This is the second edition of PMMI's annual Guide to Global Markets. Many of the packaging trends and broader economic themes covered in this edition should resonate with PMMI members, as we have touched on these topics in the previous edition of this report or other PMMI research publications over the past year. Some topics have changed very little compared to a year ago. For instance, a country’s import duties for packaging machinery do not typically change on a yearly basis. However, some of the industry’s significant packaging trends are becoming increasingly critical or more nuanced in detail, which we will highlight in this report.
This comprehensive guide, published by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies provides analysis and insight into key global markets for packaging machinery over the last year. The 2016 Guide includes two new sections that provide PMMI members with actionable guidance on how to expand their businesses internationally:
1) assessing readiness to export into another market, and 2) identifying foreign markets based on the product value proposition.
The Guide highlights include:
• Forecasts & analysis on key markets for packaging and processing machinery.
• In depth analysis of key trends impacting the packaging & processing machinery market.
• A list of import duties, international packaging tradeshows, key industry contacts and top global CPGs and Retailers.