Bulk Container Packaging Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Bulk Containers, Bulk Container Liners, Flexitanks); Materials {Plastic (PP, PVC, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE), Metals, Wood, Paperboard, Fiber}; End-user (Food & Beverage, Petroleum & Lubricants, Paint & Dyes, Pharmaceuticals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4512
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Bulk Container Packaging Market size is anticipated to cross USD 35 million by the end of 2033, witnessing around 10% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of bulk container packaging was USD 20 Million. 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.

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. 

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Bulk Container Packaging Sector: 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

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 the Middle East and Africa)
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Bulk Container Packaging Segmentation

End-user (Food & Beverage, Petroleum & Lubricants, Paint & Dyes, Pharmaceuticals)

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.

Our in-depth analysis of the global 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

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Bulk Container Packaging Industry - 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.

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Companies Dominating the Bulk Container Packaging Landscape

    • 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

  • Amcor Limited to receive the gold EcoVadis medal for its sustainability practices to lead the industry. the medal is given to Amcor Limited to signify its extensive work by putting it among the top 5% of all the companies in its sector.

  • Greif, Inc., a leading company in industrial packaging and product services, to launch a sustainable and high-performance jerrycan based in Brazil. The jerrycan is launched for the packaging of chemicals, flavors, agrochemicals, fragrances, and beverages.

Author Credits:  Sadaf Naaz, Mohd Shadab

  • Report ID: 4512
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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