Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Plastic, Paper And Board, Glass, Metal), By Application (Poultry And Meat Products, Dairy Products, Produce (Vegetables And Fruits), Sea Food, Others), And By Country - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Sep 2022 Report Code: KSI061611104 Pages: 114

Asia Pacific fresh food packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.18% over the forecast period. China and India are expected to be the dominating countries in the fresh food packaging market. The main drivers of the Asia Pacific fresh food packaging market are the new and emerging packaging technology, the requirement for the extension of the shelf life of fresh fruits, and consumer awareness about health concerns. These are increasing the market in various countries across the Asia Pacific region. The need for new technologies to improve packaging quality to provide better safety and protective measures for enclosed food to prevent spoilage during transit.

New technologies must improve the quality of packaging to provide better safety and protective measures for enclosed food to stop it from spoiling on the transits. The rise of new technologies like active packaging, intelligent packaging, Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP), antimicrobial, and aseptic packages are boosting the demand for the use of eco-friendly products as raw materials. The need for safe and intact fresh food is very high among conscious health consumers, increasing the requirement for strong and durable packaging materials.

Increased disposable income and changing lifestyles are raising awareness of healthy eating habits such as eating more fresh food rather than cooked food to obtain high nutrients directly from the food. The increasing disposable income and changing lifestyle are increasing the awareness about healthy eating habits like being more focused on eating fresh food more in quantity than cooked food to get high nutrients from the food directly. This is increasing the need for fresh food packaging. The threat of fresh fruits and vegetables sprayed with chemicals and pesticides and the use of artificial ripening methods used by street vendors are increasing the need for fresh food packaging.

The new food packaging market is hindered due to strict government regulations and rising raw material costs. The increasing cost of raw materials is raising the cost of final products, making it expensive for manufacturers to sell goods at a high price. The stringent government rules and regulations for packaging are also slowing market growth.

The government across the Asia Pacific region is opposing the use of plastic as they are non-biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. The increasing environmental concerns are forcing governments across the Asia Pacific region to take strict actions to curb global warming. The fresh food markets have opportunities like using innovative eco-friendly packaging materials to reduce government restrictions and provide a better environment-friendly product. The growing vegan population in countries like India can also be an opportunity for expanding their market share.

The Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging market has been segmented based on the material and application. The market has been segmented by materials: plastic, paper and board, glass, and metal. The South Korean fresh food packaging market has been classified into poultry and meat products, dairy products, produce (vegetables and fruits), seafood, and others. By material, plastic holds a significant market share due to the huge demand for plastics for packed fresh meat products in various Asia Pacific countries. The strict government rules and regulations regarding banning plastic due to its being a non-biodegradable product cause plastic reduction in most of the Asia Pacific countries. This will further grow the demand for paper and board for use as raw materials in the packaging market. The increase of paper and board for carrying fresh fruits and vegetables will further grow and increase its demand in the market.

By application, produce (vegetables and fruits) accounted for a major market share in 2019. The produce market (vegetables and fruits) is due to increased farming activities in developing countries like India and China. India and China will account for the lion's share of global crop production. India and China will amount to the world's major share of crop production. The poultry & meat, and seafood segments are poised to grow in the forecast period. Seafood and poultry have a major market in countries like Japan and South Korea. The emerging popularity of seafood in countries like India will further drive the market for this segment.

Key Developments:

  • January 2022- Amcor, one of the well-known pioneers in creating ethical packaging solutions, has introduced a new platform for paper-based packaging goods called AmFiber. AmFiber's inventions seek to reimagine the potential of conventional paper packaging by offering a greater range of features and practical advantages to satisfy shifting consumer demands.
  • August 2020- One of the well-known meal delivery services, Zomato, said that over the previous five years, average monthly active food delivery restaurants have increased by 6x, and average monthly transactional clients have increased by 13x which is anticipated to drive the demand for fresh food packaging solutions.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market:

At the begining of COVID-19 caused a demand for canned food across the Asia Pacific region due to increasing dry food procurement driven by hygiene concerns. However, the industry could not fully capitalize on the unexpected demand rise because of a complete lockdown and suspension of industrial activity, which hindered the market's growth in 2020. Furthermore, the market is forecast to grow steadily over the coming years because health concerns are anticipated to endure long after the disease outbreak has faded.

Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market Scope:



Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.18% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Material, Application, And Country
 Regions Covered  China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Others
 Companies Covered Amcor PLC, Mondi, BALL CORPORATION, Sealed Air, Crown Holdings, Inc., Sonoco Products Company, International Paper., Hangzhou Zhongsu Packaging Materials Co., Ltd
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Material
    • Plastic
    • Paper and Board
    • Glass
    • Metal
  • By Application
    • Poultry and Meat Products
    • Dairy Products
    • Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)
    • Seafood
    • Others
  • By Country
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Thailand
    • Taiwan
    • Indonesia
    • Others
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Impact
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2.  Research Methodology
2.1.  Research Data
2.2.  Assumptions

3.  Executive Summary
3.1.  Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market Analysis, By Material
5.1. Introduction
5.2.  Plastic
5.3. Paper and Board
5.4. Glass
5.5. Metal

6.  Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Poultry and Meat Products
6.3.  Dairy Products
6.4.  Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)
6.5.  Seafood
6.6. Others

7.  Asia Pacific Fresh Food Packaging Market Analysis, By Country 
7.1. Introduction
7.2.  China
7.3. Japan
7.4. South Korea
7.5.  India
7.6. Thailand
7.7. Taiwan
7.8. Indonesia 
7.9.  Others

8.  Competitive Environment and Analysis
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.  Company Profiles
9.1.  Amcor PLC
9.2. Mondi 
9.4. Sealed Air
9.5.  Crown Holdings, Inc.
9.6. Sonoco Products Company
9.7.  International Paper.
9.8. Hangzhou Zhongsu Packaging Materials Co., Ltd

Amcor PLC



Sealed Air

Crown Holdings, Inc.

Sonoco Products Company

International Paper.

Hangzhou Zhongsu Packaging Materials Co., Ltd


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