RIPA has released new historical data on drums and IBC production covering the period 2001-2019 (beginning 1997 for steel drums). The data reveal a close correlation between reconditioning and manufacturing, both showing a dip during the Great Recession in and just after 2009. Also, at times, one has had higher numbers than the other but, over time, one has slightly exceeded the other.
See the full report HERE. Contact RIPA with any questions.