China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market

China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market Analysis by Type (Pouches, Bags, Wraps, and Others); by Material (Plastic, Aluminum Foil, Paperboard, and Others); and by Product (Dried Baby Food, Milk Formula, Prepared Baby Food, and Others) –Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2021-2031

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Report ID: 4683 | Published On: Feb 02, 2023

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Inflation and Looming Recession to Haunt Businesses:

In 2022 & 2023, market players expected to sail in rough waters; might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain. Further, U.S. economy is expected to grow merely by 3% in 2022. Purchasing power in the country is expected to fell nearly by 2.5%.
On the other hand, European countries to see the worst coming in the form of energy crisis especially in upcoming winters!! Right after COVID-19, inflation has started gripping the economies across the globe. Higher than anticipated inflation, especially in western world had raised concerns for national banks and financial institutions to control the economic loss and safeguard the interest of the businesses. Increased interest rates, strong USD inflated oil prices, looming prices for gas and energy resources due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, China economic slowdown (~4% in 2022) disrupting the production and global supply chain and other factors would impact each industry negatively.

In The News

  • Schollee IPN (part of SIG) announces the expansion of its portfolio by launching sustainable and technologically advanced solutions and packaging innovation to Dubai Sillicon Oasis. Through augmented reality, the company gave a sneak peek of this next-generation packaging at the Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition 2022.

  • Amcor plc has created a ground-breaking two-step light weighting process that removes more than 50% of the material and weight from the bottle's finish. The new QuantumTM technology from ARP for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles offers sustainability benefits, lowers cost, and enhances packaging aesthetics.

China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market Definition

Flexible packaging is packaging that uses non-rigid materials, and are convenient to use. This type of packaging are known to reduce the overall packaging cost. When it comes to baby food, parents are particularly concerned about the quality of the food and they equally focus on baby food packaging. Baby food flexible packaging is the smart solution that keeps the various form of food for toddlers and babies, fresh for a long time from the process of filling till the end use. The flexible packaging for baby food uses aseptic technology, which increases the products' shelf life, without preservative chemicals. Moreover, it doesn’t even require refrigeration.

Consumers with children are most concerned about safety, which is why flexible, food-grade packaging that has received FDA approval is flourishing in this market. Out of all the types of packaging, pouches are the most preferred choice by parents. Pouches are convenient, it provides flexibility to parents to feed their baby with essential nutrition even when they have a busy lifestyle.  Moreover, pouches boast a range of flavors and food pairings and are convenient and sterile. Pouches are lightweight, portable, and give lots of conveniences. It gives a sense of independence to toddlers, as they can simply squeeze the food out of it and can feed themselves. Additionally, the unused food in the pouch can be stored safely in the original pouch as they were resealable.

With the baby food flexible packaging, parents don’t have to worry about accidental dropping of the food, because these pouches or bags won’t break and food will not be spilled. As these packaging is made up of thin material, with layers of laminated film that provide strength to the packaging.

China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2021)

USD 12,754.5 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2031)

USD 30,817.4 Million



China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2021 - 2031

The China baby food flexible packaging market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 30,817.4 million by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of 9.34% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 12,754.5 Million in the year 2021. The growth of the market can be attributed to people’s rising concern about baby food brands. Parents have become more aware than ever of the brand producing baby food. One recent study has shown that around 95% of baby food contains toxic metals, including cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury. These metals can affect the cognitive development of a child, it increases the risk of metals and slowing down the physical growth of the baby. Around 36% of people showed their immense concern about the brand they are buying the baby food from, and nearly 40% were sufficiently concerned about the same.

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In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of China baby food flexible packaging include the proactive effort by the government of China to boost the infant population in the region. For instance, China’s government introduces 3 children policy for each set of parents, it allows couples to conceive three children for balancing the younger and older population. Furthermore, in 2021, nearly 11 million babies were born and had a rate of 7.52 per thousand people. The rising population will increase the need for baby food. Baby food has various nutritious properties, it contains iron, calcium, and vitamins, which are crucial for babies’ growth.

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China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Population of Baby

With the steady increase in the infant population in the country is to boost the demand for baby food as it is essential for physical and mental growth of the baby.  In 2020, nearly 12 million babies were born in China. The birth rate was 8.52 for every 1000 people.

  • Adoption of Recycling Grade Material to Reduce Packaging Waste

By 2025, China is projected to have packaging garbage that is heavier than more than 400 aircraft carriers. The amount of waste can be reduced and the energy cost of recycling by using recycling grade material for packaging.

  • New Launches of the Product

Unique-shaped food packaging, an aluminum foil custom bag was launched by BaoLai Packaging Co., Ltd. A standard triangular sealed bag, a center sealed bag, and a four-sided sealed bag make up this special-shaped bag.

  • Government Initiatives for More Child Births in China

East China's Zhejiang province's Longwan district intends to provide families with a second child a USD 140 monthly payment up until the children become three years old, with USD 425 for families with a third child. The rising efforts of the government to boost the infant population are expected to increase the number of childbirths, which in turn is anticipated to boost the baby food demand.

  • Rising Preference of People to Use Environmentally Friendly Packaging

In China, around 24% of Gen Z and millennials verify sustainable packaging before buying the product. Moreover, Chinese consumers between the ages of 30 and 49 have the highest sustainable consumption abilities, young individuals between the ages of 20 and 29 demonstrate the most enthusiasm and awareness in sustainable consumption.


  • Growing Preference for Homemade and Organic Foods
  • Presence of Toxic Metal Which Can Damage the Brain
  • Environmental Threats Imposed by Plastic-Based Flexible Packaging- The plastic dilemma has received more attention owing to the expanding e-commerce and food delivery sectors. China's plastic packaging growth rate increased from 2.3% in 2020 to 4.4% in 2021 last year. There is also biodegradable plastic present in the market, but still, they are not very easily degraded and require special conditions.

China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market Segmentation

The China baby food flexible packaging market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by product into dried baby food, milk formula, prepared baby food, and others. Out of all, the milk formula segment is anticipated to hold the largest market size of USD 15,270 million by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of 9.52% over the forecast period. The segment garnered a revenue of USD 6,220.4 million in 2021.  The growth of the segment can be attributed to the increasing demand of baby milk formula in the country. In China the demand of milk formula has been doubled and it accounts for nearly 50% of the total global value of the milk formula in 2020. Furthermore, in last few years the import of baby formula from European, Australian brands has increased by two times. Moreover, the milk formula segment is further being fragmented into liquid milk formula and powder milk formula. Among these two, the powder milk formula segment is to generate the highest revenue at the end of 2031 and also grow with the highest CAGR of 10.28% during the forecast period.

The China baby food flexible packaging market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by material into plastic, aluminum foil, paperboard, and others. Amongst all these segments, the plastic segment is expected to garner the highest market revenue of USD 17,837.1 million at the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of 9.18% over the forecast period. Moreover, the segment generated a revenue of USD 7,492 million in 2021. China already commands significant global market shares for flexible packaging. Moreover, food packaging is continuously growing in the region, from around 400,000 million package items in 2018 to nearly 448,000 million in 2023. In addition to this, the largest portion is made up of plastic packaging, followed by glass, metal, and paper. Plastic packaging is the most preferable packaging owing to the factors, including plastic packaging can tolerate extreme temperatures and protects the product from moisture, odors, light, and dust. Moreover, plastic packaging is versatile and enables manufactures to alter its size, and shape to meet the requirements.

Our in-depth analysis of the China baby food flexible packaging market includes the following segments:

    By Type

  • Pouches
  • Stand-up Pouches
  • Flat Pouches
  • Bags
  • Wraps
  • Others

                By Material

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paperboard
  • Others

              By Product

  • Dried Baby Food
  • Milk Formula
  • Liquid Milk Formula
  • Powder Milk Formula
  • Prepared Baby Food
  • Others

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the China Baby Food Flexible Packaging Market

    • BEAPAK
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Minfly Packaging
    • Kinderway Group,
    • Scholle IPN
    • Guangdong Danqing Printing Co., Ltd.
    • HengZhong Packaging Co., Ltd.
    • Henan Baolai Packaging Co., Ltd.
    • Amcor PLC
    • Sealed Air
    • TedPack Company Limited 

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the china baby food flexible packaging market?

Ans: Rising effort to increase the country’s population, increased demand for baby food and rising awareness towards environmentally friendly packaging are the few factors which are likely to boost the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of china baby food flexible packaging market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 9.34% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

3) What are the challenges affecting the china baby food flexible packaging market growth?

Ans: Increasing popularity of homemade food, toxicity of metal present in the packaged food and plastic flexible food putting stress on the environment are the few factors likely to hamper the market growth.

5) Who are the major players dominating the china baby food flexible packaging market?

Ans: The major players in the market are BEAPAK, Minfly Packaging, Xiamen Kinderway Packaging Co., Ltd., Scholle IPN, Guangdong Danqing Printing Co., Ltd., HengZhong Packaging Co., Ltd., Henan Baolai Packaging Co., Ltd., Amcor PLC, Sealed Air, TedPack Company Limited, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine 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 China baby food flexible packaging market?

Ans: The market is segmented by type, material, and by product.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in product segment in the China baby food flexible packaging market?

Ans: The milk formula is anticipated to garner the largest market size of USD 15,270 million by the end of 2031 and display significant growth opportunities. The segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.52% over the forecast period. Moreover, the segment garnered a revenue of USD 6,220.4 in 2021.

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