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2021 Packaging Sales Reach Historic Milestone

Worldwide packaging sales returned to solid growth this year after a 2020 slowdown, when many end-use markets were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Packaging is now a trillion-dollar industry.

Helping the economy recover from COVID-19-induced regression, the global packaging industry will reach $1 trillion in sales by the end of 2021, according to new data from Smithers. “The Future of Global Packaging to 2026” study also identifies the top consumption markets, packaging materials, and geographies.

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