All4pack observatory: An excellent outlook for 2018



Drawing on feedback from the entire industry (buyers/packers, manufacturers, distributors), and on analysis from its Pack Experts Committee, the Packaging and Intralogistics Think Tank made up of professionals from international groups and from CITEO, the trade show ALL4PACK is publishing the findings of its 2017 Observatory.

 - In Paris, ALL4PACK will take place on 26-29 November 2018.
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In Paris, ALL4PACK will take place on 26-29 November 2018.

The report offers valuable insights for this significant and high-potential sector of the French economy. The return to economic growth continues to fuel the packaging sector. 63 per cent of buyers and 62 per cent of suppliers forecast an increase in their output by volume in France. Distribution/retail/online holds onto its top position as the most optimistic user sector. The capital, intermediate and construction goods sector has turned optimistic once again for 58 per cent of buyers. One out of two buyers has invested or plans to invest in the creation or manufacturing of packaging solutions.

Processing and handling are driving investment. Out of the 91 per cent of buyers with investments either ongoing or planned within the next two years, one out of three will be investing in processing/packing machines and one out of three in storage or load handling systems. The “Made in France” label is a guarantee for purchases, in spite of noticeable pressure on materials prices. 46 per cent of buyers source their packaging in France. 78 per cent believe that the “Made in France” label is a key to development in packaging, but 41 per cent expect to see materials prices rise.

All4pack Paris will take place on 26-29 November 2018.