Aluminum Cans Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Aluminum Cans Market is Segmented by Type (Slim, Sleek, Standard), End-user Industry (Beverage, Food, Aerosol), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Aluminum Cans Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 3.2 %
Aluminum Cans Market Key Player

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Market Overview

The aluminum cans market is expected to registering a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. The product is gaining prominence due to its distinct features, such as lightweight, stackable, strong, resistance to transportation, hermetically sealed cover, and irregular handling, and easy recyclability allowing brands to package and transport more beverages using less material.

  • An increase in the intake of processed food & beverages, an increase in the shelf life of products and growth in the disposable income of consumers, as well as its ability to customize the packaging with colors, 3D prints, and embossing stimulate the growth of the aluminum cans market globally.
  • The increased emphasis on reducing the amount of plastic packaging, globally, is due to concerns regarding the material being non-recyclable, the rate at which it is being produced, and the damage it causes to the marine life. The effect it has on the climate by polluting the ocean has triggered the market growth of aluminum cans. For instance, The WWF reported that 8 million metric ton of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year, and 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs, with 53% originating from Southeast Asia.
  • The impact of the outbreak of Covid-19 on the market is expected to be significant in the short-run as the global lockdown has brought the entire packaging supply chain to an almost grinding halt worldwide. This will cause the demand and supply system to be suboptimal and reduce the profit margins. But, in the long-run, with businesses restarting normally and e-commerce trends on the rise, the market is expected to rebound.

Scope of the Report

An aluminum can is a packaging container used for packaging chemicals, food and beverages, oil, and many other products. Aluminum cans are widely preferred in the packaging industry as the products that are packed within it do not lose their quality and are safe for usage. An increasing number of health-conscious consumers and the rising preference for aluminum cans from various industries like pharmaceuticals, beverage, food, and chemicals are expected to drive the aluminum cans market.

Other Types
End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Beverage Industry is Expected to Occupy Significant Market Share

  • Aluminum cans can be recycled repeatedly in a closed cycle, which acts as a major driver for the growth. Thus few companies are opting aluminum cans to make a shift toward sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint. For instance, Coca-Cola Co.’s Dasani water brand will soon be available in cans in the United States as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste.
  • Also, the superior properties offered by the product such as low cost of production, strength, high reflectivity to heat & light, protection against oxygen, moisture and various other contaminants providing extended shelf life to products will contribute towards enhancing the growth of aluminum cans in the beverage as well as other packaging industries.
  • However, PET bottle consumption is increasing at the global level and in most regions, mainly due to healthy living being one of the critical drivers. Put simply, people are choosing a bottle of water over a can of fizzy drink. This is acting as a barrier for the growth of aluminum cans in the beverage industry.
  • The price of aluminum is higher as compared to polyester for PET, making it suitable for a higher value beverage like beer, which requires more durable material as compared to water bottles. Also, the cost impact is amplified. Additional costs are typically pushed along the value chain to the customer. Price sensitive consumers may not tolerate the increase, so brand owners may be forced to absorb the additional cost. Therefore, the industry has its own set of benefits from aluminum but has major barriers while entering markets, such as drinking water, thereby missing the opportunity to cater to an endless consumer base.
Aluminum Cans Market Trends

North America to Hold a Significant Share in the Market

  • North America holds the largest market share in terms of revenue due to the growing concerns regarding the use and consumption of sustainable packaging materials. It accounts for more than one-third of the total global consumption of aluminum cans.
  • The presence of aluminum producers and demand from packaging firms is also boosting the growth in North America. According to World Aluminum Organization, 5,112 thousand metric ton of primary aluminum are produced worldwide as of February 2020, out of which 312 thousand metric tonnes are produced in North America, which helps to grow the aluminum can industry in this region.
  • Aluminum cans have a higher recycling rate and more recycled content than competing package types. According to the Aluminum Association, it’s one of the most recycled materials on the market. Recycling saves more than 90% of the energy required to produce new metal hence reducing the cost of production. In the United States, two aluminum cans are recycled for every three cans shipped across the region. Factors such as these will boost market growth.
  • In the US, 70% of the plastic collected for recycling goes to landfill, and the rising emphasis on reducing carbon footprint by controlling climate change is one of the growth drivers for aluminum cans in the region.
Aluminum Cans Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The aluminum cans market is highly fragmented, owing to the presence of various global and local industry players. Vendors in this market participate based on product portfolio, differentiation, and pricing. Recent developments in the market are:

  • August 2019 - Novelis and Ball announced sustainable aluminum can packaging where the goal is to bring light-weighting into applications. It is an essential part of Novelis’ European production system, which has enough capacity to recycle every aluminum beverage that can be sold in the United Kingdom.
  • January 2019 - Ball Corporation introduced new technology at the ADF&PCD exhibition in Paris in January 2019, an event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging community. The company introduced its 360° aerosol can that brought another dimension to can contouring, using a process that allowed custom shaping, symmetrically or asymmetrically, up to the full circumference of the can, ultimately benefiting both, brand owners and end consumers.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

    5. 4.5 Market Restraints

    6. 4.6 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 BType

      1. 5.1.1 Slim

      2. 5.1.2 Sleek

      3. 5.1.3 Standard

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Food

      3. 5.2.3 Aerosol

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Ball Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 Ardagh Group

      3. 6.1.3 Crown Holdings Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Silgan Holdings Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 CAN-PACK SA

      6. 6.1.6 Asia Pacific Can Company Limited

      7. 6.1.7 Mauser Packaging Solutions (Bway Holding Company)

      8. 6.1.8 Saudi Arabian Packaging Industry WLL (SAPIN)

      9. 6.1.9 Hindustan Tin Works Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 CPMC HOLDINGS Limited (COFCO Group)

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aluminum Cans Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Aluminum Cans Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Ball Corporation​, Ardagh Group, Crown Holdings, Inc. ​, Silgan Holdings Inc.​, CAN-PACK SA​ are the major companies operating in Aluminum Cans Market.

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