • Personal Income & Expenditures
  • Beverage Industry Overview
  • Packaging Trends
  • Beverage Container Pricing Trends
  • Technology Overview
  • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • Recycling Trends
  • The Twelfth Five-Year Plan
  • International Trade

III. MARKETS

  • General
  • Nonalcoholic Beverages
    • Water
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Plastic
        • Glass
    • Milk
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Paperboard
        • Plastic
        • Glass
    • Fruit Beverages
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Plastic
        • Paperboard
        • Glass
        • Metal
    • Carbonated Soft Drinks
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Plastic
        • Metal
        • Glass
    • RTD Teas
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
    • Other Nonalcoholic Ready-To-Drink Beverages
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Metal
        • Plastic
        • Paperboard
        • Glass
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Beer
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
        • Glass
        • Metal
        • Plastic
    • Distilled Spirits
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
    • Wine
      • Overview
      • Container Demand
    • Rice Wine
      • Overview
      • Container Demand

IV. CONTAINER OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Container Demand

V. PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • General
  • Resins
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Other Bottle Resins
    • Pouches & Other
  • Markets
    • Water
    • Milk
    • Fruit Beverages
    • RTD Teas
    • Carbonated Soft Drinks
    • Other
      • Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverages
      • Distilled Spirits
      • Rice Wine
      • Beer
      • Wine

VI. GLASS CONTAINERS

  • General
  • Markets
    • Beer
    • Distilled Spirits
    • Other
      • Fruit Beverages
      • Wine
      • Rice Wine
      • Milk
      • Carbonated Soft Drinks
      • Water & Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverages

VII. PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS

  • General
  • Types
  • Markets
    • Milk
    • Fruit Beverages
    • Other

VIII. METAL CONTAINERS

  • General
  • Materials
    • Aluminum
    • Steel
  • Markets
    • Carbonated Soft Drinks
    • Beer
    • RTD Teas
    • Fruit Beverages
    • Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverages

IX. CERAMIC & OTHER CONTAINERS

  • General
  • Markets
    • Distilled Spirits
    • Rice Wine

X. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Manufacturing & Development
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Integration
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Foreign Participation in China
    • Legal & Regulatory Issues
    • Wholly-Owned Foreign Enterprises
    • Joint Ventures
    • Representative Offices

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Ball Corporation
  • Baosteel Group Corporation
  • CPMC Holding Limited
  • Crown Holdings Incorporated
  • Ecolean AB
  • Elecster Oyj
  • Evergreen Packaging Group, see Reynolds Group
  • Far Eastern New Century Corporation
  • Full Apex Holdings Limited
  • Global Group Company Limited
  • Great China Metal Industry Company Limited
  • Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company Limited
  • Guangdong Yuandong Food Packaging Machinery Company Limited
  • Hunan Vary Pack Company Limited
  • Jpak Group Incorporated
  • ORG Canmaking Corporation
  • Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
  • Pacific Can Company Limited
  • Qingdao Beihui Glass Company Limited
  • Qingdao Renmin Printing, see Jpak Group
  • Qinhuangdao Fangyuan Glass Company Limited
  • Qinhuangdao Suo Kun Daily Glass Group Company Limited
  • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
  • Shandong Jingyao Glass Group
  • Shanghai Jielong Industry Group Corporation Limited
  • Shanghai Skylong Aseptic Packaging Material Company Limited
  • Shanghai Zijiang Enterprise Group Company Limited
  • Shenzhen Investment Holdings Company Limited
  • SIG Combibloc Group, see Reynolds Group
  • Sino Belgium Suzhou, see Far Eastern New Century
  • Tetra Laval International SA
  • Tetra Pak International, see Tetra Laval International
  • Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise Company Limited
  • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Gross Domestic Product of China
  • Population of China
  • Households in China by Region
  • Personal Income & Expenditures in China
  • Beverage Production in China
  • Packaging Demand in China by Material
  • Beverage Container Pricing in China

SECTION III -- MARKETS

  • Beverage Container Demand in China by Market
  • Packaged Nonalcoholic Beverage Production in China by Type
  • Nonbulk Packaged Water Production in China by Material
  • Water Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Milk Production in China by Material
  • Milk Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Fruit Beverage Production in China by Material
  • Fruit Beverage Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Carbonated Soft Drink Production in China by Material
  • Carbonated Soft Drink Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged RTD Tea Production in China by Material
  • RTD Tea Container Demand in China by Material
  • Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverage Production in China by Type & Material
  • Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverage Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Alcoholic Beverage Production in China by Type
  • Packaged Beer Production in China by Material
  • Beer Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Distilled Spirits Production in China by Material
  • Distilled Spirits Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Wine Production in China by Material
  • Wine Container Demand in China by Material
  • Packaged Rice Wine Production in China by Material
  • Rice Wine Container Demand in China by Material

SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW

  • Packaged Beverage Production & Beverage Container
  • Demand in China by Material

SECTION V -- PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • Plastic Beverage Container Demand in China by Type
  • Resin Use in Plastic Beverage Containers in China by Type
  • Plastic Beverage Container Demand in China by Market
  • Plastic Water Container Demand in China
  • Plastic Milk Container Demand in China
  • Plastic Fruit Beverage Container Demand in China
  • Plastic RTD Tea Container Demand in China
  • Plastic Carbonated Soft Drink Container Demand in China
  • Other Plastic Beverage Container Demand in China by Market

SECTION VI -- GLASS CONTAINERS

  • Glass Beverage Bottle Demand in China by Market
  • Glass Beer Bottle Demand in China
  • Glass Distilled Spirits Bottle Demand in China
  • Other Glass Beverage Bottle Demand in China by Market

SECTION VII -- PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS

  • Paperboard Beverage Container Demand in China by Type
  • Paperboard Beverage Container Demand in China by Market
  • Paperboard Milk Container Demand in China
  • Paperboard Fruit Beverage Container Demand in China
  • Other Paperboard Beverage Container Demand in China by Market

SECTION VIII -- METAL CONTAINERS

  • Metal Beverage Container Demand in China by Type
  • Metal Beverage Container Demand in China by Material
  • Metal Beverage Container Demand in China by Market
  • Metal Carbonated Soft Drink Can Demand in China
  • Metal Beer Can Demand in China
  • Metal RTD Tea Can Demand in China
  • Metal Fruit Beverage Can Demand in China
  • Other Metal Nonalcoholic RTD Beverage Can Demand in China

SECTION IX -- CERAMIC & OTHER CONTAINERS

  • Ceramic & Other Beverage Container Demand in China by Market
  • Ceramic & Other Distilled Spirits Container Demand in China
  • Ceramic & Other Rice Wine Container Demand in China

SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • Revenue Data: Selected Beverage Container Manufacturers, 2010
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Population of China by Age
  • Beverage Production in China by Type, 2010

SECTION III -- MARKETS

  • Beverage Container Demand in China by Market, 2010
  • Packaged Milk Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Fruit Beverage Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Carbonated Soft Drink Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged RTD Tea Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Other Packaged Nonalcoholic RTD Beverage Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Beer Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Distilled Spirits Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Wine Production in China by Material, 2000-2020
  • Packaged Rice Wine Production in China by Material, 2000-2020

SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW

  • Packaged Beverage Volume Production & Container Demand, 2010

SECTION V -- PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • Plastic Beverage Container Demand in China by Market, 2010

SECTION VI -- GLASS CONTAINERS

  • Glass Beverage Container Demand in China by Market, 2010

SECTION VII -- PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS

  • Paperboard Beverage Container Demand in China by Market, 2010

SECTION VIII -- METAL CONTAINERS

  • Metal Beverage Container Demand in China by Market, 2010

SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • Beverage Container Market Share in China by Company, 2010
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