The report is the most recent in a series of reports to address questions regarding the performance of the flexible packaging industry in the current uncertain economic and turbulent business environment. The focus was primarily short term, fourth quarter 2018 results versus third quarter 2018 and fourth quarter 2017. Areas of business activity surveyed included net sales, volume/output, profitability, inventory levels, capital spending, and capacity utilization. In addition, information was gathered from FPA converter members to assess expectations for sales performance and volume/output in the first quarter of 2019 versus the previous period, the fourth quarter of 2018. The report is only available to FPA members and can be downloaded by clicking here.