Food Can Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Aluminum, Steel, Others), By Application (Bakery & Confectionary, Convenience Food, Dairy Products, Fruits & Vegetables, Meat & Seafood, Pet Food, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Sep 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061613720
  • Pages : 120

The food can market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.54% to reach a market size of US$9.380 billion in 2027 from US$6.432 billion in 2020.

The main objective of food can be to store and preserve food for expeditious transportation, and distribution, as well as to be used as a container for residential as well as industrial use. The primary factors that are estimated to drive the growth of the global food can market are increasing health-conscious convenience snacking that is marked by a shift in consumers’ preference of food ingredients and dietary patterns. Further, the increasing innovation in the food and beverage sector is also set to drive the growth of the food can market globally. Further, the perishable nature of fruits, which makes their shelf life a major deterrent for their application in a variety of food and beverage preparations, is also a reason why the food can market serves as a facilitator in conserving the quality of food products. Particularly, the bakery and confectionary sector benefits from the canning of food, since fruits are one of the most sought-after ingredients in preparations for the aforementioned Food and beverage segment.

Furthermore, advancements in refrigeration and transportation technologies have made it possible to ship more volumes of exotic ingredients. The growing trend of ordering breakfast snacks in the morning is also driving the global food can market. Additionally, the baby boomers, Gen Xs, Gen Ys as well as Gen Zs’ consumption tendencies towards food and beverages, albeit varied, are marked by the curiosity of sampling exotic cuisines, trying fusion cookery, and so on. Thereafter, the growing emergence of convenient snaking options that include a variety of food products is gradually being adopted by consumers across the world. This is supported by the growing middle-income group that is giving rise to more disposable income available to a household. A mix of traditionalist and experimentalist consumers across all age groups frequent pubs, local eateries, bars, and fine dining establishments, along with other types of food and beverage establishments.

Furthermore, the tendency for a fast-paced lifestyle due to technological advancements and the changing nature of deliverables and rotational working hours has led to a surge in the need for meal-on-the-go, meal kits, which is also driving the flourishing food and beverage start-up sector that has added to the stream of demand for food that can sustain operations. Additionally, the proliferation of convenience stores in urban agglomerations is helping to drive the growth of the food court market.

Conversely, a plausible aversion to heavily processed food and artificially sweetened beverages, among others, in favour of food ingredients that are perceived to be healthy is also poised to drive the food market.  To this extent, aspects of global dietary patterns, particularly in urban and peri-urban areas, have significantly shifted toward veganism and what is becoming known as a flexitarian way of eating. Apart from the aspects of convenience, identity, taste, and value, there has been an increasing consideration of the degree to which the ethics of food products resonate and the benefits that one can derive from consuming the food and /or beverage concerned. This has given rise to the demand for food inclusions that aid the premiumization of a few traditional reckoned food products.

The growing interest in the umami flavour - the fifth flavour that has emerged as a common addition to sauces, soups, and meat pies, among others for its widely recognized meaty- savory flavour, thus subscribing to veganism. Thus, expanding preferences in food and beverages that spill over the traditional national geographical boundaries, evolving consumer demographics, and changing consumption patterns, among others are estimated to throttle the demand for the same.

Aluminium Cans are predicted to have a significant market share by material. According to The Aluminum Association, an average aluminium beverage container can contain up to 70% recycled metal, making it one of the most recyclable beverage containers by far. Aluminium cans are completely impervious to oxygen, light, moisture, as well as other pollutants. They are corrosion-resistant and have one of the longest store lives of any package. The lightweight and stackability of these cans improve storage and shipping efficiencies while also significantly reducing transportation carbon emissions through logistics and supply chains, resulting in their widespread acceptance in packaging.

North America is expected to have a significant share of the market. Food processing is a major manufacturing industry in the United States, and it is boosting regional demand for food cans. Food processing factories account for 16 percent of the value of shipments from all manufacturing operations in the United States, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Packaging also extends the shelf life of a product, reducing food waste, which is a major environmental and economic issue. In the United States, for instance, an approximated 42% of fresh peaches are wasted at the consumer level, mostly due to spoiling. Only 9% of canned peaches deteriorate, resulting in significant resource savings while maintaining the same nutritional content. The demand for food cans is also being driven by product innovation in the region. Ball Corp., for example, has saved more than 210 metric tons of steel yearly, or the equivalent of 250 automobiles, by lowering the weight of an end-user with millions of two-piece food containers in North America by 15% over the last five years.

Recent Developments and expansions

  • Crown Holdings Inc. began construction of a new USD 147.6 million, 327,000-square-foot can production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in May 2020, with intentions to open in spring 2021. The advanced-manufacturing plant will be owned and operated by its subsidiary CROWN Cork and Seal USA Inc. It will produce 1.3 billion canisters per year at a pace of 2,800 cans per minute in the beginning.
  • Crown Holdings Inc. introduced a new gifting tin in May 2020 for firms that use attractive finishes & textures on metal packaging to entice customers. The inks used in the presenting tin create an oxidized mineral aesthetic, creating the impression of natural weathering through time, and using a colour palette that celebrates nature's diversity.
  • In 2020, Puratos, a manufacturer of food ingredients that is headquartered in Belgium announced the launch of a new range of food inclusions that will reportedly contribute to a creamy texture and rich taste, called Smoobees. These soft beads will allow the bakers to add the aforesaid characteristics to their products without any injection equipment, thereby enabling the bakers to adapt to the variation in consumer demand without any overhaul or any major investment in their production processes.

COVID-19 Impact on Food Can Market

Packaging producers experienced supply chain interruption as a result of the recent breakout of COVID-19, as well as decreased manufacturing at their facilities in many regions of the world. Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification programs now offer six-month certification extensions by conducting a remote audit and risk assessment on COVID-19, enabling the business to satisfy demand by approving a new supplier's location without the need for an on-site inspection.

Food Can Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$6.432 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$9.380 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 5.54% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Material, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Ardagh Group S.A., CANPACK, CCL Industries, Crown, HUBER Packaging Group GmbH, Independent Can Company, Mondi, Sonoco Products Company, Wells Can Company, Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad, Silgan Holdings Inc., Envases Universales, Allstate Can Corporation
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Material
    • Aluminum
    • Steel
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Bakery & confectionary
    • Convenience food
    • Dairy Products
    • Fruits & vegetables
    • Meat & seafood
    • Pet food
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global food can market?
A1. Food Can Market was valued at US$9.380 billion in 2020.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the food can market?
A2. The food can market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.54% over the forecast period.

Q3. What are the key factors behind the food can market growth?
A3. The primary factors that are estimated to drive the growth of the global food can market are increasing health-conscious convenience snacking that is marked by a shift in consumers’ preference of food ingredients and dietary patterns. 

Q4. What will be the food can market size by 2027?
A4. The food can market is anticipated to reach a market size of US$6.432 billion by 2027.

Q5. How is the food can market segmented?
A5. The food can market has been segmented by material, application, and geography.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
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
4.3.1. 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. Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Aluminum
5.3. Steel
5.4. Others

6. Food Can Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Bakery & confectionary 
6.3. Convenience food
6.4. Dairy Products 
6.5. Fruits & vegetables
6.6. Meat & seafood
6.7. Pet food
6.8. Others 

7. Food Can Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. North America Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
7.2.2. North America Food Can Market Analysis, By Application
7.2.3. By Country USA Canada Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. South America Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
7.3.2. South America Food Can Market Analysis, By Application
7.3.3. By Country Brazil Argentina Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Europe America Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
7.4.2. Europe Food Can Market Analysis, By Application
7.4.3. By Country Germany France United Kingdom Italy Spain Others
7.5. The Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Middle East and Africa America Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
7.5.2. Middle East and Africa Food Can Market Analysis, By Application
7.5.3. By Country UAE Saudi Arabia Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Asia Pacific Food Can Market Analysis, By Material
7.6.2. Asia Pacific Food Can Market Analysis, By Application China Japan South Korea India Thailand Indonesia Australia 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. Ardagh Group S.A.
9.3. CCL Industries 
9.4. Crown
9.5. HUBER Packaging Group GmbH
9.6. Independent Can Company
9.7. Mondi
9.8. Sonoco Products Company
9.9. Wells Can Company
9.10. Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad
9.11. Silgan Holdings Inc.
9.12. Envases Universales
9.13. Allstate Can Corporation


Ardagh Group S.A.


CCL Industries


HUBER Packaging Group GmbH

Independent Can Company


Sonoco Products Company

Wells Can Company

Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad

Silgan Holdings Inc.

Envases Universales

Allstate Can Corporation