Flexible Packaging Market Intelligence

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Report Coverage

  • Major Trends and Innovations
  • Global Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
  • Global Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
  • Trade Dynamics
  • Key Industry Trends

Market Size

Market Size North America

$36.25 Bn

Market Size Europe

$15.68 Bn

Market Size Asia Pacific

$34.29 Bn

Table of contents

  1. Flexible Packaging Executive Summary
  2. Executive Summary
  1. Flexible Packaging Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. - Current Market Size
  5. - Demand Trends
  6. - Trade Dynamics
  7. Regional Market Outlook (US, EMEA, APAC, Central and South America)
  8. - Current Market Size
  9. - Demand Trends
  10. - Trade Dynamics
  1. Flexible Packaging Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (US, EMEA, APAC, Central and South America)
  3. - Drivers and Constraints for the Industry
  4. - Mergers & Acquisitions - Innovations
  5. - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  1. Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost & Price Analysis (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. - Cost Structure Analysis 3
  4. - Raw Material Price Trend and Forecast
  1. Flexible Packaging Supplier Analysis
  2. Key Suppliers - Region - wise
  3. Key Supplier's Capability Analysis - Geographical Footprint
  4. - End - use Industries
  5. - Revenue
  6. - Key Achievements/Updates/Certifications
  7. Detailed Supplier Profiling of the Top 5 Global Suppliers
  8. - SWOT Analysis for the Top Five Global Suppliers
  1. Flexible Packaging Industry Best Practices
  2. Supplier Engagement Models
  3. Sourcing Practices

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Global Market Outlook on Flexible Packaging 

  • The global flexible packaging market value was $102 billion during 2017 and is expected to grow at a moderate 4–4.5 percent CAGR and reach $131.34 by 2022. In terms of volume, the market is expected to grow from 28.9 MMT and reach 35.3 MMT at 5–5.5 percent CAGR during the same period
  • Growing consumer preference for flexible packaging products and rising demand from various end-uses, due to cost and convenience, are the driving factors for this market


Demand Market Outlook 

  • Innovation in both product and material have attracted demand in developed regions. Increasing consumption of flexible packaging products,  especially pouches that cater to almost all end-uses are the primary factors for consideration
  • Sustainable material and innovative product features are the prime factors, which brand owners look for in engaging with the suppliers

Global Market Size  – Flexible Packaging

  • Most flexible packaging converters are investing in India and China, due to their fast growth aided by solid demand
  • Consumer flexible packaging is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4 – 4.5 percent during 2017 – 2021 and is expected to reach  33.5 MMT in 2021
  • Market: Global flexible packaging market is growing at a CAGR of 5 – 5.5 percent, and it is expected to reach $125.69 billion by 2021. This is mainly due to the rapid economic  development and growing consumerism from the developing regions, such as MEA and APAC
  • Asia is the largest regional market in terms of volume, accounting to ~40 percent of the demand during 2016, followed by Western Europe and North America
  • The volume of consumer flexible packaging is expected to increased from 28.5 million tons in 2017 to ~33 million tons in 2021 at a CAGR of  4 – 4.5 percent
  • Drivers: Food, beverages, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries support the growth for flexible packaging alternatives, like pouches, sachets, and stick-packs as opposed to  traditional packaging formats, like containers, jars, cans, bottles, etc.
  • Mature markets eye for more “greener” or sustainable alternatives in packaging have less end -of-life impact on the environment

Global Flexible Packaging Demand by Application

  • Food products occupy ~60 percent of the global demand for flexible packaging, mainly due to the growing need for single-serve RRP with high barrier properties that boost the shelf-life
  • Confectionery, baked goods, snacks, fruits, and vegetables are the primary users of flexible packaging formats such as pouches, bags, and films. The market for packaging fruits and vegetables is expected to grow at 7.5–8 percent CAGR during 2017–2021
  • Pharmaceutical flexible packaging is growing at a CAGR of 7.1 percent through 2018, owing to rapid off-patenting of drugs, post which there is expected to be stabilized and structured growth in the market
  • This is also aided by a growing need for packaging, which offers protection against oxygen and light, along with resistance to moisture
  • Demand for personal care, which is growing at 4.5–5 percent CAGR during 2016–2021, especially from emerging nations, rapidly accelerates the need for flexible packaging alternatives, like pouches, sachets, blisters, which is replacing tubes, bottles, and plastic containers
  • Increase in institutional applications, such as palletizing, wrapping, bundling, and use of flexible intermediate bulk containers, due to its cost effectiveness and logistic viability, has attracted consumers globally

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