North America Cement Packaging Industry Outlook from 2024 to 2034

North America cement packaging industry is estimated to reach USD 1,002.2 million in 2024 and is anticipated to reach a value of USD 1,441.8 million by 2034. Sales are projected to rise at a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period between 2024 and 2034. The revenue generated in 2023 was USD 967.5 million.

The bags and sacks segment in packaging format types is used on a large scale for cement packaging due to urban development, building and construction and infrastructural works all over the globe, capturing a share of 89% in 2024 in North America’s industry. This rise is amid its robust and resilient abilities to withstand vigorous conditions during the storage and transportation of cement and its versatility to be made from multiple packaging materials.

North America Cement Packaging Industry Forecast

Attributes Key Insights
Historical Size, 2023 USD 967.5 million
Estimated Size, 2024 USD 1,002.2 million
Projected Size, 2034 USD 1,441.8 million
Value-based CAGR (2024 to 2034) 3.7%

The versatility of the materials used for bags and sacks is another significant factor contributing to their dominance in the industry. Manufacturers are focusing on tailoring the packaging to meet specific needs through the use of biodegradable or recyclable materials. This adaptability ensures that cement packaging can meet both performance and regulatory requirements, which is increasingly important in an industry where environmental concerns are becoming more prominent.

In terms of material, plastic bags and sacks for cement packaging are used for various industrial applications such as manufacturing, mining minerals, etc. The plastic bags and sacks are set to capture more than 13.5% of the total industry share in the assessment period as compared to other plastics, paper and paperboard, and flexible IBC packaging materials. This rise is due to its strength and durability, protection qualities, ease of handling and ability to extend the shelf life of the cement.

Among capacity of the packaging, Flexible IBCs (FIBC) with capacity less than 750 kg are used most often for interiors and decorative applications and retail and consumers industry for those who need manageable quantities of cement for household repairs or small construction jobs, thus capturing a share of 59.7% in 2024. The cement packaging sector in North America is set to experience profitable growth during the forecast period. It is projected to create an incremental opportunity of USD 474.3 million and is predicted to rise 1.5 times the current value through 2034.

The projected increase in infrastructure spending, particularly in the United States and Canada, is likely to drive demand for cement and its associated packaging. Additionally, innovations in packaging technology, such as improved sealing techniques and enhanced material strength, are expected to further boost the industry.

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Semi Annual Industry Update

The below table presents the expected CAGR for the North America cement packaging industry over several semi-annual periods spanning from 2024 to 2034. In the first half (H1) of the year from 2023 to 2033, the business is predicted to surge at a CAGR of 3.5%, followed by a slightly higher growth rate of 3.9% in the second half (H2) of the same year.

Particular Value CAGR
H1 3.5% (2023 to 2033)
H2 3.9% (2023 to 2033)
H1 3.3% (2024 to 2034)
H2 4.1% (2024 to 2034)

Moving into the subsequent period, from H1 2024 to H2 2034, the CAGR is projected to decrease slightly to 3.3% in the first half and remain relatively moderate at 4.1% in the second half. In the first half (H1) the industry witnessed a decrease of 20 BPS while in the second half (H2), the industry witnessed an increase of 20 BPS.

Key Industry Highlights

North America's Burgeoning Construction Industry is Spurring Demand for Cement Packaging Solutions

Over the past few years, countries in North America have showcased high growth in their construction activities in a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects. This is because of the rising population and urbanization, ultimately also the rise in the need for new housing developments and commercial sites such as offices, schools and institutions, malls, businesses, retail outlets, hospitality establishments, restaurants, etc.

Apart from new constructional activities with rising urbanization, there has been a shift in new designs and interiors which requires cement as a primary material for the production of concrete.

With the rise in activities of these industries, the need and consumption of cement is also increasing, which in turn is increasing the demand for effective packaging solutions such as flexible IBCs (FIBC), bags and sacks with variation in its material as per the demand on the end users to store, transport and protect it from rain, moisture, and other potential factors that me cause contamination of cement.

North America Embracing on Eco-friendly Packaging Materials and Practices

The cement packaging industry in North America is extensively focusing on eco-friendly materials and practices due to rising environmental concerns, stringent regulatory standards and shifting consumer preference for eco-friendly materials.

With sustainability becoming a point of concern across several industries in North America, cement packaging manufacturers and cement-producing companies are collaborating with packaging suppliers to develop innovative, cost-conscious packaging solutions with improved durability, sustainability, sturdiness and ease in filling, sealing, handling and reliable, to for better storage, transportation and protection of cement.

Paper-based packaging such as paper bags is one of the most recycled materials in the USA than any other packaging material. By using such packaging materials, cement manufacturers are focusing to reduce the dependency on finite resources and the amount of pollution created by traditional packaging materials. This in turn is assisting in curbing the carbon footprint across North America.

Due to the escalating emphasis on sustainable packaging practices in production, distribution and disposal and minimizing the use of material the demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions like paper and paperboard bags and sacks is driving the cement packaging industry.

Rising Plastic Pollution Spurs Need for Eco-Friendly Cement Packaging

The packaging industry is very vast accommodating various types of packaging solutions for cement made from multiple materials, each having significant benefits over others. Cement bags, sacks or FIBCs are not only made from paper but also from plastic and its types which include polypropylene, polyethylene, etc. Plastic bags and sacks are known for their lightweight, moisture resistance and its cost-effective nature are sometimes preferred by companies that are considering low-cost investment for packaging purposes.

But plastic has adverse impact on the environment during its disposal stage thus causing more pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Due to implementing stringent regulations aimed at reducing plastic usage, promoting recycling, and minimizing environmental impact the cement packaging sector’s growth can be hindered in the upcoming years.

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2019 to 2023 North America Cement Packaging Sales Outlook Compared to Demand Forecast from 2024 to 2034

North America cement packaging sector recorded a CAGR of 1.8% during the historical period between 2019 and 2023. Industry growth of cement packaging was positive as it reached a value of USD 967.5 million in 2023 from USD 901.6 million in 2019.

The sector is experiencing growth due to the increased use of cement in building, construction, infrastructural and mining activities. Cement is one of the most important materials for several stages during mining which include stabilizing and reinforcing tunnel walls, roofs, and floors in underground mining work, a prominent material for backfilling to fill any type of void or support excavated areas.

Apart from this cement is largely used for mine shaft sealing to prevent water inflow, gas migration, or material leakage. The building and infrastructural project requires cement for constructing structural elements such as foundations, pillars and other infrastructural works such construction of roads, bridges and dams. With the high usage of cement for the above industries, the need for cement packaging to avoid the loss of integrity of cement and protection from moisture, humidity, etc. is also escalating.

These beneficial characteristics are encouraging cement packaging manufacturers to regularly develop cement packaging with improved features. The rise in demand for effective packaging options with the right material and capacities is expected to create opportunities for the sector.

Industry Concentration

Tier 1 companies comprise industry leaders with a revenue of above USD 50 million capturing a share of 10% to 15% in the North America industry. These leaders are characterized by high production capacity and a wide product portfolio. The companies are distinguished by their extensive expertise in manufacturing across multiple packaging formats and a broad geographical reach, underpinned by a robust consumer base.

They provide a wide range of series including recycling and manufacturing utilizing the latest technology and meeting regulatory standards providing the highest quality. Prominent companies within tier 1 include Mondi plc, LC Packaging and Berry Global Group, Inc.

Tier 2 companies include mid-size players with revenue of USD 5 to 50 million having presence in specific regions and highly influencing the local industry. These are characterized by a strong presence overseas and strong industry knowledge. These players have good technology and ensure regulatory compliance but may not have advanced technology and a wide global reach. Prominent companies in tier 2 include Uflex Limited., ProAmpac LLC, Global-Pak Inc., the Royal NNZ Group bv., Thrace Polyfilms S.A. and Smurfit Kappa plc.

Tier 3 includes most small-scale companies operating at the local presence and serving niche sectors, with revenue below USD 5 million. These companies are notably oriented towards fulfilling local demands and are consequently classified within the tier 3 share segment. They are small-scale players and have limited geographical reach. Tier 3, within this context, is recognized as an unorganized industry, denoting a sector characterized by a lack of extensive structure and formalization when compared to organized competitors.

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Comparative View of Adjacent Industries

The section below compares two industries in the packaging division, namely, the industrial paper sacks and Europe flexible plastic packaging industries. The information provided in the tables below would enable potential clients to make wise investment decisions and put efforts in the most beneficial zones.

Packaging items like bags, sacks and flexible IBC’s (FIBC) made from variety of materials like plastic, paper and paperboard packaging are used on a large scale in building and construction, infrastructural works as a safe packaging solution to maintain the quality of the cement. Thus, the increasing requirement for efficient packaging is estimated to push the cement packaging sector.

Industrial Paper Sacks Industry Assessment:

The global industrial paper sacks sector has been witnessing a healthy growth rate in recent years, due to the need for the use of alternative packaging materials for plastic that are eco-friendly and biodegradable causing minimal impact on the environment. Another reason for the shift towards the use of heavy-duty paper and brown paper sacks because of its ability to carry heavy products and continuous innovation such as strong multiwall paper sack bags and using thick ivory paper to produce highly durable bags.

Attributes Description
Related Industry Industrial Paper Sacks Industry
CAGR (2024 to 2034) 4.2%
Growth Factor Need of alternative packaging materials for plastic causing minimal impact on the environment
Key Trend Continuous innovation such as strong multiwall paper sack bags and using thick ivory paper to produce highly durable bags.

Europe Flexible Packaging Plastic Industry Assessment:

Multiple advantages associated with flexible plastic packaging solutions such as lightweight, cost-sensitive and ability to be customized experiencing lucrative growth for several end-use industries including building and construction, food and beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical, etc. The booming e-commerce industries and the rise in the adoption of bioplastic material considering its sustainability and environmental benefits lead to the high demand for flexible plastic packaging in Europe.

Attributes Description
Related Industry Europe Flexible Packaging Plastic Industry
CAGR (2024 to 2034) 3.4%
Growth Factor High demand from several end use industries owing to its lightweight, cost sensitive and customizable properties
Key Trend Booming e-commerce industries and rise in adoption for bioplastic material

Country-wise Insights

The section below covers the future forecast for the cement packaging sector in terms of countries. Information on key countries in several parts of the North America, including USA, Canada and Mexico is provided. Canada is anticipated to remain at the forefront in North America, with a CAGR of 5% through 2034 followed by Mexico with a CAGR of 4.1% in the upcoming years.

Countries Value CAGR (2024 to 2034)
United States 3.4%
Canada 5%
Mexico 4.1%

Surge in USA Residential Construction Fuels Cement Packaging Industry

The cement packaging sector in USA is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% compared to other countries in the North America by 2034. With rising disposable income people across the USA are investing much in building and renovating their homes and those currently having rental homes looking to purchase their new homes, this has led to a rise in residential construction activities across states in the USA.

Rising cement adoption for concrete making and building the foundation of homes has shown an escalating demand due to rising residential construction activities. Due to this spike in demand, the cement packaging sector in the USA is also expected to show lucrative prospects over the forecast period.

Growing Canadian Commercial Real Estate Boosts Cement Packaging Demand

Canada’s commercial real estate offers a lot of opportunities for the cement packaging sector in the country. The country is anticipated to record a CAGR of 5% during the evaluation period. Urbanization and the increasing population in major cities of Canada have led to increased demand for offices, retail centers, and industrial facilities. Canada’s economic stability and suitable friendly business environment seek the attention of big domestic and international investors for commercial development.

Businesses across all sectors are expanding their operation to fulfil the increasing demand and to cater to new sectors, for this they require additional office spaces, warehouses, and production centers. Also, there is a rise in the revitalization of the existing workspaces to adapt them according to the changing technologies. With the rise of this industry, the need for cement is also on the rise. This is because of the ideal properties of cement which include an effective binding agent to bind with other construction materials like sand, gravel, brinks, etc., resistance to fire and thermal insulation.

Category-wise Insights

The section contains information about the leading segments in the industry. In terms of packaging format, bags and sacks are estimated to account for a share of 89.6% by 2034. By material, the flexible IBC’s (FIBC) made from polypropylene are projected to dominate by holding a share of 93.4% by the end 2034.

Optimal Advantages of Bags and Sacks in Cement Packaging

Packaging Format Bags and Sacks
Value CAGR (2034) 3.8%

Out of the two packaging formats, the bags and sacks are expected to lead the cement packaging sector during the forecast period. Bags and sacks are anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 3.8% and generate a valuation of around USD 1,292.3 million by the end of 2034.

Bags and sacks made from multiple materials are variety are one of the packaging options used for cement packaging. There are a wide range of bags and sacks as per the type of handle and base which include open mouth bags and sacks, pinch bottom bags and sacks, gusseted bags and sacks and valve bags and sacks.

These are used more often compared to other packaging formats because of their convenient features such as easy to handle, store and transport thus facilitating efficient logistics and distribution, availability in various sizes to fulfil different packaging needs and customer preferences and compatibility with the existing packaging machines in the cement industry.

Apart from its properties, they are the most suitable for providing cement at construction sites in manageable quantities, ensuring convenient handling and storage, for retail distribution and efficient in handling equipment like forklifts, offering smooth operation in warehouses and distribution centers. Due to its distinctive properties and convenience in application for several purposes, the bags and sacks segment in cement packaging is expected to propel over the forecast period.

Polypropylene FIBCs Ability to Enhance Cement Packaging Efficiency

Material Polypropylene FIBC
Value CAGR (2034) 3.1%

The polypropylene FIBC’s segment among other cement packaging materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polyethylene (PE) is estimated to lead the cement packaging sector with a CAGR of 3.1% and estimated to account for USD 139.8 million till 2034.

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) are prominently used for the storage of types of cement in large quantities like 500 to 750 kg, 750 to 1500 kg and above 1500 kg, allowing for a smaller number of individual units that need to be handled, transported, and stored and efficiency in handling, lower labor costs and improved logistics.

Polypropylene FIBC possesses a superior strength-to-weight ratio, capable of safely handling large quantities of cement without compromising structural integrity, compliance with the stringent regulations required for transporting hazardous materials like cement and ability to be recycled and reused as compared to traditional single-use-packaging solutions thus leading to minimum waste generation.

These polypropylene FIBCs are easily available across countries in North America. Such favorable factors and accessibility are expected to push the polypropylene FIBC cement packaging sector in the upcoming years.

Competitive Landscape

Key players in North America’s industry are developing and launching new products in the sector. They are integrating with different firms and extending their geographical presence. A few are also collaborating and partnering with local brands and start-up companies for new product development.

Key Developments in Cement Packaging Industry in North America

  • In February 2024, Mondi plc, acquired Hinton Pulp mill in Alberta, Canada. With this Mondi will have the access to local, high-quality fibre from a well-established wood basket and the mill has the capacity to produce around 250,000 tonnes of pulp per annum.
  • In July 2023, Mondi plc a global leader in packaging and paper invested €16 to produce a new packaging range called FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate. This new ultra-high barrier paper-based solution will fulfil customer demand for sustainable packaging solutions.
  • In September 2023, LC Packaging acquired Bluepack, Denmark, a Danish FIBC specialist to offer products with short lead time to customers in and around Scandinavia.

Prominent Companies in North America Cement Packaging Industry

  • Mondi plc
  • LC Packaging
  • Berry Global Group, Inc.
  • Uflex Limited
  • ProAmpac LLC
  • Global-Pak Inc
  • the Royal NNZ Group bv
  • Thrace Polyfilms S.A.
  • Smurfit Kappa Group plc
  • Bischof+Klein SE & Co. KG
  • Megasack Corporation
  • United Bags.
  • Palmetto Industries International Inc.
  • Advanced Industries Packaging.
  • Sacchificio Veneto s.p.a

North America Cement Packaging Industry Segmentation

By Capacity:

In terms of capacity, the cement packaging industry is divided into bags and sacks with less than 10 kg, bags and sacks with 10kg to 50 kg and bags and sacks above 50 kg, flexible IBCs (FIBC) less than 750 kg, flexible IBCs (FIBC) with 750 to 1500 kg and flexible IBCs (FIBC) above 1500 kg. The bags and sack with 10 kg to 50 kg capacity are further sub-categorized into 21.3 kg (Standard), 42.6 kg (Standard) and custom capacities.

By Material:

Few of the important materials used for cement packaging include plastic bags and sacks, paper and paperboard bags and sacks, polypropylene flexible IBCs (FIBC) and other plastics (PE, PVC, etc.) and flexible IBCs (FIBC). The plastic bags and sacks is sub-segmented into polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and other plastics (PVC, PET, etc.)

By Packaging Format:

Some of packaging formats related to the cement packaging industry include bags and sacks and flexible IBCs (FIBC). The bags and sacks segment are further divided into open mouth bags & sacks, open mouth bags & sacks, gusseted bags & sacks and valve bags & sacks.

By Country:

Key countries in North America such as the United States, Canada and Mexico are covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the future of cement packaging industry in North America?

The industry is projected to witness CAGR of 3.7% between 2024 and 2034.

What was the worth of the cement packaging industry in 2023?

The North America cement packaging industry stood at USD 967.5 million in 2023.

What will the worth of North America cement packaging industry by 2034 end?

North America cement packaging industry is anticipated to reach USD 1,441.8 million by 2034 end.

Which country to showcase the highest CAGR during forecast period?

Canada is set to record a CAGR of 5% in assessment period.

Who are some notable players in North America cement packaging industry?

Mondi plc, LC Packaging and Berry Global Group, Inc.

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

2. Industry Introduction

    2.1. Market Taxonomy

    2.2. Market Definition

3. Market Trends and Success Factors

4. Market Background

    4.1. Macro-economic and Industry Outlook

    4.2. Market Dynamics

    4.3. Value Chain Analysis

    4.4. List of Key Market Participants (Manufacturers/Channel Partners)

    4.5. Analysis of Key Industry Matrices

    4.6. Industry Development Roadmap

5. Market Demand Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034

    5.1. Historical Market Volume Analysis

    5.2. Future Market Volume Projections

6. Pricing Analysis

7. Market Value (USD) Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034

    7.1. Historical Sales Analysis

    7.2. Future Market Size and Growth Projections

8. Market Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034, by Capacity

    8.1. Bags & Sacks

        8.1.1. Less than 10 Kg

        8.1.2. 10 Kg - 50 Kg

            8.1.2.1. 21.3 Kgs (Standard)

            8.1.2.2. 42.6 Kgs (Standard)

            8.1.2.3. Custom Capacities

        8.1.3. Above 50 Kg

    8.2. Flexible IBCs (FIBC)

        8.2.1. Less than 750 Kg

        8.2.2. 750 Kg - 1,500 Kg

        8.2.3. Above 1,500 Kg

9. Market Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034, by Material

    9.1. Bags & Sacks

        9.1.1. Plastic

            9.1.1.1. Polyethylene (PE)

            9.1.1.2. Polypropylene (PP)

            9.1.1.3. Other Plastics (PVC, PET, etc.)

        9.1.2. Paper & Paperboard

    9.2. Flexible IBCs (FIBC)

        9.2.1. Polypropylene (PP)

        9.2.2. Other Plastics (PE, PVC, etc.)

10. Market Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034, by Packaging Format

    10.1. Bags & Sacks

        10.1.1. Open Mouth Bags & Sacks

        10.1.2. Open Mouth Bags & Sacks

        10.1.3. Gusseted Bags & Sacks

        10.1.4. Valve Bags & Sacks

    10.2. Flexible IBCs (FIBC)

11. Market Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034, by Country

    11.1. USA

    11.2. Canada

    11.3. Mexico

12. North America Sales Analysis 2019 to 2023 and Forecast 2024 to 2034, by Key Market and Country

13. Sales Analysis 2024 & 2034 by Key Market Segments for 30 Countries

14. Competition Outlook including Market Structure Analysis, Company Share Analysis by Key Players, and Competition Dashboard

15. Company Profile

    15.1. Mondi plc

    15.2. LC Packaging

    15.3. Berry North America Group, Inc.

    15.4. Uflex Limited

    15.5. ProAmpac LLC

    15.6. North America-Pak Inc

    15.7. the Royal NNZ Group bv

    15.8. Thrace Polyfilms S.A.

    15.9. Smurfit Kappa Group plc

    15.10. Bischof+Klein SE & Co. KG

    15.11. Megasack Corporation

    15.12. United Bags.

    15.13. Palmetto Industries International Inc.

    15.14. Advanced Industries Packaging.

    15.15. Sacchificio Veneto s.p.a

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