Malaysia Canned Food Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Canned Fish/Seafood, Canned Meat Products, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, Other Canned Foods), And By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), And By (Province, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Johor, Others) - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published:  Nov 2021 Report Code: KSI061613313 Pages: 95

Malaysia canned food market is projected to witness a compounded annual growth rate of 8.45% to grow to US$282.163 million by 2026, from US$159.916 million in 2019. The foods which are first processed and then preserved by sealing in an airtight container to extend the shelf life of the product are called canned foods. According to Eatright.Org, canned foods can play an important role in an overall healthy diet. Compared with people who eat less canned fruits and vegetables, people who eat more canned food tend to have higher fruit and vegetable intake and higher nutrient intake. In addition, the fruits and vegetables used for canning are picked with maximum freshness, ensuring the best flavor and the highest quality nutrients. Canned food can be as nutritious as fresh and frozen food because canned food can retain many nutrients.

This increasing awareness regarding the health benefits of consuming canned foods such as canned fruits and vegetables or canned meat is expected to propel Malaysia’s canned food market growth. Additionally, the country’s increasing disposable income is also expected to be a major growth factor. According to World Bank, Malaysia is likely to transition to a high-income economy between 2024 and 2028, a reflection of the country’s economic transformation development trajectory over past decades. Malaysia‘s GNI per capita is at US$11,200 according to the latest estimates, only US$1,335 short of the current threshold level that defines a high-income economy. Thus, with the growth in the country’s disposable income, the demand for high-quality and nutritious foods with a prolonged shelf life is expected to grow exponentially during the forecast period.

malaysia canned food market

The rise in disposable income is expected to drive the Malaysian Canned food market growth.

The Malaysian canned food market is expected to experience substantial growth in the years ahead, backed by factors such as the increase in disposable income. A rise in disposable income facilitates an increase in the amount of money spent on goods and services, which are beyond what a person needs to survive. Canned foods have high nutritious value and require less preparation time. Fruits and vegetables used for canning are picked at peak freshness, ensuring the best flavor and nutrient quality, and can be just as nutritious as fresh and frozen foods because canning preserves many nutrients. The number of minerals, fat-soluble vitamins, protein, fat, and carbohydrate remain relatively unchanged by the process of canning and offer great fresh food alternatives with prolonged shelf life.

 The increase in the country’s disposable income is expected to fuel the demand for such canned foods. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, in 2019, the mean income in Malaysia was RM7,901 while Malaysia’s median income was recorded at RM5,873. In terms of growth, median income in Malaysia grew by 3.9 percent per year in 2019 as compared to 6.6 percent in 2016. Moreover, mean income rose at 4.2 percent in 2019, with its household spending projected to grow by a real rate of 9.2% year on year in 2021, a significant improvement from the 1.6% year-on-year contraction forecast in 2020, on the back of better employment figures, supporting household disposable incomes, along with ongoing government stimulus measures, according to Fitch Solutions, one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This rise in disposable income coupled with the increasing awareness regarding the benefits of canned foods is projected to boost Malaysia’s canned food market during the forecast period.

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Pandemic Insights.

COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the Malaysian canned food market. Consumers in the country had been stockpiling food suppliers due to the increasing concerns of the COVID-19 restrictions. The long-term outlook in the country has been that while lockdowns would inevitably be lifted, different types of COVID-19 restrictions, such as social distancing practices would be in place for an extended amount of time. These developments had a significant impact on the consumer’s purchasing preferences and habits, with consumers have been saving their sum and capital for essential items and products, such as canned food and other related food items. In March 2020, the Government of Malaysia announced its decision to implement stricter COVID-19 restrictions and measures, which had a positive impact on the country’s canned food market growth. The governments’ order had stated that all businesses would be needed to close temporarily and only retailers that had been selling essential items would be allowed to function. This announcement led to near panic in the country with thousands of people entering stores to stock up and purchase essential supplies.

Malaysia Canned Food Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$159.916 million
 Market size value in 2026  US$282.163 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 8.45% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type, Distribution Channel, And Province
 Companies covered Rex Canning Corporation Pvt Ltd, Del Monte Asia Pte Ltd, Hormel Foods Corporation, Protigam Food Industries Sdn. Bhd., Makmur Food Industries Sdn. Bhd., NFM Malaysia, Tropical Canning, Meetco (M) Sdn Bhd
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Canned Fish/Seafood
    • Canned Meat Products
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Canned Fruits
    • Other Canned Foods
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Online
    • Offline
      • Convenience Stores
      • Others
  • By Province
    • Selangor
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Sarawak
    • Johor
    • Others
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. Market Opportunities
4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Canned Fish/Seafood
5.3. Canned Meat Products
5.4. Canned Vegetables
5.5. Canned Fruits
5.6. Other Canned Foods

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Online
6.3. Offline
6.3.1. Supermarket/Hypermarket
6.3.2. Convenience Stores
6.3.3. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. Selangor
7.3. Kuala Lumpur
7.4. Sarawak
7.5. Johor
7.6. 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. Rex Canning Corporation Pvt Ltd
9.2. Del Monte Asia Pte Ltd
9.3. Hormel Foods Corporation
9.4. Protigam Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. 
9.5. Makmur Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
9.6. NFM Malaysia
9.7. Tropical Canning
9.8. Meetco (M) Sdn Bhd

Rex Canning Corporation Pvt Ltd

Del Monte Asia Pte Ltd

Hormel Foods Corporation

Protigam Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Makmur Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.

NFM Malaysia

Tropical Canning

Meetco (M) Sdn Bhd


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