The global moulded fibre pulp packaging market has witnessed an impressive growth over the past few years due to growing awareness for better packaging solutions, largely in the food & beverage industry for products such as eggs, wine bottles, fresh fruits, etc. Also, key economies are witnessing rising demand for bio-degradable packaging solutions owing the stringent manufacturing regulations imposed by governmental agencies such as United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Rising penetration of consumer durables & electronics goods (CDEG) packaging with varied mould types has paved way for a new consumer preferences globally. Moulded fibre pulp packaging across the globe are majorly categorized in four types of moulded fibre products named thick wall, transfer moulded, thermoformed fibre and processed pulp for manufacturing various moulded fibre packaging solutions.
Rising demand for food & beverages packaging coupled with improved customer awareness to restrict the product wastage/spoilage is one of the key factors fuelling the demand for moulded fibre pulp packaging across the globe. The consumer durables & electronics goods (CDEG) industry is expected to create significant growth and investment opportunities for manufacturers of moulded fibre pulp packaging market. Moreover, the growing manufacturer inclination towards product protection during shipments is expected to stimulate the sales of moulded fibre pulp packaging market globally by the end of 2027. However, substitutes to moulded fibre such as expanded polystyrene (EPS), Plastics etc. is greatly hampering the growth of the wine moulded fibre pulp packaging market at present.
Apart from the factors mentioned above, budding cross border trade is also boosting sales of moulded fibre pulp packaging. The global moulded fibre pulp packaging market was valued at nearly US$ 7,620 Mn in the year 2017 and is anticipated to touch a valuation of nearly US$ 11,700 Mn in 2027, registering a CAGR of 4.4% during the period of assessment 2017-2027.
Asia Pacific region has emerged as a lucrative market for moulded fibre pulp packaging on account of strong sales in the consumer electronics industry
The Asia Pacific region is one of the key contributors to growth of the global consumer electronics industry. This can be attributed to the growing middle class in the region. Most of the countries in the Asia Pacific region have experienced high growth rates in the last decade, resulting in increased annual disposable income. As millions are added to the middle class population in the region every year, resulting in rapid urbanization, there has been a change on spending priorities. Increased digital awareness has resulted in more people exploring new products, such as smartphones, and tablets, among other household electronic gadgets. Moulded fibre is widely used as a protective packaging solution for electronic gadgets, and the Asia Pacific moulded fibre pulp packaging market is expected to enjoy healthy growth over the forecast period, on the backdrop of increased consumer electronics sales in the region.
Global Moulded Fibre Pulp Packaging Market, by Region
North America, APEJ and the Western Europe are the established markets in terms of moulded fibre usage and is expected to lead throughout the forecast period. Changing lifestyle of people coupled with rapid urbanization and increasing consumer influence, especially in the APEJ region is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for growth of the moulded fibre pulp packaging market. The North America moulded fibre pulp packaging market was estimated to be valued at nearly US$ 1,700 Mn in 2017 and is forecasted to reach a valuation of nearly US$ 2,260 Mn in 2027, registering a CAGR of 3.0% during the period of forecast. The Western Europe moulded fibre pulp packaging market was estimated to be valued at nearly US$ 1,900 Mn in 2017 and is slated to reach a valuation of nearly US$ 2,650 Mn in 2027, displaying a CAGR of 3.6% during the period of assessment.
This report provides forecast and analysis of the moulded fibre pulp packaging market at the global level. It provides historical data of 2012-2016 along with forecast from 2017 to 2027 in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (Thousand Tons). The report also includes macroeconomic indicators along with an outlook on consumption pattern globally. The report also comprises the study of current issues with end uses and opportunities for moulded fibre pulp packaging market manufacturers and also includes detailed value chain analysis.
In order to have an ease of understanding and for the better organization of the report, the report on global surface moulded fibre pulp packaging market has been divided into four distinct parts. The first part of the report contains the introduction section that has the executive summary of the report along with the market taxonomy and the definition of the concerned product and the market viewpoint.
The second part of the report contains the global moulded fibre pulp packaging market analysis and forecast by product type, moulded pulp type, material source, end use and by region. This section of the report contains important market numbers in the form of market attractiveness index, incremental dollar opportunity and basis point share analysis.
The third part of the report contains the regional moulded fibre pulp packaging market analysis and the regions are chosen as per the market taxonomy. This section of the report also contains detailed information regarding the market dynamics operating in the regional moulded fibre pulp packaging markets in the form of drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends. Detailed and comprehensive information is given on all such important aspects and market dynamics of the global moulded fibre pulp packaging market and this is an invaluable section of the report.
Market numbers have been assessed based on product type used in manufacturing of moulded fibre pulp packaging as well as the weighted average pricing of moulded fibre pulp packaging market are based on product type used and then aggregate revenue is derived through country pricing trends. Market size and forecast for each segment have been provided in the context of regional markets. The moulded fibre pulp packaging market has been analysed based on expected demand and current market scenario. Pricing is considered for the calculation of revenue that are average country prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional moulded fibre pulp packaging manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. All key end uses such as food & beverage (F&B) packaging, CDEG packaging, food service disposables, cosmetic & beauty (CBP) products packaging, healthcare product packaging, automotive parts packaging, etc. have been considered and potential applications have been estimated on the basis of secondary sources and feedback from primary respondents. Country demand patterns have been considered while estimating the market for various end uses of moulded fibre pulp packaging in different regions across the globe. Top-down approach has been used to estimate the moulded fibre pulp packaging market by country. Market numbers for all the regional product type, moulded pulp type, pulp source type and end use have been derived using the bottom-up approach, which is cumulative of each region’s demand. Company-level market share has been derived on the basis of revenues reported by key manufacturers. The market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.
A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study. Secondary sources include Factiva, World Bank, Packaging Digest, and Hoover’s, and company annual reports and publications.
In order to provide users of this report with comprehensive view of the market, we have included detailed competitiveness analysis and company profile of players. The dashboard provides detailed assessment of moulded fibre pulp packaging market manufacturers on parameters such as, collective market share, and geographic concentration.
By Product type
By Moulded Pulp Type
By Material Source
By End Use
Consumer Durables & Electronics Goods (CDEG) Packaging
Food Service Disposables
Food & Beverage (F&B) Packaging
Others (Vegetables, Frozen food)
Cosmetic & Beauty (CBP) products Packaging
Healthcare product Packaging
Automotive parts Packaging
Transportation & Logistics
Others (candles, flower packaging)
Asia Pacific excluding Japan
Middle East and Africa