Plastic Container Market

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Plastic Container - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2United States
3India
4Indonesia
5Brazil

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

In China, the plastic container market expanded at an average annual rate of +3.9% over the period from 2018-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the United States (+0.0% per year) and India (+6.5% per year).

Plastic Container Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Malaysia2709264928121.9%
India326931402820-7.1%
Netherlands340931843318-1.3%
United States498744993498-16.2%
Italy372637723648-1.1%
France374536223713-0.4%
Poland412039683821-3.7%
South Korea394637173877-0.9%
Mexico498249344190-8.3%
Germany3854385741944.3%
Taiwan (Chinese)4458515747232.9%
China4841497049961.6%
Canada4966512652653.0%
Average422442034030-2.3%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Canada ($5,265 per ton), while Malaysia ($2,812 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Canada1648667246637-36.6%
China4813467352094.0%
Mexico2915949364897-59.0%
Germany4222408245113.4%
France549244014290-11.6%
Thailand3893397041663.4%
United States492350653830-11.8%
Indonesia425132683575-8.3%
Austria3524345135400.2%
South Korea363935243504-1.9%
Netherlands344233103422-0.3%
Belgium346034923007-6.8%
United Kingdom374026342770-13.9%
Average454341294027-5.9%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Canada ($6,637 per ton), while the UK ($2,770 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 more modest paces of growth.

Plastic Container - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States1.71.71.4-8.7%
Germany0.60.60.63.7%
Mexico0.40.50.614.0%
Canada0.50.50.53.5%
United Kingdom0.40.30.3-2.5%

In value terms, the United States ($1.4B) constitutes the largest market for imported plastic containers worldwide, comprising 16% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($631M), with a 7.2% share of global imports. It was followed by Mexico, with a 6.5% share.

In the United States, plastic container imports contracted by an average annual rate of -8.7% over the period from 2018-2020. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+3.7% per year) and Mexico (+14.0% per year).

Plastic Container - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
China1.11.21.621.7%
United States1.11.11.10.4%
Germany0.70.70.7-3.0%
Canada0.50.50.50.9%
Mexico0.30.30.423.9%

In value terms, the largest plastic container supplying countries worldwide were China ($1.6B), the United States ($1.1B) and Germany ($668M), together comprising 38% of global exports. Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan (Chinese), Poland and India lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Taiwan (Chinese) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Plastic Container - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for plastic container worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding 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.

Plastic Container - Product Coverage

  • HS 392390 - Plastics; articles for the conveyance or packing of goods n.e.s. in heading no. 3923
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