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Aerosol Products Industry Growing Steadily, Survey Reveals North American Production Reaches Historic High

May 11, 2016
By Business Wire News


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 4.602 billion units, which represents a 1.8 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 3.832 billion units in 2015. This represents a 0.9 percent increase from last year, and is 17 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 a2.66 percent unit increase from 2014.
  • U.S. Aluminum container manufacturers reported a5.06 percent unit increase 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 productsproduction increased by 7.8% 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.

Research on the data was conducted by the independent firm, Association Research, Inc. To purchase the survey, visit For more information on aerosol products, visit

About CSPA – The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program — Product Care® — and the association’s retail engagement on chemicals management, transparency and compliance issues, CSPA provides its members a platform for addressing product safety and sustainability.

Consumer Specialty Products Association
Erin Donovan, 202-833-7311