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Trends and Opportunities in the Chinese Packaging Industry

Trends and Opportunities in the Chinese Packaging Industry

Summary

Chinese packaging Industry is set to witness notable growth between 2016 and 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.4%, compared to 4.5% during 2011-2016. Amongst other factors, the strong growth of the Chinese packaging industry will be heavily influenced by changing demographics and social factors such as growing urbanization, an aging population, and the rising middle class, along with their growing aspirations. These changes drive the need for new packaging formats, such as different sizes, materials, and formats.

The increasing demand for cheaper, lighter, and more convenient packaging makes Rigid Plastics the preferred pack type for FMCG products, and it is expected to have the highest CAGR of 7.7% (highest CAGR among all packaging types analyzed) during 2016-2021, driven by the rising demand from Food and Beverage industries. Going forward, the advent of bio-based and thermo-formed plastics is expected to promote the popularity of Rigid Plastics in China.

During 2016-2021, Food and Soft Drinks are expected to be the biggest market share gainers (by units), with reported share growth of 3% and 2% respectively. The introduction of innovative Food and Beverage packaging materials with improved benefits such as anti-microbial properties and mechanical strength, which ultimately help to maintain product freshness for a longer time, are expected to drive the consumption of packaged food, thereby directly driving the growth of packaging materials in these two industries. In terms of the packaging material, Rigid Plastics and Flexible Packaging are among the major share gainers, with share growth of 3% and 1% respectively during the same period.

Flexible Packaging in China is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 6.5% during 2016-2021, predominantly in the Food, Household Care, and Cosmetics & Toiletries Industries. This growth is largely driven by its low cost and flexibility to suit multiple shapes and sizes, convenience (zip-locks, plastic closures), and low-carbon foot print on the environment as compared to Rigid Plastics. In addition, the increasing prominence of low-density flexible packs in high protein foods and the advent of new technologies to convert used Rigid Plastics into Flexible packs is expected to drive growth in the future.

The report “Trends and Opportunities in the Chinese Packaging Industry” provides a comprehensive overview of the Packaging industry in China, as part of our coverage of the industry across 20 countries. It includes analysis on the following -

  • Market Overview: Provides an overview of the usage of different packaging materials across different industries in terms of the number of units, packaging share and growth rates during 2011-2021
  • Growth in use of Pack Material by Sector: Provides an overview of the shift in the utilization of various packaging materials across sectors during 2016-2021
  • Key Packaging Materials: Includes data and analysis — number of units (Millions), volumes (Million kg/lit/units), growth rates — for five packaging types viz.
  • Rigid Plastics, Rigid Metal, Glass, Paper & Board, Flexible Packaging and Others (other than the afore mentioned five types) during 2016-2021. It also covers: Sub-material: Includes Aluminum, Aluminum foil/paper/plastic, Brick, Flexible Plastic, Gable Top, Glass, HDPE, Metal, Paper, Paper & Board, PET, Plastic, Ready Metal Trays, Shaped, Thin-Walled and Others.
  • Container Type: Includes Aerosol, Jar, Can - Food, Bag/Sachet, Pouch, Tray, Tub, Carton, Film, Tin, Bottle, Box, Blister Pack, Foil, Wrapper, Clamshell, Tube, Can - Composite, Can - Drink, Other Line Items, Sleeve, Can - Paint, Keg/Drum, Cup, Bag-in-Box, Specialty Cosmetic Containers and Others.
  • Closure Material: Includes Metal, natural, Plastic, Synthetic and Others.
  • Closure Type: Includes Cap, Twist Off, Prize Off, Foil, Film, Screw Top, Stopper, Dispenser, Flip/Snap Top, Sports Cap, Plastic Tie, Crown, Lever Closure and Others.
  • Outer Material: Includes Flexible, Paper & Board, Rigid Plastic and Others.
  • Outer Type: Includes Box, Sleeve, Bag, Shrink Wrap, Blister Pack and Others.
  • Trends, Case Studies and Future Outlook: Provides an understanding of the ongoing packaging trends in the country. The report also provides a view into the future prospects of the packaging industry.
Scope

This report brings together multiple data sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the Packaging industry in China, as part of our coverage of the industry across 20 countries. It includes analysis on the following -
  • Market Overview: Provides an overview of the usage of different packaging materials across different industries in terms of the number of units, packaging share and growth rates during 2011-2021
  • Growth in use of Pack Material by Sector: Provides an overview of the shift in the utilization of various packaging materials across sectors during 2016-2021
  • Key Packaging Materials: Includes data and analysis - number of units (Millions), volumes (Million kg/lit/units), growth rates - for five packaging types viz. Rigid Plastics, Rigid Metal, Glass, Paper & Board, Flexible Packaging and Others (other than the afore mentioned five types) during 2016-2021. It also covers:
  • Sub-material: Includes Aluminum, Aluminum foil/paper/plastic, Brick, Flexible Plastic, Gable Top, Glass, HDPE, Metal, Paper, Paper & Board, PET, Plastic, Ready Metal Trays, Shaped, Thin-Walled and Others
  • Container Type: Includes Aerosol, Jar, Can - Food, Bag/Sachet, Pouch, Tray, Tub, Carton, Film, Tin, Bottle, Box, Blister Pack, Foil, Wrapper, Clamshell, Tube, Can - Composite, Can - Drink, Other Line Items, Sleeve, Can - Paint, Keg/Drum, Cup, Bag-in-Box, Specialty Cosmetic Containers and Others
  • Closure Material: Includes Metal, natural, Plastic, Synthetic and Others
  • Closure Type: Includes Cap, Twist Off, Prize Off, Foil, Film, Screw Top, Stopper, Dispenser, Flip/Snap Top, Sports Cap, Plastic Tie, Crown, Lever Closure and Others
  • Outer Material: Includes Flexible, Paper & Board, Rigid Plastic and Others
  • Outer Type: Includes Box, Sleeve, Bag, Shrink Wrap, Blister Pack and Others
  • Trends, Case Studies and Future Outlook: Provides an understanding of the ongoing packaging trends in the country - convenience, affordability, multi-packs, eco-friendly etc.- across the five packaging materials. The report also provides a view into the future prospects of the packaging industry. The case studies in each packaging section gives a success example highlighting the packaging innovations, strategies and best practices
Reasons to buy
  • Packaging companies and retailers seek the latest information on consumer trends and opportunities 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 CPG market.
  • As consumer product demand evolves the dynamics between different packaging types also evolves favoring some packaging types and formats and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future.
  • The differential growth across different packaging materials and formats drive fundamental shifts in the market. These differentials result from various factors such as changing consumer preferences, regulatory compliance, and innovation within the packaging market
  • The report is a unique combination of in-depth qualitative analysis and authoritative packaging data for the years 2011-2021. Each packaging material has detailed data breakdown by packaging type, closure material, closure type, outer material, and outer type.


  • Executive Summary
  • Market Overview
    • Key Pack Material - an Overview
    • Market Size Analysis by Pack Material and Industry
    • Pack Unit Analysis by Industry
    • Packaging Share Change by Material and Industry
  • Pack Material Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
    • Usage and Change in Consumption of Pack Material
    • Growth Analysis by Industry - Food
    • Growth Analysis by Industry - Cosmetics and Toiletries
    • Growth Analysis by Industry - Alcoholic Beverages
    • Growth Analysis by Industry - Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    • Growth Analysis by Industry - Others
  • Analysis by Pack Material
    • Analysis by Pack Material – Rigid Plastics
      • Analysis by Pack Material - Rigid Plastics Key Takeaways
      • Rigid Plastics - Growth Analysis by Sub-material and Container Type
      • Rigid Plastics - Growth Analysis by Closure Material and Closure Type
      • Rigid Plastics - Growth Analysis by Outer Material and Type
      • Rigid Plastics - Market Size and Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
      • Rigid Plastics - Change in Packaging Share by Industries
      • Use of Rigid Plastic in China - Key Trends
      • Use of Rigid Plastic in China - Case Example
      • Rigid Plastic - Future Outlook
  • Analysis by Pack Material - Rigid Metal
    • Analysis by Pack Material - Rigid Metal Key Takeaways
    • Rigid Metal - Growth Analysis by Sub-material and Container Type
    • Rigid Metal - Growth Analysis by Closure Material and Closure Type
    • Rigid Metal - Growth Analysis by Outer Material and Type
    • Rigid Metal - Market Size and Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
    • Rigid Metal - Change in Packaging Share by Industries
    • Use of Rigid Metal in China - Key Trends
    • Use of Rigid Metal in China - Case Example
    • Rigid Metal - Future Outlook
  • Analysis by Pack Material - Paper & Board
    • Analysis by Pack Material - Paper & Board Key Takeaways
    • Paper & Board - Growth Analysis by Sub-material and Container Type
    • Paper & Board - Growth Analysis by Closure Material and Closure Type
    • Paper & Board - Outer Material and Type
    • Paper & Board - Market Size and Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
    • Paper & Board - Change in Packaging Share by Industry
    • Use of Paper & Board in China - Key Trends
    • Use of Paper & Board in China - Case Example
    • Paper & Board - Future Outlook
  • Growth Analysis by Pack Material - Flexible Packaging
    • Analysis by Pack Material - Flexible Packaging Key Takeaways
    • Flexible Packaging - Growth Analysis by Sub-material and Container Type
    • Flexible Packaging - Growth Analysis by Closure Material and Closure Type
    • Flexible Packaging - Growth Analysis by Outer Material and Type
    • Flexible Packaging - Market Size and Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
    • Flexible Packaging - Change in Packaging Share by Industry
    • Use of Flexible Packaging in China - Key Trends
    • Use of Flexible Packaging in China - Case Example
    • Flexible Packaging - Future Outlook
  • Growth Analysis by Pack Material - Glass
    • Analysis by Pack Material - Glass Key Takeaways
    • Glass Packaging - Growth Analysis by Sub-material and Container Type
    • Glass Packaging - Growth Analysis by Closure Material and Closure Type
    • Glass Packaging - Growth Analysis by Outer Material and Type
    • Glass Packaging - Market Size and Growth Analysis by Industry and Sector
    • Glass Packaging - Change in Packaging Share by Industry
    • Use of Glass Packaging in China - Key Trends
    • Use of Glass Packaging in China - Case Example
    • Glass Packaging - Future Outlook
  • Appendix - Data
    • Appendix
      • Table Market Volume of Rigid Plastics by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Volume of Rigid Metal by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Volume of Paper & Board by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Volume of Flexible Packaging by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Volume of Glass Packaging by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Volume of Others by Industry, 2011-2021
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Industry, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Industry, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Industry, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Industry, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Others by Industry, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Sub material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Closure Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Outer Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Plastics by Outer Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Sub material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Closure Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Outer Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Rigid Metal by Outer Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Sub material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Closure Material, by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Outer Material, by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Paper & Board by Outer Type, by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Sub material, , 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Closure Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Outer Material, by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Flexible Packaging by Outer Type, by Sectors, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Sub material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Closure Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Outer Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Glass by Outer Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Sub material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Container Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Closure Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Closure Type, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Outer Material, 2011-2021, million units
      • Table Market Size of Other Types by Outer Type, 2011-2021, million units
  • Appendix - Definitions
    • Definitions
  • Appendix - Methodology
    • Methodology
  • About Global Data

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