With 2017 almost over, it’s time to start thinking about the next year and beyond. The recently released Trends: 2017 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report is a great place to get economic and consumer trends for the next five years. Best of all? Our industry is growing. The report forecasts that U.S. folding carton shipments will grow at a 0.4 percent annual rate over the next five years, reaching a value of $9.6 billion!