Packaging Materials Market

Packaging materials market: read the most recent datasets empowered by an Ai-driven business intelligence tool. Datasets provide exports, production, market size, trade, imports, consumption, market prices, and companies. Here is a split by country, including the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, EU, the U.S., Russia, the U.K., and China. Market dynamics and outlook to 2030 are also featured in the snapshots.


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Packaging Materials - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2United States
3Japan
4India
5Germany

In value terms, China led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States. It was followed by Japan.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China totaled +12.2%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the United States (-11.3% per year) and Japan (-9.2% per year).

Packaging Materials Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Russia772735538-16.5%
Belgium854723611-15.4%
Austria772674617-10.6%
United States881837700-10.9%
Netherlands822720705-7.4%
Germany892785714-10.5%
Poland944833755-10.6%
France971854786-10.0%
Canada916907840-4.2%
Italy10301034846-9.4%
Sweden897874855-2.4%
Finland9931045912-4.2%
China1041109310661.2%
Average891837751-8.2%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China ($1,066 per ton), while Russia ($538 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
United States118211611039-6.2%
Canada9479639600.7%
Mexico897874846-2.9%
Spain915867815-5.6%
France924849815-6.1%
United Kingdom928837809-6.6%
Netherlands847801792-3.3%
Turkey881823766-6.8%
China970898758-11.6%
Germany881809754-7.5%
Italy856758730-7.7%
Poland813724683-8.3%
Belgium845789681-10.2%
Average919863809-6.2%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the United States ($1,039 per ton), while Belgium ($681 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Canada, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Packaging Materials - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Germany4.54.13.9-7.4%
United States3.63.43.1-7.6%
China2.52.22.50.0%
Italy2.92.42.3-10.3%
Poland2.32.12.2-1.8%

In value terms, the largest packaging materials importing markets worldwide were Germany ($3.9B), the United States ($3.1B) and China ($2.5B), with a combined 20% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Italy, Poland, Mexico, France, the UK, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey, which together accounted for a further 35%.

Belgium recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Packaging Materials - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States8.17.16.6-9.8%
Germany6.96.45.9-7.8%
Sweden5.75.45.3-3.7%
Finland4.343.7-7.0%
China2.62.93.312.0%

In value terms, the United States ($6.6B), Germany ($5.9B) and Sweden ($5.3B) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, together accounting for 36% of global exports. Finland, China, France, Canada, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 36%.

Belgium saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Packaging Materials - Market Forecast

Driven by rising demand for packaging materials worldwide, the market is expected to start an upward consumption trend over the next decade. The performance of the market is forecast to increase slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Packaging Materials - Top Companies

Westrock Company, Amcor Flexibles Burgdorf GmbH, AMCOR FINANCE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AMCOR PACKAGING (ASIA) PTY LTD, AMCOR INVESTMENTS PROPRIETARY LIMITED, AMCOR FLEXIBLES (PORT MELBOURNE) PTY LTD, Amcor Specialty Cartons Switzerland GmbH, AMCOR EUROPEAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD, Packaging Corporation of America, SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE TUNISIENNE DE L'ENVELOPPE ET DU CARTONNAGE, Sonoco Products Company, Graphic Packaging Holding Company, Westrock Mwv, LLC, Graphic Packaging International Partners, LLC, Graphic Packaging International, LLC, Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., OJI MATERIA CO., LTD., Jiangsu Lee & Man Paper Mfg Co.,Ltd., Cartocor Chile SA, CHENG LOONG CORPORATION

Packaging Materials - Product Coverage

  • HS 480411 - Kraft paper and paperboard; kraftliner, uncoated, unbleached, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480419 - Kraft paper and paperboard; kraftliner, uncoated, bleached, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480511 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, semi-chemical fluting paper, rolls or sheets
  • HS 480512 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, straw fluting paper, rolls or sheets
  • HS 480519 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, fluting paper other than semi-chemical or straw, rolls or sheets
  • HS 480524 - Paper & paperboard; uncoated, testliner (recycled linerboard), weight 150g/m2, or less, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480525 - Paper & paperboard; uncoated, testliner (recycled linerboard), weight over 150g/m2, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480591 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight 150g/m2 or less, in rolls or sheets, n.e.c. in heading no.4805
  • HS 480442 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight between 150 and 225g/m2, bleached uniformly throughout, more than 95% of total fibre content consists of chemically processed wood fibres, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480449 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight more than 150g/m2 but less than 225g/m2, in rolls or sheets, n.e.s. in item no. 4804.4, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480451 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, unbleached, weight 225g/m2 or more, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480452 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight 225g/m2 or more, bleached uniformly throughout, more than 95% of total fibre content consists of chemically processed wood fibres, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480459 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight 225g/m2 or more, in rolls or sheets, n.e.s. in item no. 4804.5, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480592 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight more than 150g/m2 but less than 225 g/m2, in rolls or sheets, n.e.c. in heading no. 4805
  • HS 481032 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uniformly bleached throughout, coated with inorganic substances, more than 95% of chemically processed wood fibres, weight more than 150g/m2, for non-graphic purposes, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 481039 - Kraft paper and paperboard; coated with kaolin or other inorganic substances only, for non-graphic purposes, n.e.s. in item no. 4810.31 and 4810.32, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 481092 - Paper and paperboard; multi-ply, coated with kaolin or other inorganic substances only, for non-graphic purposes, n.e.c. in heading no. 4810, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 481151 - Paper and paperboard; coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives), bleached, weighing more than 150g/m2, other than goods of heading no. 4803, 4809, or 4810
  • HS 481159 - Paper and paperboard; coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives), other than bleached and weighing more than 150g/m2, other than goods of heading no. 4803, 4809, or 4810
  • HS 480421 - Kraft paper and paperboard; sack kraft paper, uncoated, unbleached, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480429 - Kraft paper and paperboard; sack kraft paper, uncoated, bleached, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480431 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, unbleached, weight 150g/m2 or less, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480439 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uncoated, bleached, weight 150g/m2 or less, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803
  • HS 480530 - Paper and paperboard; sulphite wrapping paper, uncoated, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480610 - Paper; vegetable parchment, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480620 - Paper; greaseproof papers, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480640 - Paper; glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 4808 - Paper and paperboard, corrugated (with or without glued flat surface sheets), creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated, in rolls or sheets other than those of heading no. 4803 or 4818
  • HS 481031 - Kraft paper and paperboard; uniformly bleached throughout, coated with inorganic substances, more than 95% of chemically processed wood fibres, weight 150g/m2 or less, for non-graphic purposes, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 481099 - Paper and paperboard; coated with inorganic substances only, whether or not surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, n.e.s. in heading no. 4810, in rolls or sheets
  • HS 480593 - Paper and paperboard; uncoated, weight 225/m2 or more, in rolls or sheets, n.e.c. in heading no. 4805
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