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PMMI members lead equipment shipments

United States and Canadian machinery builders who belong to the Arlington, VA-based Packaging Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) maintain the lead in the world market for packaging equipment, says the trade group.

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According to figures released by the Confederation of Packaging Machinery Associations (COPAMA), PMMI members shipped an estimated $5.825 billion in packaging equipment and parts in 2001.

COPAMA, a collaborative market research effort of the world’s 13 largest national packaging machinery manufacturing associations, reports shipments of packaging machinery reached $19.863 billion last year. That was a drop of less than 1% from the 2000 tally of $20.021 billion. Eleven of the 13 COPAMA members participated in the study.

With shipments last year of $5.825 billion, U.S. and Canadian builders enjoyed a 29% market share. At $3.467 billion, Japanese manufacturers ranked second in shipments in the world market for packaging equipment last year with a 17% market share. German packaging equipment shipments, at U.S. $3.333 billion, ranked third with a 17% market share last year.

For more information, contact PMMI at 703/243-8555, www.pmmi.org.

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