Bulk Container Packaging Market

Analysis by Product Type (Bulk Containers, Bulk Container Liners, Flexitanks, and Others); by Materials {Plastic (PP, PVC, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, and Others), Metals, Wood, Paperboard, Fiber, and Others}; and by End-User (Food & Beverage, Petroleum & Lubricants, Paint & Dyes, Pharmaceuticals, and Others) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023-2033

Buy Now
Report ID: 4512 | Published On: Feb 10, 2023
Request Free Sample Copy

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global bulk container packaging market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 35 million by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 20 Million in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be ascribed to the rising international sea-borne trade, especially over the past decade, which, in turn, is boosting the demand for bulk cargo. For instance, in 2018, approximately 3000 million tons of bulk cargo were loaded with bulk commodities on the global merchant fleet.

bulk container market overviewGet more information on this report:Download Sample PDF

Global bulk container packaging market trends such as, skyrocketing demand for plastic-based packaging solutions and higher production of plastic across the globe are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. For instance, the total production of plastic worldwide was estimated to be around USD 350 million metric tons in 2020. Moreover, the up-surged freight transportation services index (TSI) and booming demand for gasoline are further expected to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period. Based on the statistics provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the TSI index increased by 5.0% from August 2021 to August 2022. Hence, all these factors are estimated to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period. 

bulk container market overview
Get more information on this report: Request Sample PDF

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 20 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~USD 35 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Export of Alcohol to Boost the Market Growth- As per the data provided by the World Bank, in 2019, the alcohol export volume by country (in liters) was stated to be from China (24,063,200), Singapore (2,119,260), EU (87,137,400), USA (17,728,200), Germany (21,724,500), and others. Alcohol is produced differently in various countries highly influenced by the culture and atmosphere of that particular place. But by exporting and importing the specific alcohol of different places, the economy gets robust and the taste gets distributed to be consumed by people living in distant countries. For instance, in 2022, India exported alcoholic beverages worth approximately USD 250 million.

  • Rising Shipment of Industrial Chemical Globally.  - As of 2022, the total revenue generated by the global chemical industry was valued at approximately USD 4500 billion, additionally, the share obtained by the China and United States was estimated to be nearly 45% and 12% respectively.

  • Increasing Export and Import of Food- According to the statistics by the World Bank, food exports (as a share of merchandise exports) reached 9% in the year 2021 while food import was stated to be 8% in similar year.

  • Spiking Demand for Spices Across the Globe- As new companies emerge to use spices in ways other than to flavour food, the demand for spices does not appear to be slowing down. For instance, in 2021-22, the total export volume of spices products was estimated to be about USD 4000 million from India alone.


  • Supply-Chain Delay due to COVID-19 - By resulting in price inflation, industrial closures, unloaded shipping containers, and shortages of necessities, supply chain disruptions have a negative effect on the economy of a nation. They also affect a variety of products, including expensive ones like cars and technology as well as necessities like food, medicine, oil, and gas.
  • Requirement for Higher Initial Investment
  • Possibility of Product Damage Owing to Longer Duration of Shipment

The global bulk container packaging market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into food & beverage, petroleum & lubricants, paint & dyes, pharmaceuticals, and others, out of which, the food & beverage segment is projected to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be accounted to the significant utilization of bulk containers in the food and beverage industry. As of 2022, the total revenue generated by the food & drink segment was estimated to reach approximately 0.75 billion.

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global bulk container packaging market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market in the region can be accounted to the rising number of micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) and the growing middle-class population. As per the data published by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBFE), the export share of entire India export in the MSME industry was stated to be nearly 49.4% in 2021 and 49.8% in 2020. Hence, the market is expected to grow at an exponential pace during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global bulk container packaging market includes the following segments:

          By Product Type

  • Bulk Containers
  • Bulk Container Liners
  • Flexitanks
  • Others

           By Materials

  • Plastic
    • PP
    • PVC
    • LLDPE
    • LDPE
    • HDPE
    • Others
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Paperboard
  • Fibre
  • Others

            By End-User

  • Food & Beverage
  • Petroleum & Lubricants
  • Paint & Dyes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Get more information on this report: Request Sample PDF

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Bulk Container Packaging Market

    • Hoover Circular Solutions

      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Greif, Inc.
    • MAUSER Corporate GmbH
    • Berry Global Inc.
    • Winpak Ltd.
    • Sealed Air Corporation 
    • DS Smith Plc
    • International Paper Company
    • Bemis Manufacturing Company
    • Amcor Limited 

In The News

  • April 2022: IBSRELA the first and only NHE3 inhibitor for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults, has been made available by the biopharmaceutical company Ardelyx. The first Ardelyx product to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration is IBSRELA.
  • March 2022: Indegene a provider of technology-driven healthcare solutions, & meta Me Health, a maker of Regulora and a Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDT) business, teamed up to offer Regulora as a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome-related stomach pain (IBS).

Global Economic Impact

Request Insights
Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the bulk container packaging market?

Ans: Rising shipment of industrial chemicals globally is estimated to majorly boost the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of bulk container packaging market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

3) What are the challenges affecting the bulk container packaging market growth?

Ans: The possibility of product damage owing to the longer duration of shipment is estimated to challenge the market growth.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of bulk container packaging market in future?

Ans: The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the bulk container packaging market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Greif, Inc., MAUSER Corporate GmbH, Berry Global Inc., Winpak Ltd., Sealed Air Corporation, DS Smith Plc, International Paper Company, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the bulk container packaging market?

Ans: The market is segmented by product type, materials, end-user, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in end-user in the bulk container packaging market?

Ans: The food & beverage segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.

Let Us Hear About Your Requirements:

Submit Your Request For Proposal (RFP)

Request Research Report Sample