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

The Pet Food Packaging Market Report is Segmented by Material (Paper and Paperboard, Metal, and Plastic), Product Type (Pouches, Folding Cartons, Metal Cans, Bags, and Other Product Types), Type of Food (Dry Food, Wet Food, and Chilled and Frozen Food), Animal (Dog Food, Cat Food, and Other Animal), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The Market Sizes and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Value (USD) for the Above-Mentioned Segments.

Pet Food Packaging Market Size

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Pet Food Packaging Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 12.85 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 17.52 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.40 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Pet Food Packaging Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Pet Food Packaging Market Analysis

The Pet Food Packaging Market size is estimated at USD 12.85 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 17.52 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.40% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The pet food packaging market is gaining traction due to the growing adoption of pets as companions and the increasing awareness about maintaining a pet's health among owners. The rising concerns about pets' health are increasing the adoption of spill-proof and advanced pet food packaging to preserve the quality of pet food.
  • According to the American Pet Products Association Inc., in 2023/24, an estimated 65.1 million households in the United States owned at least one dog. Second and third place went to cats and freshwater fish, with approximately 46.5 million and 11.1 million households possessing these animals.
  • The high prevalence of pet ownership in the United States creates a substantial market for pet food, which in turn drives the demand for innovative, diverse, and sustainable packaging solutions. Pet food packaging companies that align their offerings with these trends and consumer preferences are likely to experience market growth.
  • As the social contract shifts and treating pets as faithful family members becomes more of a social norm, the growth and development of the premium pet food category have emerged as a natural consequence. The emergence of new brand players and the proliferation of SKUs unleashing dramatic packaging drive the pet food industry.
  • Flexible packages and lighter containers with premium protection and HD printing help processors tap into booming pet ownership and react to trends like wet treats, high protein content, and more supplements. As US pet food production becomes safer under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the packaging reflects transparency, showing the food through windows and highlighting natural ingredients.
  • Plastic bags are widely used in the packaging of pet food. However, the adoption rate for such packaging in the pet food industry is declining due to environmental concerns and regulations on plastic packaging.

Pet Food Packaging Market Trends

Dry Pet Food Type will Witness the Fastest Growth

  • Pet foods come in three types, depending on their final moisture content, namely wet, semi-moist, and dry (also called kibble). Baked, pelleted, and extruded feeds are a few types of dry pet foods, with extruded foods being the most popular. Different types of pet foods have varying moisture contents and textures, necessitating different packaging solutions.
  • For instance, wet foods require packaging that maintains freshness and prevents leakage, while dry foods need packaging that keeps them crisp and protected from moisture. This variety creates a demand for diverse packaging options.
  • Dry pet foods have a long shelf life due to their low water activity and consequent microbiological stability. However, they are typically less appealing to pets than moist or semi-moist pet foods, probably due to their low flavor appeal. In contrast, some pets may prefer dry pet foods due to their textural qualities. This drives the growth of the dry pet food packaging market.
  • Dry pet food has not conventionally been a demanding product to package, with prominent brands offering dry pet food in paper bags. Companies like Nestlé Purina are exploring new packaging methods, including new paper-based materials and piloting reusable packaging systems where customers can bring their containers to take dry pet food.
  • According to UK Pet Food, the market value of dog pet food in the United Kingdom in 2023 accounted for GBP 1840 million (USD 2303 million). With the rise in pet food sales, there is a parallel increase in the demand for packaging materials. Pet food packaging manufacturers may experience higher orders for materials such as plastic, paper, and metal to create various packaging solutions.
Pet Food Packaging Market: Market Value of Pet Food, By Animal Type, in GBP Million, United Kingdom, 2023

Increasing Pet Ownership in North America Drives Market Growth

  • The demand for pet food packaging in North America can be correlated with the increasing adoption of pets and rescue dogs in the region. As more people in North America adopt pets, especially rescue dogs, the demand for pet food correspondingly increases. This surge in pet ownership directly contributes to a higher demand for pet food packaging, creating opportunities for packaging manufacturers to cater to a growing market.
  • The increase in the adoption of pets and rescue animals also led the packaging industry to focus on the premiumization and safety of pet food products. The bag or container makes manufacturers stand out with cat and dog owners who want sustainable options, personalized pet diets, and ingredients that even humans find appealing.
  • Pet humanization is one of the biggest trends reshaping the pet care industry. A survey conducted by Mondi suggested that 75% of the respondents intend to spend more and feel more favorable toward brands with sustainable packaging. Thus, brands seek solutions that complement their corporate values in the pet food industry, with sustainability being the prime concern.
  • Dry pet food bags require unique construction. The inner layer of the multiwall bag should protect the contents, and the outer layer needs to be aesthetically pleasing with no grease stains permeating through the inner layer. Companies like Mondi offer pet food packaging solutions such as BarrierPack Recyclable. These premade pouches and FFS roll-stock constitute plastic laminates that are recyclable in areas where flexible packaging is accepted and through store drop-off. It is done without compromising functionality.
  • BASF America is creating more sustainable pet food packaging with its water-based emulsion, JONCRYL HPB 1702. It can sustainably deliver the grease-resistant properties and food safety certifications demanded by the pet food market.
  • According to the American Pet Products Association Inc., the pet industry expenditure in the United States reached USD 147 billion in 2023 compared to 2018, which was USD 90.5 billion. With more spending on pets, there is likely a corresponding increase in demand for pet food. This creates a higher need for pet food packaging to accommodate the increased production and consumption.
Pet Food Packaging Market - Pet Industry Expenditure, In USD Billion, United States, 2018-2023

Pet Food Packaging Industry Overview

The pet food packaging market is fragmented; some key players are Amcor Group GmbH, American Packaging Corporation, ProAmpac LLC, Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH, and Crown Holdings Inc. With innovation in pet food products and rising competition in the pet food packaging market, manufacturers opt for quality and sustainable packaging to attract more customers.

• August 2023: Mondi partnered with Europe’s leading supplier of pet supplies, Fressenapf, to switch packaging to a new portfolio of quality, recyclable mono-material solutions through process color printing technology.

• August 2023: Amcor, a global player in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, agreed to acquire Phoenix Flexibles, expanding Amcor’s capacity in the Indian market.

Pet Food Packaging Market Leaders

  1. American Packaging Corporation

  2. ProAmpac LLC

  3. Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

  4. Amcor Group GmbH

  5. Crown Holdings, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Pet Food Packaging Market Concentration
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Pet Food Packaging Market News

  • April 2024: ProMach introduced its Pet Care Solutions division, which offers a range of solutions for pet food manufacturers. This division tackles the industry's challenges, with a primary focus on maintaining product freshness, flavor, and shelf life.
  • February 2024: Targeted Pet Care (TPC) acquired Pet Brands, a prominent player in the pet treats industry. This strategic move enhances TPC's pet treat portfolio, adding valuable sourcing, design, and packaging capabilities.
  • October 2023: Prime100 launched a new, sustainably packaged pet food in partnership with Tetra Pak. Prime100, a 100% Australian-made and owned pet nutrition brand, partnered with the leading F&B packaging and processing company Tetra Pak to launch a new, premium dog food product line that will not only have tail wagging but is also gentle on the planet.

Pet Food Packaging Market Report - 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 Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increased Demand for Premium and Branded Products

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing Awareness about Maintaining Pet's Health

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Increasing Adoption of Food Safety Regulations


    1. 6.1 Pet Food Industry Overview

    2. 6.2 Types of Pet Food

    3. 6.3 Pet Food by Animal Type


    1. 7.1 By Material

      1. 7.1.1 Paper and Paperboard

      2. 7.1.2 Metal

      3. 7.1.3 Plastic

    2. 7.2 By Product Type

      1. 7.2.1 Pouches

      2. 7.2.2 Folding Cartons

      3. 7.2.3 Metal Cans

      4. 7.2.4 Bags

    3. 7.3 By Type of Food

      1. 7.3.1 Dry Food

      2. 7.3.2 Wet Food

      3. 7.3.3 Chilled and Frozen

    4. 7.4 By Animal

      1. 7.4.1 Dog Food

      2. 7.4.2 Cat Food

    5. 7.5 By Geography***

      1. 7.5.1 North America

      2. 7.5.2 Europe

      3. 7.5.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 7.5.4 Latin America

      5. 7.5.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 8.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 8.1.1 Amcor Group GmbH

      2. 8.1.2 American Packaging Corporation

      3. 8.1.3 Crown Holdings Inc.

      4. 8.1.4 ProAmpac LLC

      5. 8.1.5 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

      6. 8.1.6 Coveris Holdings

      7. 8.1.7 Polymerall LLC

      8. 8.1.8 Mondi PLC

      9. 8.1.9 Sonoco Products Company

      10. 8.1.10 Berry Global Inc.

      11. 8.1.11 Ardagh Group SA

      12. 8.1.12 Wipak

      13. 8.1.13 Silgan Holdings Inc.



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***In the final report, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will be studied together as 'Asia Pacific'
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Pet Food Packaging Industry Segmentation

Pet food packaging helps keep products fresh, long-lasting, and contamination-free. Rising concerns over the nutritional intake of pets are leading to a rise in the manufacturing of various pet foods and ultimately boosting the demand for advanced materials for pet food packaging. The study tracks the key demand-side market dynamics based on a wide range of base indicators, such as pet food demand and local production.

The pet food packaging market is segmented by material (paper and paperboard, metal, plastic), product type (pouches, folding cartons, metal cans, bags, other product types), type of food (dry food, wet food, and chilled and frozen food), animal (dog food, cat food, other animal), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD) for the above-mentioned segments.

By Material
Paper and Paperboard
By Product Type
Folding Cartons
Metal Cans
By Type of Food
Dry Food
Wet Food
Chilled and Frozen
By Animal
Dog Food
Cat Food
By Geography***
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
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Pet Food Packaging Market Research FAQs

The Pet Food Packaging Market size is expected to reach USD 12.85 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.40% to reach USD 17.52 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Pet Food Packaging Market size is expected to reach USD 12.85 billion.

American Packaging Corporation, ProAmpac LLC, Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH, Amcor Group GmbH and Crown Holdings, Inc. are the major companies operating in the Pet Food Packaging Market.

Asia is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Pet Food Packaging Market.

In 2023, the Pet Food Packaging Market size was estimated at USD 12.03 billion. The report covers the Pet Food Packaging Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Pet Food Packaging Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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