High-barrier pouch packaging totalled around 49 billion units in 2014 and consumed approximately 319,000 tonnes of polymer materials.

Consumption is forecast to grow during the period 2015 to 2020 at a CAGR of 6.1 percent to 69 billion units and a market value of almost $3.0 billion (2014 prices).
Brand new report "The Future of High Barrier Pouches to 2020" examines global market trends and forecasts for the period 2015-2020. Market forecasts are presented by high-barrier pouch material, end-use sector and geographic region. In addition, the report includes an analysis of industry structure, major market participants, market drivers and trends, and cutting-edge technology developments.
"The Future of High Barrier Pouches to 2020" is based on extensive primary and secondary research using multiple information sources. Primary research consisted of interviews with pouch packaging film suppliers, pouch producers and machinery manufacturers. Secondary research was based on Smithers Pira’s database of trends and market information, company websites and annual reports and official government statistics.
The Future of High Barrier Pouches to 2020 regularly priced at $6,500, is available for $5,850 until Saturday, January 31. 
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