- 63% of purchasers and manufacturers of packaging foresee an increase in their output in the three coming years (compared with 60% and 58% in 2014).
- On the buyer side, this impetus primarily stems from the opinions of 83% of purchasers from retail and e-commerce.
- Conversely, a majority of purchasers from the capital goods sector have little to no visibility or expect their production levels to remain flat.
- The food and beverage sector is showing greater confidence in the future, with 68% of respondents forecasting output rises in the 2015 survey as against 62% in 2014.
- Machinery and equipment manufacturers are in step with the general trend, with 56% optimistic.
The Observatoire de l’Emballage provides a snapshot of manufacturers’ appraisals of the principal challenges faced by the domestic sector. Administered online in October 2015, this survey yielded 565 responses from:
- packaging user and purchaser industries (63%)
- packaging manufacturers (18.5%)
- manufacturers and distributors of packaging, handling and logistics machinery and equipment (18.5%).
Survey conducted for the trade show ALL4PACK Paris – Comexposium Group by Goudlink/MRCC