Agriculture Chemical Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product Type (Bags And Pouches, Bottles And Containers, Drums And Intermediate Bulk (IBC’s), Others), By Material Type (Plastic, Metal, Others), By Chemical (Fertilizer, Pesticide, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Dec 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615726
  • Pages : 146

The agriculture chemical packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.87% over the forecast period, increasing from US$7.809 billion in 2021 to US$10.892 billion by 2028.

One major factor propelling the agriculture chemical packaging market is the growth in agrochemical trade. Further, the extension of the shelf life of agrochemicals and biologicals, an increase in research and development activities within the industry, and a rise in demand from emerging economies are expected to provide further impetus to its growth. Additionally, as technology advances and machinery modernize, new opportunities will arise for the agriculture chemical packaging market during the forecast period.

Moreover, plastics are the most common packaging material for agricultural chemicals. However, because bags, pouches, bottles, and containers are environmentally sustainable, their use is growing quickly. For instance, Scholle IPN provides pouch and bag-in-box packaging options to safeguard agrochemical products.

Additionally, StePac and BASF joined forces in December 2022 to develop fresh produce packaging that is sustainable. With the help of BASF's chemically recycled polyamide 6, Ultramid Ccycled, StePac will be able to develop contact-sensitive packaging formats that are compatible with the circular economy. The goal of this collaboration is to increase produce shelf life and decrease plastic waste.

Increasing demand for packaging solutions

Plastic bags and pouches are commonly used to package various agrochemical products like fertilizer and pesticides. HDPE and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are the materials of choice when making plastic jars and bottles. These medium barrier solutions are appropriate for use in the agrochemical industries because they provide moderate levels of gas permeability, heat resistance, moisture barrier, and oxygen barrier.

Moreover, Plastic Ocean International estimates that almost 500 billion plastic bags are used globally each year. The lightweight, dependable, and cost-effective qualities of plastics are factors driving their adoption in this market.  The need for packaging solutions that safely store and dispense pesticides and herbicides—chemicals that shield crops from diseases, weeds, and pests—is fueled by the growing demand for crop protection products on a global scale. Additionally, the rising trends in food production and chemical fertilizer consumption and increased demand for bioplastics are creating significant market opportunities. For instance, as per the European Bioplastics Organization, the global bioplastic production capacity is expected to rise dramatically, from 2.23 million tonnes in 2022 to roughly 6.3 million tonnes in 2027. Further, flexible packaging solutions, which can also lessen an organization's carbon footprint, are made of flexible plastics. As they offer superior protection against transportation losses in an environmentally friendly way, pouches and bags are being used more often in agrochemical packaging. For instance, Scholle IPN provides fertilizer solutions in pouch packaging, which offers a better product-to-package ratio than rigid formats like bottles and jars.

India's agriculture chemical packaging market is predicted to expand steadily. 

Agricultural chemical packaging involves the usage of packaging solutions such as bags, bottles, and containers made of metals or plastics for safe storage and transportation of fertilizers, pesticides, and other agrochemicals. India is among the leading nations with high agricultural production and the country is witnessing a positive growth in agrochemicals production fueled by the growing agricultural activities. For instance, according to the Department of fertilizers, in September 2023, fertilizer sales in India stood at 53.95 metric tons which signified a 6.8% increase over 2022’s sales volume of 50.49 metric tons. Additionally, the booming population and increase in consumption scale have further stimulated the food demand in India which will increase agricultural operations in the country, thereby simultaneously increasing the demand for agrochemical packaging solutions for safe transportation of pesticides and fertilizers.

Moreover, the well-established presence of local market players such as Hitech Corporation Ltd . provides various packaging solutions for agrochemicals inclusive of monolayer and barrier container options in LDPE, PP, PE, and HDPE plastic containers, bottles buckets, and jerrycans is also expected to drive the market growth at country level. Furthermore, various guidelines and regulatory standards laid by the Indian government about the packaging and labeling of agrochemical materials are also acting as an additional driving factor.


  • By Product Type
    • Bags and Pouches
    • Bottles and Containers
    • Drums and Intermediate Bulk (IBC’s)
    • Others
  • By Material Type
    • Plastic
    • Metal
    • Others
  • By Chemical
    • Fertilizer
    • Pesticide
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The agriculture chemical packaging market is projected to reach a market size of US$10.892 billion by 2028.
Agriculture Chemical Packaging Market was valued at US$7.809 billion in 2021.
The global agriculture chemical packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.87% over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the agriculture chemical packaging market.
One major factor propelling the agriculture chemical packaging market is the growth in agrochemical trade.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Data

2.3. Validation


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. 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. Bags and Pouches

5.3. Bottles and Containers

5.4. Drums and Intermediate Bulk (IBC’s)

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Plastic

6.3. Metal

6.4. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Fertilizer

7.3. Pesticide

7.4. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazi

8.3.2. Argentin

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. United Caps 

10.2. Mauser Packaging Solutions

10.3. Greif, Inc

10.4. NNZ Group

10.5. ProAmpac

10.6. Silgan Holdings, Inc.

10.7. LC Packaging International BV

United Caps

Mauser Packaging Solutions

Greif, Inc

NNZ Group


Silgan Holdings, Inc.

LC Packaging International BV