This growth is reflected in 17 out of 18 machinery categories, demonstrating the all-around quality, performance and reliability of North American packaging machinery. The Shipments & Outlook Report PMMI is based on a combination of research methodologies, including questionnaires and telephone interviews with PMMI members and nonmembers. Forecasts were based on the projection of trends and growth prospects by individual machinery category together with analyses of economic data and related developments. Shipments are defined to include calendar-year billings of new machinery only. Foreign-based companies were instructed to only provide figures for machines manufactured, or at least assembled, in the United States and to exclude pure imports.
PMMI- The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute is a trade association representing more than 500 general members who manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada.

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