The Flexible Packaging Association will publish its annual State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report in July. Produced by the Business and Economic Research Division of the association, the Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with an accurate overview of the U.S. flexible packaging industry in 2013.

FPA gathers the information contained in the Report through several reliable industry sources including the FPA members’ State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Survey, the FPA non-members’ Industry-Wide Converter Survey, the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Commerce, industry analysts and investment banking reports. Data collected from these sources provides a more complete picture of the U.S. flexible packaging industry, and helps to verify information regarding industry size, structure, market segments and key packaging products.

The total flexible packaging industry includes packaging for retail and institutional food and non-food (including medical and pharmaceutical) industrial materials, shrink and stretch films, retail shopping bags and consumer storage/trash bags, and wraps.

The 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report is a benefit of FPA membership and will be available in the member’s only section of the FPA Web site, www.flexpack.org. Printed copies of the Report may be purchased by non-members for $3,500. For more information on the State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report, and other FPA financial and economic reports including the Compensation Report, the Earnings Report, the Pulse of the Industry Report and the Bi-annual Polyolefins Market Report, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or visit www.flexpack.org.