Packaging Industry Trends, Opportunities, Growth Analysis and Forecast to 2027

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Packaging Market Growth Analysis Report Overview

The packaging industry volumes mounted to 4.1 trillion units in 2022, mainly due to the rising popularity of affordable and sustainable packaging. The packaging volumes are further likely to accelerate at a CAGR of more than 2% from 2022 to 2027. This growth can be attributed to manufacturers leveraging interactive and smart packaging solutions to enhance the customer purchase experience. QR codes and website links on packages redirect shoppers to company websites, enabling them to explore multiple marketing campaigns. Companies can then leverage the digital footprints and tapping activities of these shoppers to understand their shopping behavior and consumer needs.

Packaging Industry Outlook 2022-2027 (Trillion Units)

Packaging Industry Outlook 2022-2027 (Trillion Units)

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The packaging industry research report provides an overview of the shift in the utilization of various pack materials in addition to key packaging innovations across key industries for the forecast period. The report also brings together multiple data sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the global packaging industry across 50 countries. The report covers volume data and regional growth rate analysis for key pack materials used by consumers and leading manufacturers.

Market Size (2022) 4.1 trillion units
CAGR (2022-2027) >2%
Key Regions ·        Asia-Pacific

·        Americas

·        Middle East & Africa

·        Western Europe

·        Eastern Europe

Key Pack Material ·        Flexible Packaging

·        Rigid Plastics

·        Paper & Board

·        Rigid Metal

·        Glass

Key Sectors ·        Food

·        Non-Alcoholic Beverages

·        Alcoholic Beverages

·        Cosmetics and Toiletries

·        Household Products

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Packaging Industry Segmentation by Region

Asia-Pacific was the leading regional segment in the packaging industry during 2022

The key leading regions in the packaging industry are Asia-Pacific, Americas, Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. In 2022, Asia-Pacific was the highest contributor in terms of packaging volumes.

Flexible packaging was the most used packing material in Asia-Pacific. The flexible packaging material will continue to retain its leading position in the market due to its major use in the food industry of APAC, which is the largest end-user. Food product manufacturers in APAC consider flexible packaging as an ideal choice due to factors such as low cost, multi-layer construct, and flexibility, which aid in keeping food products safe from harmful externalities and retaining their aroma.

Packaging Industry Analysis by Region, 2022 (%)

Packaging Industry Analysis by Region, 2022 (%)

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Packaging Industry Segmentation by Sectors

The food sector led the packaging industry in 2022

The key industry sectors deploying innovative packaging solutions are food, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and toiletries, and household products among others. In 2022, the food sector dominated the packaging industry with flexible packaging registering the highest growth. The key sub-segments in the food sector are bakery & cereals, baby food, confectionery, dried food, beans & pulses among others. Of these, bakery & cereals was the largest volume share contributor.

Packaging Industry Analysis by Sector, 2022 (%)

Packaging Industry Analysis by Sector, 2022 (%)

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Packaging Industry Segmentation by Pack Material

In 2022, flexible packaging was the largest consumed pack material in terms of volume

The key pack materials in the packaging industry are flexible packaging, rigid metal, rigid plastics, paper & board, and glass. Flexible packaging accounted for the highest volume share in 2022. This packaging will remain the dominant pack material during the projected period. The high demand for pack material is owing to the rising requirement for print-friendly and lightweight packaging materials, especially among pet care owners.

Packaging Industry Analysis by Pack Material, 2022 (%)

Packaging Industry Analysis by Pack Material, 2022 (%)

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Latest Innovations and Developments

  • WTH Foods, a food technology startup based in the Philippines, has launched a 100% frozen plant-based meat line called Umani. Umani fish-free tuna in black pepper and chilli oil comes in 130g of sealed plastic packaging, which allows the consumers to use the tuna and reseal and keep it in the freezer without a need for a separate container.
  • Plum Soft Blend has introduced a weightless foundation in halo sand, natural beige, pinched blush, Sunkissed gold, sunset bronze, tan glow, and divine dusk variants. The product is available in 30ml glass bottle. The bottle packaging is lightweight and can be easily carried while traveling.

Segments Covered in this Report

Packaging Industry Regional Outlook (Volume, Billion Units, 2017-2027)

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Americas
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Packaging Industry Sector Outlook (Volume, Billion Units, 2017-2027)

  • Food
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cosmetics and Toiletries
  • Household Products

Packaging Industry Pack Material Outlook (Volume, Billion Units, 2017-2027)

  • Flexible Packaging
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Paper & Board
  • Rigid Metal
  • Glass

Scope

This report brings together multiple data sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the global packaging industry. It includes an analysis of the following:

  • Global overview: Provides an overview of the packaging industry at the global level. The analysis also provides a regional overview across five regions-Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, the Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe-highlighting key sectors and growth drivers.
  • Market overview: Provides an overview of the usage of different pack materials across Food, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics & toiletries, pet care, paints & stains, tobacco and tobacco products, and household products industries in terms of the number of units, packaging share and growth rates during 2017–27, in addition to key packaging innovations for pack materials analyzed. The report also provides an overview of the shift in the utilization of various pack materials across industries during 2022–27.
  • Key pack materials: Includes data and analysis – number of units (millions), growth rates – for 5 pack materials viz. rigid plastics, rigid metal, glass, paper & board, flexible packaging, and others (other than the aforementioned five types) during 2022–27. It also covers:
  • Pack sub-type: Includes aerosol – metal, box – rigid plastic, carton – carton board, box – liquid packaging board, box – other material, foil – aluminum, pod – paper, flexible plastic, tray – aluminum, tube – flexible plastic, other flexible packaging pack types – all sub-types, HDPE, PET, etc.
  • Pack type: Includes aerosol, bag-in-box, bag/sachet, blister pack, bottle, box, bubble top, can, carton–folding, carton–liquid, clamshell, etc.
  • Closure material: Includes metal, plastic, glass, natural cork, synthetic cork, and others.
  • Closure type: Includes cap, crown, dispenser, film, flip/snap top, foil, lever closure, plastic tie, prize off, screw top, sports cap, stopper, twist off.
  • Primary outer material: Includes flexible packaging, board, rigid plastic, and others.
  • Primary outer type: Includes bag, blister pack, carton–folding, shrink wrap, sleeve, and others.

Key Highlights

Manufacturing and retailers seek latest information on how the market is evolving to formulate their sales and marketing strategies. There is also demand for authentic market data with a high level of detail. This report has been created to provide its readers with up-to-date information and analysis to uncover emerging opportunities of growth within the industry

The report provides a detailed analysis of the countries in the region, covering the key challenges and growth analysis, that can help companies gain insight into the country specific nuances

The analysts have also placed a significant emphasis on the key trends that drive consumer choice and the future opportunities that can be explored in the region, than can help companies in revenue expansion

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  • Understand the key trends that drive consumer choice and the future opportunities that can be explored in the region, which can help companies in revenue expansion.

Table of Contents

Market Environment

Global Packaging Overview

Market Environment – Global Takeaways

External Packaging Influences

Packaging Share Change by Material and Industries – Global Overview

Pack Material Market – Global Overview

Pack Materials Market Size and Growth Analysis- Global Overview

Change in share in the Overall Packaging Industry by Regions, 2017–27

Pack Material Growth Contribution by industries

Market Environment – Regional Overview

Asia-Pacific Overview

Middle East & Africa Overview

Americas Overview

Western Europe Overview

Eastern Europe Overview

Growth Analysis of Pack Materials by Industry

Analysis by Pack Material – Rigid Plastics

Rigid Plastics – Key Takeaways

Rigid Plastics – Growth analysis by pack type and pack sub type

Rigid Plastics – Growth analysis by closure material and closure type

Rigid Plastics – Growth analysis by primary outer material and primary outer type

Rigid Plastics – Volume by sectors and change in share

Rigid Plastics – Growth Analysis by Industries

Rigid Plastics – Innovative Packaging by Industry

Analysis by Pack Material – Rigid Metal

Rigid Metal – Key Takeaways

Rigid Metal – Growth analysis by pack type and pack sub type

Rigid Metal – Growth analysis by closure material and closure type

Rigid Metal – Growth analysis by primary outer material and primary outer type

Rigid Metal – Volume by sectors and change in share

Rigid Metal – Growth Analysis by Industries

Rigid Metal – Innovative Packaging by Industry

Analysis by Pack Material – Paper & Board

Paper & Board – Key Takeaways

Paper & Board – Growth analysis by pack type and pack sub type

Paper & Board – Growth analysis by closure material and closure type

Paper & Board – Growth analysis by primary outer material and primary outer type

Paper & Board – Volume by sectors and change in share

Paper & Board – Growth Analysis by Industries

Paper & Board – Innovative Packaging by Industry

Analysis by Pack Material – Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging – Key Takeaways

Flexible Packaging– Growth analysis by pack type and pack sub type

Flexible Packaging– Growth analysis by closure material and closure type

Flexible Packaging– Growth analysis by primary outer material and primary outer type

Flexible Packaging– Volume by sectors and change in share

Flexible Packaging– Growth Analysis by Industries

Flexible Packaging – Innovative Packaging by Industry

Analysis by Pack Material – Glass

Glass – Key Takeaways

Glass – Growth analysis by pack type and pack sub type

Glass – Growth analysis by closure material and closure type

Glass – Growth analysis by primary outer material and primary outer type

Glass – Volume by sectors and change in share

Glass – Growth Analysis by Industries

Glass – Innovative Packaging by Industry

Appendix and Definitions

Appendix

Definitions

Methodology

Table

Global – top contributing industries, 2022

Global – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Pack Material Market – global overview

Use of pack material (in billion pack units) by sectors, 2022

Asia-Pacific – top contributing industries, 2022

Asia-Pacific – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Middle East & Africa – top contributing industries, 2022

Middle East & Africa – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Americas – top contributing industries, 2022

Americas – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Western Europe – top contributing industries, 2022

Western Europe – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Eastern Europe – top contributing industries, 2022

Eastern Europe – fastest growing industries, 2022–27

Figures

Global – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Packaging share change by material and industries – global overview

Pack material market size (in billion pack units) , 2017–27 – global overview

Pack material growth contribution by industry

Asia-pacific – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Pack materials market size and growth analysis – Asia-Pacific

Change in share in the Asia-Pacific packaging by industries, 2017–27

Middle east & Africa – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Pack materials market size and growth analysis – Middle East & Africa

Change in share in the Middle East & Africa packaging by industries, 2017–27

Americas – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Pack materials market size and growth analysis – Americas

Change in share in the Americas packaging by industries, 2017–27

Western Europe – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Pack materials market size and growth analysis – Western Europe

Change in share in the Western Europe packaging by industries, 2017–27

Eastern Europe – key pack materials by volume (units), 2017 vs 2022 vs. 2027

Pack materials market size and growth analysis – Eastern Europe

Change in share in the Eastern European packaging by industries, 2017–27

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