Global Market Outlook on Aerosol Cans 

  • The global aerosol cans production was 17.1 billion units in 2017. Demand for the same is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3–4 percent from 2017 to 2022 
  • The APAC and LATAM are expected to witness a high demand at a CAGR of 6–7 percent and 4–5 percent, respectively, for aerosol cans, during 2017–2022. Growing middle-class disposable income and increased hygiene awareness are the major growth drivers
  • The personal care segments in APAC and LATAM are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6–7 percent and 3–4 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2022, in turn, driving the demand for aerosol cans
  • Increased penetration of aerosol format into new end-use segments and increasing demand in key end-use segments with large volumes, such as deodorants and other personal care products, would drive the overall market, especially for aluminum aerosol cans


Global Market Size: Aerosol Cans

Increasing demand in emerging economies, such as APAC and LATAM, would sustain the demand for aerosol cans. High level penetration of aerosol packaging format in new end-use segments, such as hair care, skin care, food, and other niche segments, would also spur innovation, in terms of material used, decoration, and dispensing systems

  • The global aerosol cans market is expected grow at 3–4 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2022, driven by the increasing demand for aerosol products in personal and homecare end-use segments, which are expected to grow at about 5–6 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2022 
  • APAC and LATAM are expected to drive the demand for aerosol cans at a CAGR of 7–8 percent and 3–4 percent, respectively, in 2017–2021 
  • Growing middle-class disposable income and increased levels of hygiene awareness are the major impetus for growth in these regions 
  • Consumer preference for increased sustainability, product esthetics, and the brand owners need to differentiate their products on the shelves would lead to development of advanced product designs, such as easy grip cans, compact can sizes, enhanced printing techniques, etc

Global Market Drivers and Constraints for Aerosol Cans

Emerging markets, like APAC and LATAM, are expected to drive the demand for aluminum aerosol cans during 2017–2022, due to high disposable income and increased hygiene awarenes


Growing demand from the emerging market

  • Low per capita consumption, urbanization, hygiene awareness, growing disposable income, and changing lifestyles would foster the demand
  • During 2017–2022, the Chinese and Indian markets are to witness growth rates of 10–12 percent and 14– 16 percent, respectively, driving the overall demand

Growing deodorant market

  • Deodorant is the largest end-use segment and accounts for 50 percent of the overall demand for aluminum aerosol cans
  • It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 – 7 percent during 2017 – 2022

Increased penetration of aerosols

  • Improved ease of usage, accurate product dosage, and longer shelf life have increased the popularity of this packaging type
  • Innovative spray technologies have found new uses for aerosol cans in food dispensing and other niche applications

Sustainability developments

  • Introduction of compressed aluminum aerosol cans, which use 50 percent less propellants and 30 percent less raw materials
  • Introduction of light-weight options, recyclability of cans, use of recycled content, etc

New designs and innovations

  • The improvements in the aerosol can designs, such as development of reduced seam, from 5 mm to 1.5 mm, have helped in providing better aesthetics
  • Aerosol systems offer companies a way to differentiate their products in a competitive market through enhanced and new methods of product delivery

Ease of manufacturing

  • The relative ease of manufacturing and easy availability of raw materials have also contributed to the growth of supplier base and increased the reach for global aerosol can manufacturers
  • The new innovations in manufacturing machinery, like the fully-integrated single piston, can significantly improve the production capacity to meet the demand


Buyer power

  • The FMCG and personal care product companies constitute nearly 75 percent of the end-use market, which gives them high bargaining power
  • Small buyers and can suppliers face price disadvantage, since majority of cans manufactured are according to the specifications of high-volume buyers, who dominate nearly three-fourth of the market

Volatility of feedstock

  • Propellants, aluminum, and tinplate are subject to a lot of price fluctuations in the global market scenario 

Other growth constraints include

  • High sustainability risk
  • Developments in plastic aerosol cans
  • Regulatory restrictions in the future for aerosol products