Total U.S. flexible packaging industry sales were $31 billion in 2015. Volume was 18.1 billion pounds of material. That is according to FPA’s just-released 2016 State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Report. It further estimates a 2.2% annual growth rate for the industry in 2016.
Within the overall $31 billion figure is the segment of the industry that adds significant value to flexible material, usually by performing multiple processes. That segment posted about $24.1 billion in sales in 2015.