US Demand for Tableware & Kitchenware to Reach $12.7 Billion in 2021


Cleveland, March 20, 2017 — US demand for tableware and kitchenware is forecast to reach $12.7 billion in 2021, according to Tableware & Kitchenware: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Plasticware is expected to continue to outpace other segments of this market amid increases in consumer spending and foodservice revenues. The low cost and convenience offered by microwavable plasticware containers and disposable flatware attracts time-constrained consumers.

In fact, competition from plasticware is restraining growth in other segments of the market such as ceramicware. Suppliers of the latter are challenged by a dramatic shift in dinnerware styling that favors casual pieces over formal – and often much more expensive ones – made of materials such as bone china and porcelain.

These and other key insights are featured in Tableware & Kitchenware: United States. This report forecasts US tableware and kitchenware demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level to 2021. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of:

  • plasticware
  • metalware
  • glassware
  • ceramicware
  • woodware.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, trade, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016.

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