Market Overview

Global Food and Beverage Processing Trends Report 2018 -


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The main market drivers affecting food and beverage processing machinery
include the performance of the economy and demographic factors, such as
population growth and increasing levels of disposable income, which
boost demand.

Total production of food and beverage processing machinery was worth
$4.9 billion in 2016, growing 3.6% from 2015.

Over recent years, attention has grown to reducing the depletion of
natural resources, such as water, non-renewable energy sources, and
rainforests. Leading corporations have been increasingly expected to
drive environmentally friendly solutions throughout their operations. In
addition to heightened corporate social responsibility, tighter
regulations and heavier taxes related to the protection of the
environment have been introduced and are driving investment in solutions
that optimize the use of resources and minimize damage to the

Corporations also benefit from such solutions through reduced costs, for
example by minimizing waste and saving energy. The demand for
sustainable solutions has influenced the development of new machinery;
increased focus on the environment coupled with tighter profit margins
throughout the supply chain has meant that optimizing processes is as
important as ever.

A major factor affecting the growth in demand for food and beverage
processing machinery is the global economic outlook.

Order backlogs were surprisingly low for 2016 at $859 million; this has
been significantly impacted by the combination of economic and political
uncertainty experienced in 2016 and subsequent dampening of capital
investment spend.

Strongly linked to economic performance, demand for machinery has grown
more slowly in recent years than in the years preceding the 2008
recession. Many potential risks remain to the global economy including
possible changes in trade and security policies by the new US
administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Brexit, and increasing
opposition to globalization of the electorates of the United States.

Key Topics Covered:


  • General Economic Trends
  • Food & Beverage Processing Machinery Trends
  • Product/Production Trends
  • Manufacturer Trends


  • Food & Beverage Processing Machinery by Industry
  • Bakery Machinery
  • Beverage Machinery
  • Confectionery Machinery
  • Dairy Machinery
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing Machinery
  • Grain Processing Machinery
  • Meat & Poultry Machinery
  • Seafood Machinery


  • Machine Definitions
  • Research Methodology - Sales Data
  • Research Methodology

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