Plastic Film Market Size

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

Market Size of Plastic Film Industry

Plastic Film Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 68.35 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 82.38 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.80 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Plastic Film Market Major Players

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Plastic Films Market Analysis

The Plastic Film Market size is estimated at USD 68.35 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 82.38 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.80% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Data from a Harris Poll commissioned by Flexible Packaging indicates that 83% of brand owners presently use flexible packaging. This encourages the market to grow.

  • Over the past few years, the packaged food and beverage industry has seen substantial expansion on a global scale. The packaged food sector is being driven by several macro factors, including evolving lifestyles, an increase in the urban population, increased economic activity in emerging markets, and greater penetration of e-retail globally. Plastic films offer several advantages over other rigid packaging materials as they are lightweight, provide good barrier properties, and, most importantly, are recyclable and reusable.
  • Further, the steady demand for quick, healthy breakfast products is projected to increase the market growth of HDPE films. HDPE films have moisture barrier properties, making them suitable for packaging breakfast cereals, especially flakes. Additionally, with rising e-commerce, there is substantial growth for protective packaging, including plastic films, wraps, etc. This trend is expected to support the development of the market in the future.
  • However, the rising stringent regulations against plastic recyclability are expected to hinder market growth in the future. Substitutes available in the market can hamper the development of the market. There are numerous governmental as well as non-governmental organizations in the UK and the US that are engaged in supporting the ban on the use of plastic in packaging and non-packaging industries. In the US, several governmental and non-governmental organizations are also involved in discouraging the usage of plastic sheets and films in packaging organic produce.
  • Growth in the business is primarily driven by the growing scale of key application industries, such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal and household care, and the increasing penetration of organized e-retail globally.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has led the industrial and manufacturing sectors into an unknown operating environment globally. Government restrictions on the number of people that can gather in one place severely impacted the sectors. For example, the manufacturing industry was highly hit by the impact of the virus. The production and factory operations in the automotive, metal processing, oil and gas, electronics, and aerospace industries were temporarily shut down during the lockdown period.
  • Most enterprises are dependent on China for raw material supply. Hence, supply chain disruptions also have had a significant impact on industrial output. The global economy had contracted due to the pandemic.

Plastic Films Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)