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Canned Food Packaging Market Research Report Information By Source (Pig, Cattle, Fish, and Others), Type (Type A and Type B), Functionality (Thickening, Gelling, Stabilizing, and Others), Form (Powder, Sheet, and Granular), Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/3670-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| March 2023

Global Canned Food Packaging Market Overview

Canned Food Packaging Market Size was valued at USD 59,030.35 million in 2021. The canned food packaging market industry is projected to grow from USD 59,030.35 million in 2021 to USD 80,599.34 million by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.47% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). Canned Food Packaging Market is segmented based on can size, material, application and region. Based on can size the market is segmented into Less Than 500 Gm, 500 – 1000 Gm and More Than 1000 Gm. Based on material the market is segmented into Aluminium Packaging, Steel Packaging, Tinplate Packaging, Glass and Plastics. Based on Application the market is segmented into Food & Beverage. Major regions considered within the market are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, rest of the world. The key players profiled in the global Canned Food Packaging analysis are Amcor Ltd., Ardagh Group, CPMC Holdings Ltd., Crown Holdings. Silgan Holdings Inc. (U.S.), Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd. (Japan), Ball Corporation (U.S.), and many more. Canned or processed food is a good source of nutrients, protects the food from environmental factors, and provides hygienic canned food. Metal packaging is the most common type of canned food because it is easy to use, transport, and consume. Aluminium packaging is becoming more popular because it offers greater security and protection against external factors such as heat and pollution. North America is regarded as a highly profitable market for canned food packaging, owing to the region's high consumption of canned food.Canned Food Packaging MarketSource Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Canned Food Packaging Market Trends

  • Rise In the Demand for Readymade Canned Foods and Off -Seasonal Food Products

The rise in the demand for readymade canned foods and off-seasonal food products are the major factors driving the growth of the Canned Food Packaging Market. Canning of food products is an economical method of preserving perishable products with less alteration in taste. Therefore, the developing horticulture and seafood processing industry is leading to the growth of the canned food packaging industry. The global market is majorly driven by the rise in the consumption of various packaged food products and beverages that are convenient to use or consume. These product types are processed by various techniques such as peeling, chopping, or cooking, and then sealed in an air-tight tin or aluminium can. Owing to the fast-paced lifestyle and rise in the working population, the consumption of convenience food products has increased. This directly propels the market growth. The changing consumer preferences of food products owing to the increase in the living standard of people are generating huge demand for canned foods. Hermetically sealed cans offer security against all types of microbial contamination making canned foods widely acceptable among people. Moreover, the recyclable nature of metal and glass cans strengthens its market position as the world is heading towards sustainability. Canning is a method for preserving the food products and provides an extended shelf life to it. Canning preserves the nutrients of the food products and avoids spoilage due to external factors such as sunlight and air. Canned food products are widely utilized by many fast-food chains and restaurants due to its convenience of cooking and it remains free from any contamination and spoilage for a longer period of time. Since the canned fruits are free from any contaminants and at the same time it retains all the nutritional qualities its usually used in salads, smoothies, drinks or are directly consumed. The consumption of these foods as a trend is majorly attributed to the consumers wanting to spend on hygienic and convenient food products.

Canned Food Packaging Market Segment Insights

Canned Food Packaging Can Size Insights

The Canned Food Packaging Market segmentation, based on the can size, includes Less than 500 Gm, 500-1000 Gm, and More than 1000 Gm. The 500 gm - 1000 gm segment held the majority share in 2021 contributing to around 48.06% concerning the Canned Food Packaging Market revenue. The airtight, sealed metal containers increase the shelf life and help retain the nutrition of food products. The taste and quality of food products are preserved against various conditions by the metal containers, right from manufacturing to supply to distribution outlets. Short cooking time, easy preparation, and long shelf life are factors increasing the demand for 500-100 gm canned food products packaging. This is poised to positively impact the canned food packaging industry in the forecast period.

May 2020 Crown Holdings Inc. started building its new USD 147.6 million 327,000-square-foot can manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and plans to open the facility in spring 2021. Its subsidiary CROWN Cork & Seal USA Inc. will own and operate the advanced-manufacturing plant. It will initially manufacture 1.3 billion cans per year at a rate of 2,800 cans per minute.

May 2020 - Crown Holdings Inc. launched new gifting tin for brands using decorative finishes and textures on metal packaging for attracting consumers. The gifting tin’s inks create an oxidized mineral effect, giving the appearance of natural weathering over time and draws on a color palette that embraces the diversity of nature.

June 2022, Ball Corporation will expand its operations in South America, landing in Peru with a new manufacturing plant in the city of Chilca, in response to the growing global demand for aluminium cans. The operation, which will begin operations in 2023, will have a capacity of more than 1 billion beverage cans per year.

Figure 1 Canned Food Packaging Market, by Can Size, 2021 & 2030 (USD Million)Canned Food Packaging Market, by Can Size, 2021 & 2030Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Canned Food Packaging Material Insights

The Canned Food Packaging Market data has been bifurcated by type into aluminum packaging, steel packaging, tinplate packaging, glass, and plastic. The aluminum packaging segment held the majority share in 2021 contributing to around 66.76% concerning the Canned Food Packaging Market revenue. One of the most significant benefits of aluminum cans is that these cans are highly recyclable. Nearly 100% of the aluminum used in the cans can be melted down and used again. Aluminum cans can be recycled at the end of their lifecycle without their quality degradation, making aluminum cans the preferred packaging type for brands across various industries, ahead of other materials, such as plastic and paper. The time frame for recycling is also quick, as mostly recycled can be back on the shelf in less than 90 days. The Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) report "The Aluminum Can Advantage Sustainability Key Performance Indicators 2020," published in December 2020, found that consumers recycle aluminum cans at nearly double the rate of plastic bottles. These aluminum cans are most commonly used as beverage cans, attributable to their light weight and ability to withstand internal pressure generated by carbon-di-oxide. Growing consumption of alcohol is expected to boost the demand for beverage packaging, especially aluminum cans. High consumption of flavored alcoholic beverages, wines, soft drinks, and energy drinks are expected to bolster the sales of aluminum cans. This has further broadened the growth opportunity for the canned food packaging industry.

Figure 2 Canned Food Packaging Market, by Material, 2021 & 2030 (USD Million)Canned Food Packaging Market, by Material, 2021 & 2030Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review 

Canned Food Packaging Application Insights

Based on application, the global canned food packaging industry has been segmented into food and beverage. The beverage segment held the majority share in 2021 contributing to around 63.75% concerning the Canned Food Packaging Market revenue. The easy access to a variety of alcoholic beverages in supermarkets is expected to drive consumption, thereby benefitting the segment growth. Furthermore, high visibility and attractive assortment of alcoholic beverages, efforts by manufacturers for strengthening distribution channel network along with new product launches are expected to drive the segment over the forecast period. The carbonated soft drinks segment is estimated to account for the second-highest revenue share by 2030. High per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, and China, due to the rapid urbanization, growing disposable income, and new product launches by key manufacturers, such as PepsiCo, The Coco-Cola Company, to gain market share drive the segment growth. The fruit and vegetable juices segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Juices fortified with functional ingredients, such as bioactive compounds, Omega-3, fiber, and probiotic bacteria, are gaining traction with an increase in awareness among consumers about the benefits of these ingredients. High demand for 100% natural fruit juices by millennials coupled with the growing consumption of vegetable juices for weight management is further expected to drive the segment growth. This drives the growth of canned food packaging industry for the forecast period.Figure 3 Canned Food Packaging Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030 (USD Million)Canned Food Packaging Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Canned Food Packaging Regional Market Insights

By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. North America is the largest region in the canned food packaging market with a market share of 37% in 2021 and is likely to register a CAGR of 3.22% during the projected period. Europe region is likely to register the highest CAGR of 3.80% during the projected period.

Figure 4 CANNED FOOD PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021 (%)CANNED FOOD PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

The North America canned food packaging market is expected to expand at a robust rate over the projected period, according to Market Research Future. The region is expected to have a significant market share in the food cans market. Food processing is one of the major manufacturing sectors in the United States, which is driving the demand for food cans in the region. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 16% of the value of shipments from all manufacturing plants in the United States comes from food processing plants. Packaging also significantly increases a product’s shelf life, which helps reduce food waste, a significant environmental and economic problem. For canned peaches, only 9% of the product spoils, saving significant resources while providing the same nutritional value. Product innovation in the region is also driving the demand for food cans market. For instance, during the last five years, Ball Corp. saved more than 210 metric ton of steel annually or equivalent to the steel used in 250 cars by reducing the weight of an end, used with millions of two-piece food cans in North America by 15%.

Europe’s canned food packaging market accounts for the second largest market share as of 2021, owing to the growing demand from the millennial population. Europe canned fruits and vegetable imports account for around 42% of the total global imports. The largest importing and consuming countries in the region include Germany, France, the U.K, and the Netherlands, which creates an opportunity for the exporters from the developing economies. The growing cross-culture food trend in the region has positively impacted the market growth. The retailers and restaurants in this region serve many Indian, Chinese, and Japanese foods. Japanese food products utilize various seafood such as sushi. The usage of canned fishes such as tuna and salmon in Japanese cuisine as it enhances the taste and texture of the whole product. This positively helps in the growth of this market in the region. However, a major dip in the market is being observed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising number of affected patients in the region. Countries that are most affected include Spain, Italy, and the U.K. which has severely affected the production of these foods due to manufacturing plants being shut down. This has restrained its market growth. Some countries such as Germany and Spain contributor in the Europe metal packaging market due to its high dependency on canned foods and beverages.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing region in the Canned Food Packaging Market, particularly canned meat, fish/seafood, and fruits. Canned crab meat is heavily imported by countries such as Japan, Korea, and China. Pasteurized crab meat, for example, is one of the most popular canned seafood products in Asia-Pacific countries, following canned fish such as tuna. Furthermore, food manufacturers in countries such as India have begun to produce the most popular local foods, such as poha, upma, and so on, in ready-to-eat cans. Many local vegetarian food products, including sterilized pav bhaji, curried paratha, and dal, are now available in ready-to-eat cans that have been certified by many local and international food safety boards, including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Brand Reputation through Compliance (BRC), and The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). Asia Pacific, in general, and China, in particular, will remain a remunerative food cans market, with a large base of millennial population preferring canned food products over time-consuming recipes. In addition, China accounts for leading aluminum reserves and plastic production, which will further ensure the consistent supply of raw materials. The rapid urbanization and the wide acceptance of westernized culture has increased the consumption rate. The increase in the millennial population and their growing exposure to the internet has contributed in increased demand for these products in the Asia-Pacific canned food packaging market.

The Middle East canned food packaging market segment is also witnessing a significant demand, owing to increasing demand for dairy products and meat and poultry & seafood applications. The surge in western food culture and food service in the region indicates the increasing product demand that will lead to market growth. South Africa’s market growth can be attributed to the consumer lifestyle, which further boosted demand for packaged food in the country. Burgeoning demand for convenience food with consumer purchasing parity shall foster regional industry growth during the forecast time period.

Canned Food Packaging Key Players & Market Competitive Landscape

The canned food packaging market is expected to expand thanks to the heavy investment in research and development by market major players. Recent market statistics show that new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations are just some of the strategic steps market participants are doing to expand their global footprint, broaden their market outlook and focus on market growth.

There are numerous worldwide, regional, and local players in the market for canned food packaging. There is a lot of competition in the market, and everyone is trying to expand their part of it. While tier-1 and tier-2 corporation control over 61% of the worldwide market share between them, tier-3 companies make up the rest of the pie. A number of factors, including market and economic growth, government laws, and technological progress, affect how quickly and how large market players can expand. As a result, businesses in the sector need to concentrate on increasing output to keep up with demand and bettering their offerings to grow in line with the expected market forecast.

Latest market report from Market Research Future portrays the leading players in the canned food packaging industry, which include Amcor Ltd., Ardagh Group, CPMC Holdings Ltd., Crown Holdings, Silgan Holdings Inc., Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd., and Ball Corporation. Most of these firms are investing R&D resources into creating quality canned food packaging. Despite the dominance of global corporations, a number of regional and local players with relatively minor market shares are present as well. In key markets like North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America, the global players who have established production facilities or sales offices have expanded their operations.  

List of the Key Companies in the Canned Food Packaging Market Include

Canned Food Packaging Industry Market Developments

In 2019, Ball Corporation announced their agreement to sell its tinplate steel aerosol packaging facilities in Garin and San Luis, Argentina, to Envases del Plata S.A.

In the 2019 annual report, JSW Steel reported their decision of increasing their production capacity of tinplates by setting up new mill in Tarapur with capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum. The company has already setup their tinplate mill with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum in Tarapur during 2018.

In 2019, Ardagh Group announced an agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with Exal Corporation to form Trivium Packaging. Trivium Packaging will be headquartered in the Netherlands and will operate with 57 production facilities across Europe and the Americas.

In Aug 2020, Crown Holdings Inc. announced its new initiative called Twentyby30. The company calls for a robust program outlining 20 measurable environmental, social, and governance goals to be completed by 2030 or earlier. The maker of aluminum and steel cans created 20 goals, putting them into five categories Optimum Circularity addressing the usage of recycled content and recycling discarded packaging.

In Sep 2020, Ball Corporation announced building a new United States aluminum beverage packaging plant in Pittston, PA. This multi-line beverage can plant is expected to begin production in mid-2021. This investment supports the company's focus on the rising demand for infinitely recyclable aluminum containers used in spiked seltzer, beer, sparkling water, and carbonated beverage categories.

Canned food packaging Market Segmentation

Canned Food Packaging Can Size Outlook

  • Less than 500 Gm

  • 500-1000 Gm

  • More than 1000 Gm

Canned Food Packaging Material Outlook

  • Aluminum Packaging

  • Steel Packaging

  • Tinplate Packaging

  • Glass

  • Plastic

Canned Food Packaging Application Outlook

  • Food

    • Canned Fish and Seafood

    • Canned Vegetables & Fruits

    • Canned Meat Products

    • Canned Ready Meals

    • Beans and Legumes

    • Pet Food

  • Beverages

    • Alcoholic

    • CSD

    • Milk

    • Sports & Energy Drink

    • Others

Canned Food Packaging Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 59,030.35 million
Market Size 2030 USD 80,599.34 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.47 % (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors
Segments Covered Can Size, Material, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia & New Zealand, Middle East, South America, and Africa
Key Companies Profiled Amcor Ltd., Ardagh Group, CPMC Holdings Ltd., Crown Holdings, Silgan Holdings Inc., Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd., and Ball Corporation.
Key Market Opportunities Growing consumer inclination towards organic and clean-label foods
Key Market Dynamics Increasing demand for canned fish and seafood Rise in the demand for readymade canned foods and off-seasonal food products

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Canned Food Packaging Market is pegged at USD 59,030.35 Million as of 2021.

US canned food packaging market is valued at USD 18,497.14 million in 2021.

Canned Food Packaging Market is poised to grow at 3.47% CAGR during 2022-2030.

North America region held the largest market share in the Canned Food Packaging Market and was valued at USD 21,763.09 million in 2021.

Amcor Ltd., Ardagh Group, CPMC Holdings Ltd., Crown Holdings, Silgan Holdings Inc., Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd., and Ball Corporation are some of the vital players operating in the canned food packaging market.

Beverage application is poised to drive the canned food packaging market, which is poised to grow at 3.40% CAGR during 2022-2030.

Aluminum packaging is poised to hold an upper hand in the canned food packaging market.

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