Food Container Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Food Container Market Research Report Information By Type (Rigid, Flexible), By Material (Plastic, Paper & Paperboard, Metal, Glass), By Application (Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Meat Products, Frozen Food, Baked, Confectionary Products), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“ Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/PNT/1267-HCR | 130 Pages | Author: Varsha More | December 2023         

Global Food Container Market Overview


The Food Container Market Size was valued at USD 297.33 Billion in 2022. The Food Container industry is projected to grow from USD 311.47 Billion in 2023 to USD 410.51 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.11% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). Food containers are containers designed for storing, transporting, and preserving food. They come in a variety of materials, sizes, shapes, and types to suit different needs and purposes. Food containers can be made of materials such as plastic, glass, metal, paper, and various types of composite materials. They can be used for both hot and cold foods and can come with various features such as lids, handles, and insulation. Food containers are widely used in the food industry, both for commercial and domestic purposes. They are used for packaging and storing food products, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, and prepared meals. Food containers can also be used for transporting food products from one place to another, such as from a restaurant to a customer's home. Additionally, food containers can be used for storing leftovers or meal-prepped foods in the home, reducing food waste and allowing for easier meal planning.
Food Container Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Food Container Market Trends




  • Environmentally friendly food containers




The need for food containers has increased in this worldwide industry. There are more environmentally friendly food containers being produced as people grow more conscious of environmental problems. Also, this industry will keep expanding as individuals pay more attention to their health. Also, this business will have a lot of potential throughout the expected time because of the growing need for perishable goods like dairy and meat that may be preserved in environmentally friendly containers. Thus, throughout the anticipated period, ecologically friendly food containers will drive the expansion of the market.


Food Container Market Segment Insights


Food Container Type Insights


The market segmentation, based on Type, includes Rigid, Flexible. The Rigid segment holds the majority share in 2022, contributing to the global Food Container revenue. Owing to various properties of rigid packaging like high impact strength, high stiffness, and high barrier properties it is widely used in the market for packing food and beverages as it prevents damage and helps in providing convenience in handling.


Food Container Material Insights


Based on Material, the market segmentation includes Plastic, Paper & Paperboard, Metal, and Glass. The Plastic segment dominated the market. This segment’s growth can be attributed to the plastic’s resilience against extreme exterior circumstances and lightweight nature, which allows the product to be handled and moved with ease.


Food Container Application Insights


Based on Application, the market segmentation includes Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Meat Products, Frozen Foods, Baked, and Confectionary Products. The Frozen Food segment is the largest segment of the market.


Figure 2: Food Container Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)
Food Container Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Food Container Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America is the largest segment of the market in terms of region. This is due to a rise in packaged product consumption, increased acceptance of small-sized food containers in the home, reduced waste, and increased demand for fresh food.


The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing region in the market. This is attributed to the changing consumer lifestyles, increased demand for canned food, increased disposable income of people, and increased popularity of packaged goods.


Figure 3: FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Food Container Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the market grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Food Container industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Food Container industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including Bemis Company Inc, Berry Plastics Corporation, Seal Packaging, Graham Packaging Company, Graphic Packaging International, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


Bemis Company Inc. is a global supplier of flexible and rigid packaging products and solutions. It offers a wide range of packaging products, including flexible packaging such as pouches, bags, and shrink films, as well as rigid packaging such as containers and lids. Their products are used for a variety of applications, including food and beverage, healthcare, personal care, and industrial products. They also offer printing and graphics services to help customers with branding and labeling needs.


Berry Global Inc is a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products and engineered materials. The product portfolio includes a wide range of packaging solutions, including flexible packaging, rigid packaging, nonwoven materials, and medical packaging. The company serves a diverse range of markets, including food and beverage, healthcare, personal care, and industrial markets. Some of the products that Berry Global produces include plastic films, bags, pouches, bottles, jars, and closures. The company is also a leading producer of nonwoven materials used in hygiene products, medical apparel, and filtration.


List of the Key Companies in the Food Container Market Includes

Food Container Industry Developments


August 2022: Seal Packaging announced it had introduced fresh eco-friendly packaging options. The first UKCA-marked plastic-free paper cups, the It's not paper bag collection, a workable and ecological replacement for conventional paper bags, and the Compostabowl are just a few of the new, creative goods now being introduced.


Food Container Market Segmentation


Food Container Type Outlook



  • Rigid

  • Flexible


Food Container Material Outlook



  • Plastic

  • Paper & Paperboard

  • Metal

  • Glass


Food Container Application Outlook



  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Dairy

  • Meat Products

  • Frozen Food

  • Baked

  • Confectionary Products


Food Container Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 297.33 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 311.47 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 410.51 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.11% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Material, Application, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Bemis Company Inc, Berry Plastics Corporation, Seal Packaging, Graham Packaging Company, Graphic Packaging International, Ball Corporation, Constar International UK Ltd, Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Plastipak Holdings Inc, PRINTPACK
Key Market Opportunities Increasing awareness related to environmental issues Growing health awareness
Key Market Dynamics Governments of various emerging countries passed regulations regarding greenhouse emissions




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Food Container Market size was valued at USD 297.33 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.11% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

North America had the largest share of the global Food Containers market.

The key players in the market are Bemis Company Inc, Berry Plastics Corporation, Seal Packaging, Graham Packaging Company, Graphic Packaging International, Ball Corporation, Constar International UK Ltd, Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Plastipak Holdings Inc, PRINTPACK.

The Rigid category dominated the market in 2022.

The Frozen Food segment had the largest share of the global market for Food containers.

Key Questions Answered

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