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Gusseted Bags Market by Bag Type (Side Gusseted, Bottom Gusseted), Material Type (Paper, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Nylon, Biodegradable Plastics, Metal Foil), Application (Coffee & Tea Packaging, Bakery Product Packaging, Other Unprocessed F&B Packaging, Dry Processed F&B Packaging), Thickness & Region for 2022-2026

Gusseted Bags Market by Bag Type (Side Gusseted, Bottom Gusseted), Material Type (Paper, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Nylon, Biodegradable Plastics, Metal Foil), Application (Coffee & Tea Packaging, Bakery Product Packaging, Other Unprocessed F&B Packaging, Dry Processed F&B Packaging), Thickness & Region for 2022-2026

Gusseted Bags Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Gusseted Bags Market Outlook – 2022-2026

[250 Pages Report] The gusseted bags market is estimated to exceed US$ 23.2 Bn by 2022. Rapidly shifting consumer preference for packaging solutions from plastic and wooden containers to gusseted bags is facilitating the growth in the market.

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Gusseted Bags Market Size in 2021

US$ 22.6 Bn

Gusseted Bags Market Size in 2022

US$ 23.2 Bn

Gusseted Bags Market Value in 2026

US$ 26 Bn

Historical CAGR (2012-2021)

2.6%

CAGR (2022-2026)

2.8%

Collective Value Share: Top 5 Companies (2021A)

12%

Future Market Insights (FMI) states that the sales of gusseted bags are expected to rise at 2.8% CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2026. Increasing application of gusseted bags across the food and beverage industry is propelling the demand in the market.

FMI estimates that Asia Pacific excluding Japan will dominate the global gusseted bags market. Side gusseted segment is projected to hold the lion’s share in the market, accounting for 73.3% of the total sales between 2022 and 2026.

2012-2021 Gusseted Bags Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2026 Growth Forecast

The packaging industry underwent immense transformation in the last few years owing to the changing consumer preference with regards to packaging solutions as per the product requirement. This has encouraged packaging solution manufacturers to introduce novel packaging solutions such as gusseted bags.

Increasing adoption of these packaging solutions has assisted the gusseted bags market to grow at 2.6% CAGR between 2012 and 2021.

Gusseted bags are lightweight bags that have extra pieces of material attached to their sides or bottom or both, allowing them to expand while accommodating bulkier items. Attributed to this, these bags are extensively being used for packaging and storing food products, especially dry food products.

As per FMI, sales in the global gusseted bags market are anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 2.8% over the forecast period 2022-2026.

How is the Inclination for Sustainable Packaging Solutions Favoring the Market Growth?

Steered by the growing awareness among consumers regarding hazards caused by the disposal of non-biodegradable plastic waste on the environment, the retail packaging sector is gradually shifting towards adopting green packaging solutions.

In addition to this, implementation of stringent regulations by governments in several countries regarding the use of plastics for packaging is propelling the demand for eco-friendly gusseted bags in market. Citing this trend, numerous companies are increasingly focusing on using eco-friendly materials such as paper for manufacturing gusseted bags to comply with government regulations.

Hence, increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions especially across the food & beverage industry for packaging products such as dry fruits, coffee beans, bakery products, and others is expected to propel the demand for gusseted bags over the coming years.

Country-wise Analysis

How is the U.S. Gusseted Bags Market Faring?

The U.S. is projected to register the fastest growth in North America gusseted bags market between 2022 and 2026, reveals Future Market Insight.

Gusseted bags are increasingly being used for safe delivery of packaged goods from the assembling site to consumers owing to their excellent protective attributes such as waterproof, ultraviolet (UV) protection, impact withstanding, and others. Hence, rapidly expanding e-commerce industry across the country is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities in the market.

Furthermore, increasing advancements in gusseted bags are leading to their applications in packaging and storing of paints, fertilizers, food grains, and dry food products. This is projected to augment the growth in the U.S. market.

Why is the Demand for Gusseted Bags Surging in the U.K.?

As per FMI, the U.K. is estimated to hold a significant share in the Europe market over the assessment period. Increasing use of gusseted bags as secondary packaging solutions for carrying groceries, fruits, vegetables, and bakery products is a primary factor propelling the demand in the U.K market.

Also, growing popularity of gusseted bags across the food and beverage industry owing to its ability to keep the products fresh for a long time and attributes such as easy to carry, lightweight, and cost-effective is favoring the growth in the market.

What are the Factors Accelerating the Sales of Gusseted Bags in India?

The trend of using eco-friendly packaging solutions is making deeper inroads in the packaging industry. This has in turn encouraged the leading food & beverage manufacturers to shift their focus in favor of packaging solutions made by biodegrading material such as paper.

In addition to this, implementation of regulations to adopt environment-friendly materials for packaging and the imposition of ban on the use of single-use plastic as secondary packaging solution by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is favoring the growth in the country.

On account of this, the sales of gusseted bags in India are expected to rise at a rapid CAGR, assisting Asia Pacific excluding market to account for nearly 40% of total revenue share through 2026.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Side Gusseted Bags High in Demand?

On the basis of product type, the gusseted bag market is segmented into side gusseted and bottom gusseted. As per FMI, the side gusseted segment is anticipated to dominate the market, accounting for nearly 73.3% of the overall sales through 2026.

Increasing adoption of side gusseted bags amongst food & beverage industry players, owing to their ability to expand and hold more quantity of product in small packaging is propelling the demand in the market. Driven by this, the segment is estimated to exceed US$ 19 Bn by the end of 2026.

Why is Polyethylene Highly Preferred as Material for Gusseted Bags?

FMI estimated that the polyethylene segment is projected to register robust growth in the market, accounting for sales of total US$ 6.3 Bn between 2022 and 2026.

Primary factors encouraging market players to adopt polyethylene for the production of gusseted bags are its high durability, flexibility, water and moisture resistance, and cost-effectiveness.

Paper segment is estimated to account for a significant share in the market through 2026. Growing inclination towards the adoption of eco-friendly materials, due to rising environmental concerns and rising stringent government regulations, is expected to accelerate the sales across the paper segment.

Which is the Chief Application for Gusseted Bags?

The dry processed F&B packaging is forecast to emerge as the most remunerative application segment in the market, contributing sales of around US$ 5 Bn over the assessment period.

Gusseted bags increase the shelf-life of products packed within by protecting them from sunlight, moisture, dust, and others. They also assist in maintaining the freshness, taste, and quality of food and beverages products.

Favored by such attributes, these bags are finding increasing applications for packaging and storing dry processed food products such as dried beans, pasta, rice, powdered milk, and others.

Why is Gusseted Bags with 2-5 Mil Thickness Gaining Popularity?

FMI states that the 2-5 Mil segment is projected to exhibit significant growth in the market, surpassing US$ 11.5 Bn from 2022 to 2026.

Increasing use of 2-5 Mil thickness gusseted bags for storage, packaging, and shipping across food & beverage, chemical, and fertilizer industries are propelling the demand in the market.

 In addition, growing applications across the e-commerce sector and rapidly increasing e-commerce food purchases across the U.S., China, India, and other are anticipated to further elevate the sales of 2-5 Mil thickness gusseted bags in the market over the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

Top five companies operating in the global gusseted bags market account for nearly 12% of the overall revenue share in 2021, as per FMI.

Key players are focusing on expanding their offering of innovative product packaging solutions by adding novel products to gain competitive edge. Apart from this, some of the manufacturers are aiming at collaboration, merge, and acquisition with other players to strengthen its footprint in the market. For instance,

  • In July 2021, Crunch Pak, a U.S.-based fruit and vegetable processing company announced adding gusseted stand-up bags to its list of packaging solutions for packaging its new products such as Sweet Apple Slices. The bags are made of materials that maintains the product freshness and are available in 24 ounce and 14 ounce.

In January 2019, TricorBraun, an American designer and distributor of rigid packaging announced acquiring one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of flexible packaging solutions, Pacific Bag, LLC. The acquisition has assisted the company to expand its products portfolio by adding gusseted bags, flat pouches, stand-up bags, and other. 

Scope of Report

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2022-2026

Historical Data Available for

2012-2021

Market Analysis

US$ Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and Middle East and Africa.

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic, Russia, Poland, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, GCC countries, North Africa, South Africa, others.

Key Market Segments Covered

Bag type, Material type, Thickness, Application, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

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Gusseted Bags Market by Category

By Bag Type:

  • Side Gusseted
  • Bottom Gusseted

By Material Type:

  • Paper
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Nylon
  • Biodegradable Plastics
  • Metal Foil

By Thickness:

  •   < 2 Mil
  •   2 - 5 Mil
  •   > 5 Mil

By Application:

  • Coffee & Tea Packaging
  • Bakery Product Packaging
  • Other Unprocessed F&B Packaging
  • Dry Processed F&B Packaging
  • Wet Processed F&B Packaging
  • Pet Food Packaging
  • Consumer Good Packaging
  • Other Industrial Applications

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
  • Japan
  •  Middle East & Africa

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the projected global gusseted bags market value for 2026?

The global gusseted bags market is anticipated to reach a valuation around US$ 26 Bn in 2026.
The gusseted bags market witnessed steady growth at 2.6% CAGR between 2012 and 2021.
Increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions is estimated to emerge as the most remunerative trend in the gusseted bags market.
Bottom gusseted bags is expected to account for around 26.7% of the total sales in the global gusseted bags market.
The global gusseted bags market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 23.2 Bn in 2022

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