Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market is Segmented by Packaging Type (Flexible & Rigid), Product Type (Containers ( Aluminium Foil Container, Plastic Container, Board Container), Pre-Made Bags, Food Cans, Coated Films), Material Type (Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Polyester (PET) Thermoform, Aluminium), by Application (Fresh & Frozen Products, Processed Products, Ready-to-Eat Products), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.1 %
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The meat, poultry & seafood packaging market was valued at USD 29.63 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 50.95 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 4.1% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026. The increase in population will increase the demand for food items, which will in return act as a driver for the meat, poultry & seafood packaging industry in the forecast period.

  • Consumer interaction with meat, poultry & seafood packaging is changing with an increasing focus on sustainability, rigid, as well as flexible packaging solutions, that are being improved with new innovative packaging solutions day by day.
  • Moreover, the increasing market demands for consumer-friendly packages and enhanced product protection have propelled meat, poultry & seafood packaging as a viable and cost-effective alternative.
  • The risk of contamination for the packaging material might hinder the growth of the market because sometimes toxic flame retardants, which are made from styrene and benzene, contaminate the food material due to poor packaging or miss handling.
  • However, government regulations in terms of safety in food packaging and the increase in the use of recyclable materials and renewable resources will increase food safety and hence, will drive the market in the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The packaging for meat, poultry & seafood is done in two ways, flexible or rigid packaging. For materials for flexible packaging we use coated films like polystyrene, polypropylene, and others and for rigid packaging we use, cans, thermoform, etc. Using these materials containers are made for packaging in application in fresh food, processed food, and ready-to-eat food.

Packaging Type
Rigid Packaging
Flexible Packaging
Product Type
Aluminium Foil Container
Plastic Container
Board Container
Pre-made Bags
Food Cans
Coated Films
Material Type
Polypropylene (PP)
Polystrene (PS)
Polyester (PET)
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
By Application
Fresh & Frozen Products
Processed Products
Read-to-Eat Products

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Key Market Trends

Increase in World Population will Drive the Market in the Forecast Period

  • According to the United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world population will continue to grow with significant growth which will most increase the demand of meat, poultry & seafood in the forecast period.
  • Moreover, the increased demand for food will lead to an increase in the use of packaging materials across the world, which will be expected to gradually boost the use of flexible and rigid solutions, such as better handling and disposal, cost-effectiveness, greater visual appeal, and convenience.
  • Due to an increase in the number of consumers who purchase meat, poultry & seafood items, it is expected that the market will propel in the coming future. Hence, many retail stores use packaging materials to preserve food, also to retain the nutritional value of food.
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Market Share

Asia-Pacific Holds the Largest Market Share

  • The Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share. This is mostly due to the emerging population of India and China. With the growth in the applications of rigid packaging and flexible packaging in the meat poultry & seafood packaging industries, the market is expected to grow.
  • The primary drivers for the growth of the meat poultry & seafood packaging market in the region are the increasing per capita income, growing health consciousness, and changing lifestyle patterns (dependency on ready-to-eat food products). The region also boasts of abundantly available raw materials for manufacturing plastic, aluminum, and thermoform packaging.
  • The growing competition and packaging standards set by the government for labeling of quality, quantity, and price, coupled with the demand for easy and convenient packaging, have been instrumental in driving the adoption of meat poultry & seafood packaging.
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The market is fragmented due to existing players, that includes Berry Global, Mondi Group, Amcor, Crown Holdings, DS Smith, and Sonoco, among others. These several multinational and local vendors in the region are already investing a great deal in R&D to improve the food packaging material. Hence, they continuously come up with innovative solutions at a lesser price, which gives the competition and market entrants a cut-throat competition.

  • June 2019 - Mondi, a global market leader in packaging solutions, has created a polypropylene film that can be recycled and is ideal for4 the thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum packaging which helps in extending the product shelf life for meat.
  • June 2019 - The acquisition of Bemis by Amcor brings additional capabilities that will strengthen Amcor’s industry-leading value proposition and generate significant value for shareholders. Also, this acquisition will bring other additional range, capabilities that will enhance Amcor’s industry-leading in terms of a value proposition.

Major Players

  1. Berry Global

  2. Mondi Group

  3. Sealed Air

  4. Amcor

  5. Crown Holdings

 Berry Global, Mondi Group, Amcor, Crown Holdings, DS Smith, and Sonoco

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Increase in Population will Increase the Demand

      2. 4.3.2 Government Regulations for Improved and Better Packaging Materials

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Contamination Due to Poor Packaging or Miss-Handling

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Packaging Type

      1. 5.1.1 Rigid Packaging

      2. 5.1.2 Flexible Packaging

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Containers

        1. Aluminium Foil Container

        2. Plastic Container

        3. Board Container

      2. 5.2.2 Pre-made Bags

      3. 5.2.3 Food Cans

      4. 5.2.4 Coated Films

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Material Type

      1. 5.3.1 Polypropylene (PP)

      2. 5.3.2 Polystrene (PS)

      3. 5.3.3 Polyester (PET)

      4. 5.3.4 Thermoform

      5. 5.3.5 Aluminium

      6. 5.3.6 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

    5. 5.5 By Application

      1. 5.5.1 Fresh & Frozen Products

      2. 5.5.2 Processed Products

      3. 5.5.3 Read-to-Eat Products


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Berry Global

      2. 6.1.2 Mondi Group

      3. 6.1.3 Sealed Air

      4. 6.1.4 Amcor

      5. 6.1.5 Sonoco

      6. 6.1.6 Smurfit Kappa Group

      7. 6.1.7 DS Smith

      8. 6.1.8 WestRock

      9. 6.1.9 Stora Enso

      10. 6.1.10 Crown Holdings

      11. 6.1.11 Can-Pack S.A.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Berry Global, Mondi Group, Sealed Air, Amcor, Crown Holdings are the major companies operating in Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market.

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