Global Plastic Container Market Research Report- Forecast 2030

Plastic Container Market, By Material (PET, PP, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, and others), By product (Bottles & Jars, Cups & bowls, Bags & Pouches, and others), By Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Consumer goods, and others) - Forecast 2030.

ID: MRFR/PNT/1487-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 110 Pages         

Plastic Container Market

Plastic Container Market is projected to be worth USD 58,150 Million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2022-2030).

Product Bottles & Jars Cups & bowls Bags & Pouches
Application Food & Beverages Personal Care Pharmaceutical Consumer goods
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Graham Packaging (U.S.)    Constar International(U.S.)    Amcor Limited(Australia)    International Packaging (U.S.)    Anchor Packaging Incorporated(U.S)    Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG (Austria)    Plastipak Packaging(U.S)    Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated (U.K)    Plastipak Packaging(U.S)
Market Driving Forces   Development of an economy
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Plastic Container Market Overview

Plastic Container Market is projected to be worth USD 58,150 Million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2022-2030). Plastics have emerged as one of the basic models for the existence of life and an effective alternative to packaging materials of glass, paper, wood, metal, and others.  

Plastic containers are widely used because of their cost-effectiveness and non-reactivity with food, beverages and cosmetics. They are light-weighted, pocket friendly, eco-friendly etc. The global plastic container market is highly competitive as compared to other packaging products plastics are affordable, cost-effective, and preserve food without contaminating it. Plastic containers are gaining popularity worldwide due to their improved living standards in developing countries and in developed countries, where people have become more aware of their hygiene and understand the role of the environment. To preserve them, they choose eco-friendly products. The recent data released by the United Nations have Sustainable Development Goals, which asks to combat pollution. It is also essential to combat pollution and switch to recyclable plastics, which substitutes the other product container and is the best solution to every problem.

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Competitive Landscape

The key players in this market include:

Graham Packaging (U.S.), Constar International(U.S.), Amcor Limited(Australia), International Packaging (U.S.), Anchor Packaging Incorporated(U.S), Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG (Austria), Plastipak Packaging(U.S), Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated (U.K), Plastipak Packaging(U.S), Rahway Steel Drum Company(U.S.) and The Plastic Bottles Company(U.K.).

All these key players in this market value have proved their worth with the strategic planning and the business's implementation. They have been focusing on bringing the latest technologies into the industry and have also never compromised on the quality of the products they manufacture. They have also been striving hard to ensure that this market size reaches all time high by taking various necessary steps.

Market Dynamics

Various factors promote the growth of the plastic container market:

  • Economy: The economy is one of the significant factors that drive theMarket Analysis, and subsequently, the development of an economy has a substantial impact on its development.

  • Buying pattern: Buying pattern of the consumer produces a lot of impact on the Market Share. With the change in the practice, the Market Value has seen an upward trend within the last few years.

  • Sustainability: Sustainability has led to the Market Growth to a great extent and will keep doing that in the future.

Certain factors have been restraining the growth of the market too. These include:

  • Raw material prices: The raw material prices for the containers keep on fluctuating, causing a restrained growth of plastic container Market.

  • Regulations imposed by various administrative bodies locally and regionally.

Regulatory Implications

Strict anti-regulatory implications have been imposed on the use of plastic material, impacting the plastic container Market Outlook to a great extent. This has led to challenges for the Market Revenue. According to a recent report, almost right states in the US have imposed a ban on plastic products. There was even a law passed in 2020, according to which all the carry bags made up of plastics were banned, and therefore no one is allowed to distribute such as to anyone in the prohibited states. Though, recyclable plastics are going to stay in demand for a long.

According to the FDA guidelines, sustainable plastics can be used in developing countries in the form of plastic containers for storing food. Regulations like these have boosted the manufacturers to focus their production on sustainable plastics like PET. However, it is essential to combat pollution, which is harmful, which might seem to affect the Market Growth. Still, measures like recyclable plastics and substitutes that are biodegradable are the best solutions for such problems.

Market Segmentation

The market is broadly classified into three subtypes, namely:

  • By application

  • By material

  • By product

By Application:

Based on the application, the plastic container market has the following subtypes:

  • Personal care

  • Foods and beverages

  • Consumer goods

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Others

By Material:

On the basis, if applicable, this Industry has the following subtypes:

  • PP

  • PET

  • PVC

  • HDPE

  • LDPE

  • Others

By Product:

Based on the products, the food container market has the following subdivisions:

  • Cups and bowls

  • Bottles and Jars

  • Bags and pouches

  • Others

Global Plastic container Market: Segmentation

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Regional Analysis

The plastic container Market Size has grown considerably in various fields like foods and beverages, health care, etc. Moreover, the risk of getting damaged is much lesser when packed in the plastic container during transportation, but until the time it gets delivered to thee and users. The food and beverage industry dominates the plastic container Industry in the developed regions like the US. Europe then follows it. In Europe, the main focus is on the recycling of plastics.

The region that has emerged as the most dominant one in the last few years is the Asia Pacific. The primary reason for its growth is as follows:

  • Improving lifestyles

  • Inclination towards convenience

  • Urbanization

  • The popularity of disposable items

The areas in Asia pacific that has shown tremendous growth are China and India. They have proved to be one of the best markets for the packaged food industry, with demand for pouches, cans, and other durable containers increasing rapidly.

Recent developments

April 2021- The recycling partnership of the UN has announced the second round of funding to tackle the harmful effects of plastics and encourage recyclable plastic through its Polypropylene recycling coalition program. 


The plastic Industry has faced a significant setback in its product marketing because of the harmful effects it causes on the environment. Plastic pollution also causes a dangerous effect on marine life as plastics take millions and millions of years to decompose.  


March 2021- The Green Science Alliance developed Nano cellulose with Biomass polyethene and biomass polyamide, which is light on the environment and causes negligible effects.


March 2021- The Dutch land plastics announced new initiatives toward social responsibility to spread awareness of the harmful effects of plastics on the environment. It promotes electric vehicles to reduce pollution to the environment from the harmful gases released from vehicles.Market Size of Global Plastic Container Market by Regions (USD Billion)

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Report Overview

The reports prepared for the companies about the Global plastic container market comprise extensive research carried out by highly skilled professionals. These have the details of all the quantitative and qualitative approaches by the experts of the industry. They have also given a deeper insight into this market trends. A clear picture of the market scenario is discussed in the report, including stage projected and the historical this Market Outlook. The points that have also been considered in the report include technological advancements, value and volume, governing factors, and the market's macro-economic factors. Details and the strategies being implemented by the top players in the market have also been included in the report. The companies also get to see a broader aspects of different this market analysis.

Plastic containers have been used worldwide as the most preferred material for packaging. One of the primary reasons for its popularity in packaging material is that it can be molded into various products that can be utilized in many applications. While we talk about plastic packaging, they in life food containers, pouches, and even plastic bottles. The significant elements they are made up of are plastics like PP, PET, HDPE, and others. The plastic containers are durable and ensure that the chemical properties or the nutrients of the products stay intact.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 58,150 Million
  CAGR   5%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period    2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Product, and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Graham Packaging (U.S.), Constar International(U.S.), Amcor Limited(Australia), International Packaging (U.S.), Anchor Packaging Incorporated(U.S), Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG (Austria), Plastipak Packaging(U.S), Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated (U.K), Plastipak Packaging(U.S), Rahway Steel Drum Company(U.S.) and The Plastic Bottles Company(U.K.)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D amongst major key players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Development of an economy
  • Buying pattern of the consumer produces

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Increasing demand for beverages is presumed to drive the growth of the plastic container market.

    Implementation of stringent regulations can restrain market growth.

    The different product based segments are bottles & jars, bags & pouches, cups & bowls, and others.

    The segments of the plastic container market based on application are consumer goods, personal care, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and others.

    The main players are Amcor Limited(Australia), Anchor Packaging Incorporated (U.S), Graham Packaging (U.S.), Plastipak Packaging (U.S), Alpack (Ireland), The Plastic Bottles Company(U.K.), Rahway Steel Drum Company(U.S.), International Packaging (U.S.), Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG (Austria), Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated (U.K), and Constar International(U.S.).