Liquid Packaging Market (By Packaging Type: Flexible [Sachets, Films, and Pouches], Rigid [Bottles, Paperboard, Drums, Cans, and Containers]; By Raw Material: Paper, Plastics (PP, PET, and PE), Glass, Metal; By Technique: Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Aseptic Packaging, Intelligent Packaging, and Vacuum Packaging; By End-use: Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals, and Household Care) - Global Market Size, Trends Analysis, Segment Forecasts, Regional Outlook 2020 - 2027


The global liquid packaging market size accounted at US$ 449.49 billion and predicted to hit around US$ 657.5 billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 4.9% from 2020 to 2027.

Liquid Packaging Market Size 2020 to 2027

Glass, paper & paper boards, metals (tinplate, foils & laminates, aluminum, & tin-free steel), and plastics are the materials that have traditionally been uses in the food packaging. Further, emergence of aluminum films for packaging application expected to upend the food packaging industry and further propels the growth of liquid packaging market over the upcoming years. In addition, rising trend towards freshness and quality of the food in the duration of storage and distribution expected to impel the market growth for liquid packaging.

Furthermore, increasing application of plastics for beverage packaging because of its low cost compared to other materials such as glass and tin-plates likely to prosper the growth of the market. Plastics offer some functional advantages over other packaging materials that include microwavability, thermo-sealability, unlimited sizes & shapes, and optical properties is the other prime factors that boosts the growth of the liquid packaging. Use of plastic material separates the contact of product from environment that protects it from moisture and bacteria, thereby increasing its shelf life.

In addition, large number of people shifting towards urban areas expected to propel the growth of liquid packaging in for supporting transportation of liquid products over long distance along with increasing their shelf life. Attraction towards lifestyle coupled with greater opportunity for income in the urban areas draws large number of population towards cities.

Report Highlights Details
Market Size USD 657.5 Billion by 2027
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.9% from 2020 to 2027
Base Year 2020
Historic Data 2017 to 2020
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027
Segments Covered Packaging Type, Raw Material, Technique, End-use
Regional Scope North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEAN, Rest of the World
Companies Mentoned Comar LLC, Tetra Laval International S.A., Liqui-Box Corporation, Evergreen Packaging Inc., International Paper Company, BillerudKorsnäs AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Packaging Type Insights

In terms of value, rigid packaging emerged as a dominant segment, accounting for the major market share of over 85.5% in 2020. Rigid packaging is extensively used to manufacture the packaging solutions for pharmaceutical drugs and beverages. This is mainly because of the exceptional properties of rigid packaging over other packaging type that includes excellent shelf-life and ease of transport & carrying.

Liquid Packaging Market Share, By Packaging Type, 2020 (%)

On the other side, increasing application of flexible packaging materials owing to light weight, low transportation cost, and flexibility in the size & shape of the package anticipated to boost the growth of flexible packaging solutions over the upcoming years.

Raw Material Insights

In terms of raw material, plastics led the global liquid packaging market and accounted for more than half of the value share in the year 2019. Plastics are the most preferred material in the manufacturing of packaging solutions for different end-use verticals such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage, household care, and personal care.

However, paper segment likely to exhibit significant growth over the coming years owing to its excellent properties that include better environmental protection and high recyclability. A further, stringent government norm on restricting the usage of non-degradable plastics is the other major factors that impel the demand for paper materials. Suppliers of paper packaging solutions such as paperboard containers and boxes have increased their production capacities in response to meet the dynamic market conditions.

Regional Insights

In terms of region, the Asia Pacific exhibits the highest demand for liquid packaging and accounted for around 40% value share in the year 2019. This is primarily because of the favorable government policies for manufacturers, expansion in pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors, and the shifting of the production facilities in the region due to low operating and labor costs.

Liquid Packaging Market Share By Region 2020 (%)

Besides this, North America expected to grow at a moderate rate over the forecast period. The U.S. is considered as the leading contributor towards the growth of the region because of prominent demand for liquid packaging along with rising implementation of paper products over other harmful materials in the region expected to propel the demand for liquid packaging in North America in the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global liquid packaging market seeks intense competition among the market players because of rapid changes in the consumer preference that drive large number of innovation and product development. Further, the brand managers are largely focused towards grabbing maximum market share on the global scale on account of product differentiation and customization. For instance, in March 2020, Smurfit Kappa’s new Top Clip solution was launched by a beer brewer Royal Grolsch as a paper-based material replacement for the plastic shrink wrap that are currently used on their can multi-packs.

Some of the prominent players in the liquid packaging market include:

  • Comar LLC
  • Tetra Laval International S.A.
  • Liqui-Box Corporation
  • Evergreen Packaging Inc.
  • International Paper Company
  • BillerudKorsnäs AB
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Klabin Paper
  • The DOW Chemical Company
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Mondi PLC.

Segments Covered in the Report

This research study comprises complete assessment of the market by means of far-reaching qualitative and quantitative perceptions, and predictions regarding the market. This report delivers classification of marketplace into impending and niche sectors. Further, this research study calculates market size and its development drift at global, regional, and country from 2016 to 2027. This report contains market breakdown and its revenue estimation by classifying it on the basis of packaging type, raw material, technique, end-use, and region:

Liquid Packaging Market Segmentation

By Packaging Type

  • Flexible
    • Sachets
    • Films
    • Pouches
  • Rigid
    • Bottles
    • Paperboard
    • Drums
    • Cans
    • Containers

By Raw Material

  • Paper
  • Plastics
    • PP
    • PET
    • PE
  • Glass
  • Metal

By Technique

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
  • Aseptic Packaging
  • Intelligent Packaging
  • Vacuum Packaging

By End-use

  • Personal Care
  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Household Care

By Regional Outlook

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of liquid packaging market?
Precedence Research says the global liquid packaging market size is expected to be worth around US$ 657.5 billion by 2027.
The global liquid packaging market is growing at a rising CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
In terms of packaging type, rigid packaging emerged as a dominant segment because of its extensive use for packaging solutions in pharmaceutical drugs and beverages industry.
Based on raw material, plastics led the global liquid packaging market and accounted for more than half of the value share in the year 2019 owing to its excellent properties.
The Asia Pacific exhibits the highest demand for liquid packaging and accounted for around 40% value share in 2019 due to favorable government policies along with expansion in pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors.
Some of the key players operating in the market are Comar LLC, Tetra Laval International S.A., Liqui-Box Corporation, Evergreen Packaging Inc., International Paper Company, BillerudKorsnäs AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Klabin Paper, The DOW Chemical Company, Smurfit Kappa Group, and Mondi PLC, among others.
Increasing technological advancements in packaging standards for the delivery of wide range of products in order to maintain the quality and freshness of the packed products is the major factor that augments the growth of liquid packaging market. Further, rising utilization of packaging products for marketing purpose is the prime factor that is responsible for the increasing demand of the liquid packaging products. Changing lifestyle habits along with rising health consciousness among consumers likely to drive the demand for FMCG products that includes juices and fitness drinks or functional drinks that in turn impacts the demand for liquid packaging positively over the coming years.
Liquid packaging demands the toughness of packaging materials, high seal integrity, and resistive to cracking, for avoiding the degradation and leakage of the products while delivery in complex transportation.

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