The North American aerosol products industry remains strong and growing, according to the 65th annual Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey. Aerosol product production in North America (which includes Canada, Mexico and the U.S. and Puerto Rico) rose in 2015 to an estimated 4.590 billion units, which represents a 1.5 percent increase from 2014, representing a new historic high. The survey findings are an annual indicator of the business strength of the aerosol products industry.
“The CSPA’s comprehensive snapshot of the North American and U.S. aerosol industry is a powerful tool that businesses have used for more than a half century to inform planning, investment, sales, and research and development decisions,” said Chris Cathcart, CSPA President and CEO.
The U.S. aerosol sector also lodged historic highs in production, with the total number of units filled in the U.S. sector alone hitting 3.820 billion units in 2015. This represents a 0.6 percent increase from last year, and is 5 million units higher than the 2012 total, which was previously the highest benchmark for US aerosol fillings.
Additional survey highlights for U.S. aerosol production:
- U.S. Steel container manufacturers reported a 2.66 percent unit increase from 2014.
- U.S. Aluminum container manufacturers reported a 5.06 percent unit decrease from 2014.
- U.S. household products production decreased 9.3 percent from 2014.
- U.S. insect spray production increased 7.1 percent from 2014.
- U.S. personal care products production increased by 6.5% percent from 2014.
- U.S. food products production increased 1.8 percent from 2014—a historic high.
- U.S. paints and finishes production rose 7.8 percent from 2014.