Liquid Packaging Market (By Packaging Type: Flexible [Sachets, Films, Pouches], Rigid [Bottles, Paperboard, Drums, Cans, Containers]; By Raw Material: Paper, Plastics (PP, PET, PE), Glass, Metal; By Technique: Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Aseptic Packaging, Intelligent Packaging, Vacuum Packaging; By End-use: Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals, Household Care) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 - 2030

The global liquid packaging market size was valued at USD 462.58 billion in 2021 and is predicted to hit around USD 716.7 billion by 2030 with a remarkable CAGR of 4.9% from 2022 to 2030.

Growth Factors:

Liquid packaging consists of the materials and packaging formats used in the packing, transportation, and storage of liquids and semi-liquids. Proper selection of liquid packaging is essential to enable its proper transportation and long-term storage. It includes rigid packaging formats such as bottles & containers and flexible packaging formats such as films, stand-up pouches, squeezable tubes, cartons, and bag-on-box. Liquid packaging can be of a single substrate or can be multi-layered laminate as in case of liquid cartons. They are used in packing both food products as well as non-food products such as chemicals.  

The global liquid packaging market size is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period, owing to increase in demand in the food & beverage and pharmaceuticals industries. The food & beverage, cosmetics, and the pharmaceutical industries have one of the largest consumer bases globally, and these industries are also the major end users of liquid packaging. Increase in disposable income and change in lifestyles have affected the consumption patterns, leading to higher demand for packaged beverage products and other FMCG products. E-commerce platforms also cater to every consumer good that use liquid packaging. It includes personal care products, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, topical solutions, and household care products. Furthermore, e-commerce co-packers demand customized packaging solutions that reduce lead time. Hence, the growth of the FMCG (Fast-moving consumer goods) industry will boost the demand for liquid packaging during the forecast period. Furthermore, advantages of flexible liquid packaging such as convenient and easy-to-use packaging, ability to maintain freshness and enhance the shelf life of food, reduced packaging cost of food products, eliminate material wastage, and facilitate customization of packages further boost the liquid packaging market growth. New packaging products can be prototyped within a short time.

Report Scope of the Liquid Packaging Market

Report Highlights


Market Size

USD 716.7 Billion by 2030

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5% from 2021 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Data

2017 to 2020

Forecast Period

2021 to 2030

Segments Covered

Packaging Type, Raw Material, Technique, End-use

Regional Scope

North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEAN, Rest of the World

Companies Mentoned

Comar LLC, Tetra Laval International S.A., Liqui-Box Corporation, Evergreen Packaging Inc., International Paper Company, BillerudKorsnäs AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Packaging Type Insights

In terms of value, rigid packaging emerged as a dominant segment, accounting for the major market share of over 85.5% in 2020. Rigid packaging is extensively used to manufacture the packaging solutions for pharmaceutical drugs and beverages. This is mainly because of the exceptional properties of rigid packaging over other packaging type that includes excellent shelf-life and ease of transport & carrying.

On the other side, increasing application of flexible packaging materials owing to light weight, low transportation cost, and flexibility in the size & shape of the package anticipated to boost the growth of flexible packaging solutions over the upcoming years.

Raw Material Insights

In terms of raw material, plastics led the global liquid packaging market and accounted for more than half of the value share in the year 2020. Plastics are the most preferred material in the manufacturing of packaging solutions for different end-use verticals such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage, household care, and personal care.

However, paper segment likely to exhibit significant growth over the coming years owing to its excellent properties that include better environmental protection and high recyclability. A further, stringent government norm on restricting the usage of non-degradable plastics is the other major factors that impel the demand for paper materials. Suppliers of paper packaging solutions such as paperboard containers and boxes have increased their production capacities in response to meet the dynamic market conditions.

Regional Insights

In terms of region, the Asia Pacific exhibits the highest demand for liquid packaging and accounted for around 40% value share in the year 2020. This is primarily because of the favorable government policies for manufacturers, expansion in pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors, and the shifting of the production facilities in the region due to low operating and labor costs

Besides this, North America expected to grow at a moderate rate over the forecast period. The U.S. is considered as the leading contributor towards the growth of the region because of prominent demand for liquid packaging along with rising implementation of paper products over other harmful materials in the region expected to propel the demand for liquid packaging in North America in the coming years.

Some of the prominent players in the Liquid Packaging Market include:

  • Comar LLC
  • Tetra Laval International S.A.
  • Liqui-Box Corporation
  • Evergreen Packaging Inc.
  • International Paper Company
  • BillerudKorsnäs AB
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Klabin Paper
  • The DOW Chemical Company
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Mondi PLC.

Segments Covered in the Report

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2030 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

By Packaging Type

  • Flexible
    • Sachets
    • Films
    • Pouches
  • Rigid
    • Bottles
    • Paperboard
    • Drums
    • Cans
    • Containers

By Raw Material

  • Paper
  • Plastics
    • PP
    • PET
    • PE
  • Glass
  • Metal

By Technique

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
  • Aseptic Packaging
  • Intelligent Packaging
  • Vacuum Packaging

By End-use

  • Personal Care
  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Household Care

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Points Covered in Liquid Packaging Market Study:

  • Growth of Liquid Packaging in 2022
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2030)
  •  Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  •  Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  •  Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  •  Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  •  Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
  •  COVID-19 Impact on Demand for Liquid Packaging and How to Navigate
  •  Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  •  Liquid Packaging Consumption Analysis
  •  Liquid Packaging Production Analysis
  •  Liquid Packaging and Management

Report Detail

  • Report Code:6352
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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