(Washington, DC) The North American aerosol products industry remains strong and stable, according to the 66th annual Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey. Aerosol product production in North America, which includes Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and Puerto Rico, remains consistent in 2016 with an estimated 4.558 billion units, which represents a slight decrease of 0.7 percent from 2015. The survey findings are an annual indicator of the business strength of the aerosol products industry.

“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 Steve Caldeira, CSPA President and CEO. “The strength and stability of the industry makes it prime for innovating and introducing new products into the marketplace that contribute to improving the American quality of life.”

The U.S. aerosol sector had a minor decrease in production of 1.73 percent from 2015, with the total number of units filled in the U.S. sector at 3.754 billion units in 2016.  Additional survey highlights for U.S. aerosol production are:

  • U.S. steel container manufacturers reported a 1.63 percent unit increase from 2015.
  • U.S. aluminum container manufacturers reported a 1.92 percent unit increase from 2015.
  • U.S. valve manufacturers reported a 1.94 percent unit increase from 2015.
  • U.S. fillers reported a 62.7 percent decrease in imported valves from 2015.
  • U.S. insect spray fillings increased 5.36 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. paints and finishes fillings increased 5.04 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. food products fillings increased 5.80 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. household products fillings decreased 5.49 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. personal care products fillings decreased by 6.30 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. automotive, lubricants, and industrial products fillings decreased by 3.16 percent from 2015.
  • U.S. miscellaneous products fillings decreased 1.78 percent from 2015.

Additionally, the U.S. animal products fillings decreased by 60 percent from 2015.  However, this anomaly is due in part to a major contributor in this category being purchased by another company, which reports animal products in the insect sprays category. As noted above, the insect sprays fillings increased.

Research on the data was conducted by the independent firm, Association Research, Inc.

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