The global egg packaging market size to reach USD 3.7 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4% during 2020-2025. The industry is majorly driven by the increasing demand for high protein foods across the globe. The exponential growth in egg production has driven egg packaging with consistent demand. The majority of consumers across the world have preferred to consume eggs over meat as a safe and inexpensive source of protein, which is expected to boost the global market during the period 2020–2025. The increasing demand for packaging in the food industry across the globe, especially in emerging countries in China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia, has aided the growth of the egg packaging market with significant growth in 2019. However, the volatility in raw material costs, especially in APAC, Europe, and North American countries, has led to the fluctuation of packaging material, intense competition among manufacturers, and increasing prohibitory regulations over plastic that are expected to restrict the growth and scope of the market.
The majority of poultry producers across the world are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the impact varies markedly from region to region in 2019 and 2020. In Q2 2020, countries across the world regions have been at different stages in the disease’s progression, with relaxations in restrictions. The global slump in restaurant dine-in across the world during Q1 and Q2 2020 has pushed egg packaging industries across the regions with a major decline in production and demand. On the global scale, APAC and Europe have mainly remained affected by the spread of the virus.
- The molded fiber segment is expected to reach revenue of $1.9 billion by 2025 due to the growth in the foodservice industry and the adoption of sustainable packaging in APAC economies.
- The carton segment is likely to observe an incremental growth of close to $725 million by 2025 on account of increasing demand for frozen/chilled foods, dry foods, and perishables such as eggs and poultry products, especially in emerging economies.
- The UAE, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia lead with over 60% share in the egg packaging market in the MEA region, aided by the increasing need for longer shelf life in urban localities.
EGG PACKAGING MARKET SEGMENTATION
The research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Material Type
INSIGHTS BY MATERIAL TYPE
The increasing concern to ban plastic across the globe is expected to bolster the market for paper-based packaging products in the egg industry. Several vendors are actively involved in enhancing product designs with suitable paper materials that are highly attractive to customers. Major countries in APAC, North America, and Europe have made several legislations to ban the usage of single-use plastics. The consumption of paper materials for packaging in APAC is predicted to register the highest market share of around 36% for molded fiber-packed eggs in supermarkets and hypermarkets around the world.
Plastic has remained to be dominant in the global packaging industry, especially in egg packaging. Several implications in growing and developed countries across the world to ban plastic has significantly affected the growth rate of plastic-based materials. Due to its highly durable and reusable property, plastic has been preferred the majority of consumers around the world. PET and PVC materials are the most preferred materials that accounted for the highest share in 2019.
INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT TYPE
The demand for egg cartons can be majorly attributed to the growth in demand and sale volume of eggs in retail stores. This is because of increasing concerns from shoppers in supermarkets and grocery stores for an improvised design for handy packaging solutions. Although the scope for innovations in packaging materials is low, several vendors change their designs to attract customers in retail stores across the globe. On the global scale, egg packaging companies have started to invest rigorously in recyclable folding cartons to offer eco-friendly solutions, thereby expecting to tap a wide array of potential consumers across the world.
The rapid penetration of modern retail outlets, particularly in APAC and Europe, has fueled the growth of the egg tray packaging market. Fast-changing lifestyles in developing economies are expected to increase on-the-go food consumption habits and easy cooking food products such as eggs and bread in Europe and North America. Also, there has been an increase in the number of online delivery services from grocery stores and supermarkets in urban cities across the globe that has led to a growing demand for these trays. The demand for trays has always observed at the modest growth rate on a global scale. The trays are highly preferred in wholesale and large consumption of eggs. Therefore, several vendors show a low preference for upgrading packaging designs to trays.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The increasing number of innovations in the production process and packaging units of eggs across emerging markets is expected to drive the growth of the APAC egg packaging material market. A majority of consumers and farmers in the egg industry has increased their preference over paper-based materials. Several manufacturers in the APAC egg industry have started emphasizing effective packaging to provide safe and secure packaging solutions. Therefore, the demand for alternative materials is expected to surge significantly across major growing countries such as India, China, and Australia during the forecast period. The majority of egg trays manufacturing is environment-friendly and lightweight with reduced wastage due to the increasing demand for bio-degradable materials. The growing concern on the usage of biodegradable plastics is encouraging vendors in the egg cartons market. Highly plastic consuming countries such as India, China, and South Korea have adopted to use eco-friendly solutions such as biodegradable plastic materials.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global egg packaging market has been highly fragmented due to the presence of multinational suppliers as well as regional suppliers. Vendors are trying to improve their market share by increasing production capacity and launching new products to expand their market base and grow their geographical reach during the forecast period. Brodrene Hartmann AS, Cascades Inc., and Huhtahmaki are some of the major market participants. Although the growing need for cost efficiency is expected to offer immense growth opportunities, the expected increase in the price of paper packaging materials is estimated to restrain the growth of the market participants globally. The majority of vendors to make the most of the opportunities, they have shifted their focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments and maintained their positions in the slow-growing segments across the world in 2019.
The global egg packaging market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Material Type
- PP, PVC, PE
By Product Type
- North America
- South Korea
- Australia & NZ
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa