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Milk Packaging Market By Packaging (Paperboard Cartons, Cans, Bottles, Pouches, Others), By Material (Glass, Plastic, Metal, Paperboard, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 -2026

Published: Jan 2018 | Published By: Acute Market Reports

Packaging of milk is the process of using suitable vessels to carry, protect and merchandise milk. Condensed milk, fresh milk, skimmed milk, evaporated milk and flavored milk are packaged in a broad range of packaging types such as cans, bottles, pouches, etc. Milk packaging has transformed from the conventional methods to new and advanced techniques. Depending on the convenience of consumers, milk packaging is done through several types of specialized containers such as tetra packs. Earlier, glass bottles were widely used for milk packaging, although, currently, only a minor proportion of glass bottles are being utilized in milk packaging. Thermoformed plastic packaging products such as bottles and pouches are being widely used for milk packaging owing to their high stability, resistance to UV rays and resistance to a broad range of temperatures. Also, cartons prepared from plastic or wax coated paperboard are being most widely used for milk packaging.

Owing to rise in demand for recyclable and sustainable milk packaging materials as well as fluctuating prices of metal containers are some major factors driving the market of paperboard milk packaging. Also, rising demand for flavored milk coupled with increasing inclination of consumers towards eco-friendly and lighter packaging solutions further drives the overall demand for milk packaging. Moreover, owing to increasing concerns regarding quality and purity of unpackaged milk as well as increasing number of cattle and livestock farms especially in the developing economies are several other aspects driving the demand for milk packaging across the globe. Although, increasing investments in research & development activities to introduce innovative and cheaper milk packaging products are projected to furnish lucrative opportunities in the foreseeable years. However, volatile raw material prices and presence of traditional milk supply practices especially in underdeveloped regions are some of the major factors hampering the market growth in the near future.

On the basis of packaging type, pouches accounts for a major share in the global milk packaging market on account of increasing demand for lightweight and convenient packaging solutions. Moreover, rise in per capita disposable incomes coupled with increasing penetration of polyethylene pouches due to low cost are several other factors driving the growth of pouches segment in the global milk packaging market.

Asia Pacific is identified to be the dominant region due to increasing growth of livestock industry in the region. Also, rising disposable incomes is further augmenting the demand for milk packaging especially in India and China. Thus, key players in the packaging industry are aiming on setting up their manufacturing units in the Asia-Pacific region due to increasing milk production and rising investments in livestock farming that is further expected to supplement the market growth. North America is projected to account for the second largest share in the global milk packaging market owing to rise in demand for flavored milk as well as increasing inclination of consumers towards modified nutritional milk products.

The global milk packaging market can be categorized on the basis of packaging type as:

  • Paperboard Cartons
  • Cans
  • Bottles
  • Pouches
  • Others (Barrels, Cups, etc.)

The pouches segment dominated the global milk packaging market in 2017 and is estimated to maintain its dominance over the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. This is owing to increasing demand for handy and lightweight milk packaging solutions. Also, increasing number of environmental regulations against the usage of glass bottles as well as rising demand for ergonomic packaging products are some major aspects driving the growth of the pouches segment in the global milk packaging market. Moreover, low cost is one of the key aspects bolstering the demand for pouches. In addition, increasing usage of pouches in developing economies is further expected to propel the market growth. Also, due to varying scenario of environmental awareness especially in developed economies of North America and Europe as well as execution of strict rules regarding the recyclability of plastic bottles, the demand for pouches segment is expected to increase in the foreseeable years. Furthermore, rapid transformations in the global packaging industry and rising innovations in pouch designs such as pouches with plastic caps are rapidly being utilized which is also driving the growth of global milk packaging market. However, rising regulations regarding carbon emissions and increasing concerns related to the disposal of plastic pouches are some major factors anticipated to hamper the market growth.

The global milk packaging market can be categorized on the basis of material as:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Paperboard
  • Others (wood, laminations, etc.)

By material, paperboard segment accounted for the largest share in the global milk packaging market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. This is mainly due to a rapid increase in the demand for recyclable and environment friendly milk packaging solutions. Also, increasing metal cans prices coupled with harmful environmental effects of plastic packaging is another major aspect propelling the demand for paperboard material in the global milk packaging market. Moreover, rising demand for packaged flavored milk as well as increasing inclination of consumers towards eco-friendly and lighter packaging materials further boosts the overall demand for paperboard material in the global milk packaging market. Additionally, round-the-clock working routines, rising income levels, and improvisation of e-commerce are some other major factors driving the demand for paperboard packaging across the globe. Also, speedy growth of sustainable packaging for ecological conservation as well as focus on the reduction of ecological footprints is also estimated to propel the market growth. Plastic segment accounted for the second largest share in the global milk packaging market due to ease of availability of raw materials, cheaper manufacturing processes and increasing demand for lightweight and ergonomic packaging solutions. However, increasing concerns regarding environmental pollution due to plastic disposal is a major factor anticipated to hamper the overall demand.

The global milk packaging market can be categorized on the basis of regions and countries as:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • Rest of MEA

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the most lucrative region in the global milk packaging market. China and India are expected to be the major revenue contributors in the Asia-Pacific milk packaging market since they are the major consumers and producers of milk. Also, due to the presence of a large population base, the consumption of milk in China and India has augmented owing to its numerous health benefits such as high calcium content, high protein content and abundance of thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B12. In addition, owing to heavy investment flow from major market players in the Asia-Pacific region is another major aspect driving the overall growth of the market. Developing economies such as India, China, Korea etc. are witnessing rapid urbanization, upsurge in population and increasing disposable incomes, which is further driving the demand for packaged milk in the region. Also, Thailand and Indonesia are estimated to witness a rapid increase in milk production due to increasing dairy farming in these countries as well as increasing governmental support in the enhancement of milk production. North America is expected to account for the second largest share in the global milk packaging market owing to increasing awareness among consumers regarding packaged milk as well as rise in demand for paperboard packaging. In addition, entry of new market players owing to increasing milk consumption is further fueling the demand for milk packaging across the globe. Also, increasing investments in research & development activities to come up with new and advanced milk packaging solutions is expected to drive the North America milk packaging market over the forecast period.

TABLE 1 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 2 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 3 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 4 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Geography, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 6 Global Milk Packaging Market, by Geography, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 8 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 10 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 12 North America Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 14 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 16 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 18 Europe Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 20 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 22 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 23 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 24 Asia-Pacific Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 25 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 26 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 27 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 28 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 29 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 30 Latin America Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 31 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 32 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Packaging Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 33 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 34 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Material, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 35 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (Kilotons)
TABLE 36 Middle East and Africa Milk Packaging Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
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TABLE 38 Saint Gobain S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 39 Alcoa Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 40 Tetra Laval International S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 41 Essel Propak: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 42 Global Closure Systems: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 43 Exopack Holdings: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 44 Graham Packaging: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
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