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Global metal packaging market



Dublin, Jan. 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Metal Packaging Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global metal packaging market size reached US$ 158.7 billion in 2022. Looking forward, the analyst expects the market to reach US$ 188.4 billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 2.84% during 2023-2028. The increasing demand from numerous industries,emerging technological advancements, rising demand for metal packaging to protect products, and the ability to offer enhanced product protection and brand differentiation are some of the major factors propelling the market.

Increasing demand from several end use industries

The market is driven by the increasing demand from various end use industries. In addition, the escalating demand in the food and beverage (F&B) industry is augmenting market growth. Also, metal packaging, such as aluminum cans and steel containers, offers excellent protection for food products, preserving their freshness, taste, and nutritional value. Moreover, the widespread adoption of these packaging in the pharmaceutical industry to secure tamper-resistant packaging and maintain the efficacy and safety of drugs represents another major growth-inducing factor. Along with this, metal packaging, with its inherent strength and airtight properties, ensures that medications remain protected from external factors that could compromise their quality, thus propelling market growth. Furthermore, it complies with stringent regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical packaging, making it a preferred choice for drug manufacturers, thereby creating a positive market outlook.

Several technological advancements

Technological advancements have significantly impacted the industry, leading to improved designs, manufacturing processes, and functionalities. These innovations have made packaging more versatile, convenient, and sustainable, further driving its adoption. In addition, engineers have found ways to optimize metal thickness without compromising strength, reducing the weight of metal cans and containers, which lowers production costs, enhances transportation efficiency, and reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during distribution, thus influencing the market growth. Moreover, the incorporation of smart packaging features such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and quick response (QR) codes on packaging allows enhanced supply chain visibility, traceability, and consumer engagement representing another major growth-inducing factor. This technology enables real-time tracking of products, ensuring efficient inventory management and reducing the risk of counterfeiting. Furthermore, advances in surface treatment technologies made metal packaging more resistant to corrosion and abrasion, extending the shelf life of packaged goods and enhancing the visual appeal of the packaging thus propelling the market growth.

The rising product demand to safeguard various products

Metal materials, such as aluminum and steel, offer inherent strength and durability, ensuring the safe transportation and storage of various products. In addition, the robustness of metal packaging safeguard products from physical damage, impacts, and compression during handling and distribution, reducing the risk of spoilage or breakage is influencing the market growth. Moreover, the widespread adoption of metal packaging for its excellent barrier properties provides an effective shield against external factors, such as light, moisture, air, and contaminants which represents another major growth-inducing factor. This barrier prevents product deterioration, oxidation, and microbial growth, preserving the freshness, flavor, and quality of food, beverages, and other perishable goods. Besides this, metal packaging can withstand extreme temperatures and is highly resistant to fire, making it suitable for packaging products that require high-temperature sterilization or have strict safety requirements thus accelerating the market growth.

Metal Packaging Industry Segmentation:

The report provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global metal packaging market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country levels from 2023-2028. The report has categorized the market based on product type, material and application.

Breakup by Product Type:



Metal Caps and Closures

Bulk Containers


Cans represent the most popular product type.

Steel holds the largest share of the market.

A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the material has also been provided in the report. This includes steel, aluminum, and others. According to the report, steel accounted for the largest market share.

Steel possesses unique characteristics that make it an ideal choice for packaging applications, contributing to its market dominance. In addition, the increasing demand for steel in metal packaging is due to its exceptional strength and durability which is influencing the market growth. Also, steel container cans provide robust protection to numerous products, safeguarding them from physical damage and external elements during handling, transportation, and storage augmenting the market growth.

Besides this, steel's ability to preserve the quality and integrity of food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals has led to a surge in demand for steel packaging solutions. Furthermore, advancements in steel manufacturing processes have led to the development of lightweight steel packaging without compromising its strength, which is further accelerating the steel's appeal as a cost-effective and efficient packaging solution. Along with this, the recyclability of steel supports sustainability initiatives, reducing the environmental impact and promoting a circular economy, thus influencing market growth.

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the product type. This includes cans, drums, metal caps and closures, bulk containers, and others. According to the report, cans accounted for the largest market share.

Cans are widely utilized in the food and beverage industry due to their exceptional protective properties, preserving the quality and freshness of perishable goods. The popularity of canned beverages, including soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, contributes significantly to the market's expansion. Moreover, canned food products offer convenience and longer shelf life, appealing to modern consumers' busy lifestyles which represents another major growth-inducing factor.

Besides this, metal containers are prevalent in the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors, ensuring the safe storage and transportation of various products. Also, aerosol cans find extensive application in the personal care and household segments, providing ease of use and precise dispensing thus propelling the market growth. Furthermore, the rising demand for cans due to their versatility, widespread use, and favorable consumer perception is creating a positive market outlook.

Breakup by Material: