Profitability for flexible packaging companies rose when comparing 3Q 2015 to 3Q 2014, according to FPA’s quarterly Pulse of the Industry Report. Some 64% of respondents to say profits were up in that one-year period. Over that same period, 54% of respondents said their volume was up.
FPA compiles the data quarterly, and the Pulse report gives a year-to-year analysis on several benchmarks such as volume, net sales and profitability. The chart above shows aggregate data for net sales; it shows the percentage of participants reporting “higher,” “lower,” and “same” sales versus the same quarter a year earlier.