Metal Packaging Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Metal Packaging market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Metal Packaging trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Metal Packaging Industry

Beverage Cans Expected to Witness Major Growth

  • Alcoholic beverages in metal cans have become increasingly popular in recent years due to various benefits and consumer preferences. Canned alcoholic beverages typically come in standard portion sizes, making it easier for consumers to monitor their alcohol intake. This is especially important for drinks with a high alcohol content.
  • Aluminum is exceptionally lightweight, making it an excellent choice for packaging products that need to be easily transported, such as beverages. Lightweight packaging can also reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions.
  • Growing consumption of ready-to-drink beverages encourages manufacturers to produce more beverage cans that help drive the market's growth. Recently, owing to rising health consciousness among consumers, the adoption of energy drinks increased, which further surges the production of beverage cans. Consumers have been growing awareness about the nutritional benefits of their ingredients.
  • For example, Red Bull is one of the most popular energy drinks in the United States, controlling about 39.5% of the market. According to the latest information published by Red Bull, the company sold 12.10 billion cans in 2023, which was greater than the previous year's count of around 11.60 billion.
  • Aluminum cans are gaining popularity owing to their exceptional technical properties and the fact that they are recyclable and thermally conductive, not to mention highly lightweight. Recently, most new beverages have come to market in cans, so customers are moving away from plastic bottles and other packaging substrates to aluminum cans owing to environmental concerns. According to world count data, The world's beer and soda consumption uses about 180 billion aluminum cans annually. This is 6,700 cans every second, enough to go around the planet every 17 hours.
Metal Packaging Market : Number of Cans Sold, in Billions, Red Bull, Worldwide 2011-2023

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Register the Fastest Growth

  • Due to the sizeable manufacturing and consumer goods sectors of the nation, China has one of the biggest markets for can and metal packaging worldwide. The food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and home goods industries are the main drivers of the need for metal packaging.
  • China has witnessed a surge in the adoption of sustainable packaging solutions due to heightened environmental consciousness and regulatory measures. Manufacturers are looking into possibilities like can coatings that are environmentally friendly and recyclable metals. The development of recyclable materials and environmentally friendly production processes will be fueled by stricter environmental legislation and customer demand for sustainable packaging.
  • India's market for can and industrial metal packaging has been steadily expanding due to a number of factors, including the country's growing urbanization, industrialization, and food and beverage sector. Due to its strength, recyclability, and barrier qualities, metal packaging, which includes cans, is extensively utilized in industries like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and chemicals. 
  • Technological and manufacturing process innovations have increased the quality, efficiency, and customizability of metal packaging solutions in the industry. With the sixth-largest economy in the world right now, India is quickly industrializing and opening up new prospects for both large and small businesses. Thanks to India's expanding economic might, the region's manufacturing and packaging sectors will have plenty of chances.
Metal Packaging Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global

Metal Packaging Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)