Global Pet Food Packaging Market By Material (Paper & Paperboard, Plastic, Metal, and Others), By Product (Cans, Folding Cartons, Bags & Pouches, Plastic Bottles & Jars, and Others), By Animal Type (Cat, Dog, Fish, and Others), By Application (Dry Food, Pet Treats, Wet Food, and Frozen Food), By Region and Companies - Industry Segment Outlook, Market Assessment, Competition Scenario, Trends and Forecast 2022-2032
- Published date: May 2023
- Report ID: 22132
- Number of Pages: 221
Pet Food Packaging Overview:
The market for global pet food packaging is estimated to be worth USD 11,520 million in 2021 and will grow at a 5.2% compound annual growth rate over the forecast period.
Pet food packaging products manufacturers have had to come up with new product offerings in order to meet consumer demand for convenience. The industry has witnessed a steady demand to provide pet treats and food with single-serve packaging.
Global Pet Food Packaging Market:
The industry is further sub-segmented by material, including paper & paperboard, and plastics. Metals are also included. The fastest-growing segment in the industry is expected to be plastics over the forecast period. The increasing popularity of stand-up bags and pouches drives the demand for plastics. Flexible packaging is gaining popularity in the industry, which is the main factor driving the plastics market’s growth.
Over the forecast period, paper and paperboard are also expected to see significant growth. The rise of concerns regarding plastics in packaging materials, particularly in emerging countries, is driving paper and paperboard-based packaging product sales around the world. Sustainability has become the key word in this industry and will continue to be so in the coming years.
To make cans, metals are used extensively. They are also combined with other materials, such as paper and plastics. Caps and closures are other examples of a metal application. Metals are preferred because of their structural strength and the ability to extend shelf life on retail shelves.
Metals’ growth has been restricted by concerns about the low recycling rates of metal cans. Despite the fact that aluminum cans are recyclable infinitely, many studies around the globe show that less than 20% of aluminum cans (or cans) are recycled annually. Many prominent pet food producers, including Nestle Purina (USA), have taken initiative to teach pet owners the importance of recycling cans.
According to product type, the industry is divided into plastic bottles & containers, bags & pouches (folding cartons), plastic bottles & glass, and cans. The market was dominated by cans in 2018, with more than USD 6,000 million in revenue. North America is home to the greatest can-can demand. This segment has grown significantly thanks to canning innovations. Manufacturers have been introducing seasonal and new flavors to their cans in recent times to increase sales. Merrick Pet Care, a U.S.-based producer, offers seasonal recipes like New Year’s Eve Pawty or Howl O’Ween Stew in canned cans.
The fastest growth is predicted for the bag & pouches market over the forecast period. The popularity of reclosable pouches with stand-up pockets has increased around the world. They are expected to soon outstrip their metal counterparts. Cups and tubs can also be used as substitutes for metal containers.
This can be attributed in part to the increasing industry demand for lightweight packaging material.
Pet food manufacturers love folding cartons because of their high sustainability scores. These cartons also make printing easier. The versatility of folding cartons allows for bright designs that are appealing to consumers in all retail outlets. The industry is embracing transparent packaging options such as folding cartons.
You can also find pet food packaging products in tubs, cups or caps. The other segment is expected to grow moderately over the period, as many of the products listed above can be used with other packaging materials, such as paper & board, plastics, and cans.
Animal Type Analysis
According to animal type, the market is divided into fish, cats, and dogs. The largest animal type market was the dog segment is 2021, followed closely by the cat segment. The packaging application possibilities include a wide variety of dog food products such as treats, snacks, and bones. This will likely favor its growth in the near future.
In the near future, the cat segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace. The key driver of growth in this segment is the rising consumption of gourmet foods. The concept of premiumization has helped to increase sales in this sector around the globe.
Globally, there have been numerous initiatives to increase the demand for convenient packaging in the cat food market. Nestle S.A. (a Switzerland-based F&B firm) announced its intention to enter the Indian market in July 2019. It introduced Friskies cat food brand Friskies to India. These developments indicate a growing need for packaging products.
Others include animals like rabbits, reptiles, and guineapigs. This segment is expected to see moderate growth because the adoption rate of the animals listed above is low. Most pet owners prefer cats or dogs. These animals are unlikely to be adopted, which will lead to lower demand for their packaging products in the future.
According to their application, the industry can be divided into dry, frozen, and wet food. With a market share greater than 51% in 2021, the dry segment was the largest. It is expected that it will continue to dominate the market during the forecast period. The presence of many international players is also helping to drive this market. Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., Procter & Gamble, heristo aktiengesellschaft, are some of the most prominent.
In the short term, however, dry food will lose market share to frozen and wet segments. Dry food sales have shown signs of stagnation in countries like the U.S. but wet and frozen products continue to enjoy high sales all over the world, particularly in the cat category.
For treats, stand-up bags are the best packaging option. These pouches provide superior protection against moisture and UV light. These pouches are widely used in the dog treats segment, while cans are most commonly used in the cat food category.
Key Market Segments:
- Paper & Paperboard
- Folding Cartons
- Bags & Pouches
- Plastic Bottles & Jars
- Dry Food
- Pet Treats
- Wet Food
- Frozen Food
The mass-market continues to see the entry of several premium specialty brands for pet food. This is a good thing as well as a decrease in the gap between specialty and mass market. Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., one of the most prominent players in premium specialty food, recently entered the mass marketplace. This development, along with the rising demand for premium products, has resulted in a greater demand for convenient packaging products.
Metal was the biggest material segment with a market share of close to 59% in 2021. This market is expected to maintain its dominant position for the entire forecast period. This market is growing due to the rising demand for metal cans around the world, particularly in North America. These cans are highly valued by brands for their strength, durability, and impact resistance.
Metal containers are likely to be replaced by flexible plastic packaging, as there is increasing concern about the environmental impact of plastic-based products. Stand-up pouches, bags, and other plastic-based products can help you save money on packaging and manufacturing while also improving the overall look of your package.
The pet food packaging industry has seen a major trend of increasing use in the functional and fortified products space. This is due to the rapid expansion of this industry following numerous flavor innovations in food offerings around the world. Manufacturers use packaging products to convey messages about health to buyers and shoppers in an effort to drive sales.
Online platforms have seen a growing demand for packaging products in recent years. Recognizing this trend prominent players in the industry have intensified their efforts to target consumers through eCommerce websites. Key players in this market will soon choose the internet platform for distribution.
North America was the market leader in global pet food packaging in 2021, accounting for over half of all the revenue. In 2021, North America accounted for the largest share of the global pet food packaging market. This is due to American consumers’ tendency to personalize their pets. North America is America’s largest market. Canada is second. Despite the significant growth in dog food packaging sales over the years, it is expected that the cat food packaging industry will see a high demand in the near term due to the growing popularity of cat food products in wet cat food.
Europe was the second-largest export market in 2021. This region is also a significant importer of pet foods and packaging products. For example, Germany imports products from France, China (France), China, and Poland. Europe is an important contributor to the industry’s success.
Asia Pacific is expected to show the highest CAGR for the period. As nuclear families become more common, the Asia Pacific pet food market continues to grow. Humanization is expected to increase the market’s growth in the Asia Pacific region. Japan, India, China, and China will likely be the largest markets in the Asia Pacific.
Key Regions and Countries covered іn thе rероrt:
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
Amcor plc, Crown, Bemis Company Inc., WestRock Company, ProAmpac, BALL CORPORATION, Mondi, Silgan Holdings Inc., and Sonoco Products Company, are just some of the notable players in this market. These companies work with a strong network of distributors all over the world.
To keep up with the industry’s changing landscape, major players have developed a range of strategies. These strategies include mergers and acquisitions, product diversification, capacity expansion, and product differentiation. To ensure steady demand for their products, these companies have also established long-term supply arrangements with pet food producers.
Key Market Players:
- Amcor plc
- Bemis Company Inc.
- WestRock Company
- BALL CORPORATION
- Silgan Holdings Inc.
- Other Key Players
For the Pet Food Packaging Market research study, the following years have been considered to estimate the market size:
Attribute Report Details
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Long Term Projection Year
Competitive Landscape, Revenue analysis, Company Share Analysis, Manufacturers Analysis, Volume by Manufacturers, Key Segments, Key company analysis, Market Trends, Distribution Channel, Market Dynamics, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, strategy for existing players to grab maximum market share, and more.
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa
United States, Canada and Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy, China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Q: What is the Pet Food Packaging market size in 2021?
The Pet Food Packaging market size is US$ 11,520 million for 2021.Q: What is the CAGR for the Pet Food Packaging market?
The Pet Food Packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during 2023-2032.Q: What are the segments covered in the Pet Food Packaging market report?
Market.US has segmented the Global Pet Food Packaging Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis by Region, 2022 market by geographic (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East and Africa). By material, market has been segmented into paper & paperboard, plastic, metal, and others. By product, the market has been further divided into cans, bags & pouches, folding cartons, plastic bottles & jars, and others. By animal type, market has been segmented into dog, cat, fish, and others. By application, the market has been further divided into dry food, wet food, pet treats, and frozen food.Q: Who are the key players in the Pet Food Packaging market?
Amcor plc, Crown, Bemis Company Inc., ProAmpac, WestRock Company, BALL CORPORATION, Mondi, Silgan Holdings Inc., and Other Key Players, are the key vendors in the Pet Food Packaging market.Q: Which region is more attractive for vendors in the Pet Food Packaging market?
North America accounted for the highest market share of 52.3% among the other regions. Therefore, the Pet Food Packaging market in North America is expected to garner significant business opportunities for the vendors during the forecast period.Q: What are the key markets for Pet Food Packaging?
U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, and Germany are key areas of operation for Pet Food Packaging Market.Q: Which segment has the largest share in the Pet Food Packaging market?
In the Pet Food Packaging market, vendors should focus on grabbing business opportunities from the plastics segment as it accounted for the largest market share in the base year.
- Amcor plc
- Bemis Company Inc.
- WestRock Company
- BALL CORPORATION
- Silgan Holdings Inc.
- Other Key Players
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