Agricultural Packaging Market

Agricultural Packaging Market

Agricultural Packaging Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Barrier Strength (High, Low, Medium), Material (Metal, Plastic, Composite Material (Jute), Paper & Paperboard), Product (Bottles & Cans, Pouches & Bags, Drums, Bulk Containers, Containers), Application (Pesticides, Food Products, Fertilizers, Biologicals, Seeds) and Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22918

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $5.2 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $7.8 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Agricultural Packaging Market is accounted for $5.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $7.8 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period. Farmers and food producers may transport food in the most productive and economical way possible with the help of agricultural packaging. Food waste is decreased throughout post-harvest processing, production, storage, and transportation. It guarantees the short- and long-term stability of the producers and consumers. Since pesticides are highly reactive and dangerous, adequate packaging is required.

According to the World Bank, in 1991, around 38.75% of the total land was dedicated to agriculture production. This, however, was reduced to 36.90% in 2018. In addition, a falling trend in agricultural production has been observed.

Market Dynamics:


Growing market for pesticides and fertilizers

Insecticide and fertiliser sales have increased significantly. The population expansion is the primary factor impacting the market for pesticides and fertilisers because of the rising usage of pesticides and fertilisers in the agricultural industry. Pesticides can be found in a range of packaging forms, such as sacks, pouches, bags, and containers. Due to increasing consumer demand for efficient and ecologically friendly packaging as well as strict environmental regulations that support sustainable packaging options, the market for farm packaging will expand.


Environmental Degradation

Concerns about the status of the environment are growing. Packaging waste is a significant factor in the environmental deterioration. Every step of the agricultural process results in the accumulation of waste. To fulfil the demands of the public and the environment, these systems must be significantly improved. Government rules are thus required to encourage and compel the use of more environmentally friendly industrial methods. Every participant in the process is accountable. Produce needs to be thought of during its full life cycle. To combat environmental deterioration, cooperation between the government, businesses, and consumers must be moulded to produce a cycle of production, packaging, and consumption that is really sustainable.


Rising demand for environmentally friendly packaging

The rapid adoption of agricultural packaging by large firms is a result of the developed world's increased environmental conscience. The global market for agribusiness packaging is growing as a result of organisations utilising it to maintain their audience. Additionally, the increase in insect infestations is what is driving the need for dangerous crop protection substances like pesticides and fertilisers. These agrochemicals need elaborate packaging in order to reduce danger when handling, storing, and shipping them. Consequently, there is a growing demand for agricultural packaging solutions for agrochemicals to increase their shelf life, which is promoting market expansion.


Volatility in prices

The price volatility of raw materials and the re-use of outmoded and rejected packaging materials are the main factors restraining the growth of the agricultural packaging industry. Petroleum and crude oil are used, for example, in the production of plastics. The sector has considerable challenges in balancing the cost of packaging products as a result of the rising volatility of oil prices. Due to the trapping of hazardous substances inside agrochemical packaging, which is impeding market expansion, the regeneration of packaging waste has been a challenge for the industrial packaging business as a whole.

Covid-19 Impact

The Agricultural Packaging Market was similarly impacted by the COVID pandemic's outbreak. The items' supply chain was impacted by the rigorous rules and travel limitations. Furthermore, the demand for agricultural packaging was impacted by the increase in the inflation rate. The increased demand for food and other agricultural goods, however, is expected to cause it to increase throughout the projected timeframe.

The plastic segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The plastic segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Plastic is being more widely used in this market, which can be attributed to its lightweight, durable, and affordable production qualities, which are raising demand for this industry. Insecticides and fertilisers are most frequently packaged in plastic, both stiff and flexible. Plastic is anticipated to rule the global market for agricultural packaging since it is strong, lightweight, and economical to produce.

The Pouches & Bags segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Pouches & Bags segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to their greater functionality and bacterial resistance, pouches and bags play a significant role in the global agricultural packaging market. Use of pouches and bags allows for a number of packaging options for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and potatoes. Pouches and bags offer unique and secure packaging for all types of bio-food and are useful for biodegradable containers in the agricultural packaging sector.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to several investments and technological developments happening, including agriculture technologies based on AI. Smart technology in agriculture is being increasingly adopted by developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region. Numerous variables, including as continued technology advancements, declining equipment costs, social media usage, and online publications that help spread knowledge, are driving the adoption of precision farming in the area.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to an increase in the usage of ecologically friendly packaging for agricultural goods. The increase in farm production and the quick expansion of several end-use industries, including seed and pesticides & fertilisers, are expected to raise the size of the Europe agricultural packaging market over the forecast period, driving the industry's expansion.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Agricultural Packaging Market include Anderson Packaging Inc, Tetra Pak, Sonoco Products, Amcor Limited, Mondi Group, Bemis Company, Inc., Smurfit Kappa Group Plc, International Paper Company, Silgan Holdings, Inc., DS Smith Plc, Berry Global, Inc., Atlantic Packaging, Purity Flexpack Limited and Packaging Corporation of America.

Key Developments:

In November 2022, Sonoco Further Expands Sonopost® Cornerpost Manufacturing with New Facility in Turkey, Sonopost® provides a sustainable way to protect white goods (e.g., washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers etc.), HVAC systems and heat pumps from manufacturing and/or shipment damage. Sonopost® help reduce EPS/Plastic packaging and aid in reduction of carbon footprint.

In November 2022, Sonoco Announces Agreement to Acquire Westrock's Remaining Interest in Joint Venture: RTS Packaging, The transaction will give Sonoco full ownership of fourteen converting operations, including ten in the United States, two in Mexico, and two in South America and one paper mill in the United States.

In June 2021, Tetra Pak and Stora Enso have teamed together to quadruple Poland's e carton recycling capacity. The two businesses will collaborate to bring circular solutions to market. The investment in a full recycling system is expected to boost recycling in Central and Eastern Europe substantially.

Barrier Strength Covered:
• High
• Low
• Medium

Materials Covered:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Composite Material (Jute)
• Paper & Paperboard
• Other Materials

Products Covered:
• Bottles & Cans
• Pouches & Bags
• Drums
• Bulk Containers
• Containers
• Other Products

Applications Covered:
• Pesticides
• Food Products
• Fertilizers
• Biologicals
• Seeds
• Other Applications

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Agricultural Packaging Market, By Barrier Strength
5.1 Introduction
5.2 High
5.3 Low
5.4 Medium

6 Global Agricultural Packaging Market, By Material
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Metal
6.3 Plastic
6.3.1 Rigid Plastic
6.3.2 Flexible Plastic
6.4 Composite Material (Jute)
6.5 Paper & Paperboard
6.6 Other Materials

7 Global Agricultural Packaging Market, By Product
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Bottles & Cans
7.3 Pouches & Bags
7.4 Drums
7.5 Bulk Containers
7.6 Containers
7.7 Other Products

8 Global Agricultural Packaging Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Pesticides
8.3 Food Products
8.4 Fertilizers
8.5 Biologicals
8.6 Seeds
8.7 Other Applications

9 Global Agricultural Packaging Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Anderson Packaging Inc
11.2 Tetra Pak
11.3 Sonoco Products
11.4 Amcor Limited
11.5 Mondi Group
11.6 Bemis Company, Inc.
11.7 Smurfit Kappa Group Plc
11.8 International Paper Company
11.9 Silgan Holdings, Inc.
11.10 DS Smith Plc
11.11 Berry Global, Inc.
11.12 Atlantic Packaging
11.13 Purity Flexpack Limited
11.14 Packaging Corporation of America

List of Tables
1 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Barrier Strength (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By High (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Low (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Medium (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Material (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Metal (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Plastic (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Rigid Plastic (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Flexible Plastic (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Composite Material (Jute) (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Paper & Paperboard (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Bottles & Cans (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Pouches & Bags (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Drums (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Bulk Containers (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Containers (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Pesticides (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Food Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Fertilizers (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Biologicals (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Seeds (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Agricultural Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

List of Figures


Research Methodology

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The data is collected from several authenticated, reliable, paid and unpaid sources and is filtered depending on the scope & objective of the research. Our reports repository acts as an added advantage in this procedure. Data gathering from the raw material suppliers, distributors and the manufacturers is performed on a regular basis, this helps in the comprehensive understanding of the products value chain. Apart from the above mentioned sources the data is also collected from the industry consultants to ensure the objective of the study is in the right direction.

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  • Competitor analysis
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