Agricultural Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material Type (Plastic, Paper And Paperboard, Composite Material (Jute), Metal, Others), By Product Type (Trays, Pouches Bags And Sacks, Containers, Films, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Apr 2022 Report Code: KSI061611543 Pages: 124

The agricultural packaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.24% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$5,044.368 million in 2027, from US$3528.100 million in 2020.


The agricultural packaging market is a significant market as it ensures the food is delivered from farms hygienically and conveniently. The packaging also makes sure the products do not get spoiled on their way to the retail market. Not to forget, it also elongates the shelf life of the products and reduces unnecessary food wastage. Agriculture packaging includes different kinds of bulk and small packaging. Like bulk bags, pouches, silo bags, trays, containers, films, clamshells, and bottles, to name a few. The material may include plastic, jute, paper, cardboard, and metals, amongst others.

Market Trend

Agriculture packaging has gained prevalence with increasing strict regulation regarding the packaging of food and beverages. Another key factor contributing to the industry is the growing population. Further, with globalization, the demand for importing and exporting agriculture-related products has increased significantly. Moreover, with the green revolution and further research and development, the production per yield has increased. With advanced packaging technology, it has become easier for farmers and wholesalers to store the products with less wastage and has made them convenient for transportation as well.

Growth Factors

  • Growth in the population

With the rising global population, the demand for food products has increased significantly. According to the world bank data, the worldwide population in 2020 was 7.8 billion, which was down from 6.1 billion in 2000. According to the UN, the population may reach 9.7 billion in 2050. The demand for food has drastically increased to feed so many individuals.  Apart from the increase in the food demand, the demand for crops used for feed, fuel, fiber, and feedstocks has also grown. Furthermore, with the rising urban population, agriculture packaging has made transportation and storage easy.  According to the World Bank, more than 56% of the population lives in urban developments.  This increases the demand for processed food and junk food.

  • The growing global market for pesticides and fertilizers

 The market for pesticides and fertilizers has grown steadily over the past few years. The key driver affecting the market for pesticides and fertilizers is the rising demand for crops with an increase in the population.  According to the United Nations Environmental Program, around 190 million tonnes of inorganic fertilizers were used in 2018., which is predicted to reach 197 million tonnes in 2024. In 2018, the organic market revenue reached US$ 151 billion. Further, in 2016, around 4.1 million tonnes of pesticides were used. indicating the high use of pesticides and fertilizers in the agriculture industry.  The packaging for pesticides differs in forms, including sacks, pouches, bags, and containers, amongst others.


  • Arable Land Depletion

A strict decline in agricultural land is observed with an increase in the urban population. According to the World Bank, in 2020, 4.358 billion individuals will live in urban areas. . Further, with rising crop production and excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, the fertility of the land has dropped significantly.  With this, globally, the percentage of land used for agriculture has declined over a period of time. 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. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the government's agricultural support has been reduced over the past few years. In 2009, OECD countries received 20.81% of gross farm receipts. This came down to 18.07% in the year 2020. The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Agricultural Packaging Market:

With the outburst of the COVID pandemic, the Agricultural Packaging Market was also affected.  With strict regulations and travel restrictions, the supply chain of the products was affected.  Further, due to the rise in the inflation rate, the demand for agricultural packaging was affected.  However, it is anticipated to grow in the forecasted period due to rising demand for food and other agricultural products.

Agricultural Packaging Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$3528.100 million
 Market size value in 2027  US$5,044.368 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 5.24% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Material Type, Product Type, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Sonoco Products Company, Mondi Group, BAG corporation, LC Packaging International BV, NNZ Group, Tetra Pak International S.A., Amcor plc, Flex – Pack, Western Packaging, Greif, Inc., Proampac LLC, Creative Agricultural Packaging, Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Material Type
    • Plastic
    • Paper and Paperboard
    • Composite Material (Jute)
    • Metal
    • Others
  • By Product Type
    • Trays
    • Pouches Bags and Sacks
    • Containers
    • Films
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the agricultural packaging market size by 2027?
A1. The agricultural packaging market is expected to reach a total market size of US$5,044.368 million in 2027.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the agricultural packaging market?
A2. The global agricultural packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.24% during the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global agricultural packaging market?
A3. Agricultural Packaging Market was valued at US$3528.100 million in 2020.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the agricultural packaging market growth?
A4. Agriculture packaging has gained prevalence with increasing strict regulation regarding the packaging of food and beverages.

Q5. How is the global agricultural packaging market segmented?
A5. The agricultural packaging market has been segmented by material type, product type, and geography.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Plastic
5.3. Paper and Paperboard
5.4. Composite Material (Jute)
5.5. Metal
5.6. others

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Trays
6.3. Pouches Bags and Sacks
6.4. Containers
6.5. Films
6.6. Others

7.1. North America
7.1.1. USA
7.1.2. Canada
7.1.3. Mexico
7.2. South America
7.2.1. Brazil
7.2.2. Argentina
7.2.3. Others
7.3. Europe
7.3.1. Germany
7.3.2. France
7.3.3. United Kingdom
7.3.4. Spain
7.3.5. Others
7.4. Middle East and Africa
7.4.1. Israel
7.4.2. Saudi Arabia
7.4.3. Others
7.5. Asia Pacific
7.5.1. China
7.5.2. Japan
7.5.3. South Korea
7.5.4. India
7.5.5. Others

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. Sonoco Products Company
9.2. Mondi Group
9.3. BAG corporation
9.4. LC Packaging International BV
9.5. NNZ Group
9.6. Tetra Pak International S.A.
9.7. Amcor plc
9.8. Flex – Pack
9.9. Western Packaging
9.10. Greif, Inc.
9.11. Proampac LLC
9.12. Creative Agricultural Packaging, Inc.

Sonoco Products Company

Mondi Group

BAG corporation

LC Packaging International BV

NNZ Group

Tetra Pak International S.A.

Amcor plc

Flex – Pack

Western Packaging

Greif, Inc.

Proampac LLC

Creative Agricultural Packaging, Inc.


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