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Secondary Packaging Market Size, Share, and Analysis By Product Type (Folding Cartons, Corrugated Boxes, Plastic Crates, Wraps, Films, and Others), By End-User Industry (Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Electronics, Personal Care & Household Care, Agriculture, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI107321 | Status : Ongoing



Secondary packaging is the outer packaging of primary packaging that protects the primary packaging and product from external factors and minimizes damage. Secondary packaging for medical or clinical trials can take various types depending on the primary package. Secondary packaging is most important because its main aim is to attract customers through its appearance. Furthermore, secondary packaging protects the product from several types of damage, such as moisture, infestation, and physical damage. For bulk packaging, several industries use secondary packaging according to needs, such as healthcare, electronics and semiconductors, food & beverages, and chemicals, which is driving the growth of the secondary packaging market.

The growing demand for electronic products worldwide increases the need for secondary packaging, providing extra protection from damage to electronic products such as lights, LEDs, and others. Furthermore, rapidly growing healthcare, food & beverages, and chemicals industries are responsible for fuelling the secondary packaging market. Increasing environmental concerns across the population raise the demand for eco-friendly secondary packaging.

  • Rising demand for electronics products competitors are continuously introducing new products in the market to be on top; for example, in August 2020, Samsung launched a new AI-powered washing machine that allows users to customize the washing cycle of their clothes. This is intended to expand the company's portfolio of advanced consumer electronics products. Which directly boosts the secondary packaging market.

The increasing cost of raw materials hampers the growth of the secondary packaging market. Furthermore, the rising demand for eco-friendly packaging is another major factor that inhibits market growth due to a ban on plastic usage.


The COVID-19 epidemic has impacted the global secondary packaging industry owing to a temporary suspension of production worldwide. However, secondary packaging solutions such as corrugated boxes and folding cartons saw increased demand from online distribution channels such as e-commerce websites for various end-use industries such as pharmaceuticals. In the pharmaceutical industry, secondary packaging solutions such as corrugated boxes and folding cartons are anticipated to increase the demand from the online channel over the forecast period.

This ensured that the overall market continued steady growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to price reductions and home delivery advantages, online distribution channels are expected to remain a significant source of revenue for key players in the secondary packaging market, even in the post-pandemic stage.


The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Recent Advancements in the Secondary Packaging Market

  • Key Industry Trends

  • Regulatory Landscape for Secondary Packaging Market

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


Based on the product type, market is segmented into folding cartons, corrugated boxes, plastic crates, wraps, films, and others. The folding cartons segment holds significant shares of the market. Folding cartons are used in the automotive, food & beverages, construction, and healthcare industries for bulk material and product transportation. Folding cartons have different types according to product type and size, such as secondary packing for nails and secondary packaging for vehicle parts. Wraps and films are widely used as secondary packaging, which is more secure and minimizes shipping damages. Films protect the products kept outdoors from harmful U.V. rays.


Based on the end-user industry, the market is segmented into healthcare, food & beverages, automotive, construction, consumer electronics, personal care & household care, agriculture, and others. The food and beverages industry is expected to dominate the market. Secondary packaging holds multiple products at once, such as a pack of six Pepsi bottles and other beverages, seafood, and bakery products are used as secondary packaging.


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In North America, the region's demand for secondary packaging increased significantly due to increased e-commerce purchase activity, rising demand for electronic gadgets, and safe transportation fuel the secondary packaging demand in this region. In addition, environmental concerns are growing due to the use of plastic, and various organizations and governments are focusing on developing sustainable packaging materials such as folding boxes and cardboard boxes in the region. Different regional companies are also launching new products, shaping the market landscape. For example, in February 2021, Graphic Packaging International announced the launch of Produce Pack, a range of sustainable carton packaging solutions for perishables. The innovative line of boxes can be hand or machine packed for low or high-volume production and is now available in the U.S. and Europe.

Europe highly believes in environmentally friendly materials due to rising environmental concerns. European governments implemented several rules and regulations regarding the prohibited usage of plastic materials. This regulation forces the packaging industry to use biodegradable materials as secondary packaging.

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow throughout the forecast period. This region has several well-developed countries, such as India, China, Japan, Singapore, and many others. Growing electronic industries across this china and japan boost the secondary packaging market in this region. Furthermore, this region has several countries highly dependent on seafood and associated with transportation and import-export activity, further boosting the secondary packaging market.

Latin America shows substantial growth in the cosmetic industry, boosting the secondary packaging market in this region. The Middle East and Africa are also expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the rising electrical and healthcare industry fuelling the worldwide secondary packaging market.


The report will cover key players such as Amcor, International Paper Company, Reynolds Packaging, Stora Enso, WestRock, DHL, Saddle Creek Corporation, ARI Packaging Company, CCB Packaging Inc., Unette Corporation, Ball Corporation, and Berry Plastics


By Product Type

By End-User Industry

By Geography


  • Folding Cartons

  • Corrugated Boxes

  • Plastic Crates

  • Wraps

  • Films

  • Others



  • Healthcare

  • Food & Beverages

  • Automotive

  • Construction

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Personal Care & Household Care

  • Agriculture

  • Others

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and the Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East and Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East and Africa)


  • In July 2021, Bio PAPPEL acquired McKINLEY Paper Company. The acquisition will enable McKinley to achieve efficient integration and broad geographic coverage by operating eight modern industrial paper and packaging plants in California, Washington, New Mexico, Georgia, Indiana, and Baja, California, Mexico. The range can be achieved. In addition, a new packaging facility currently under construction in Dallas, Texas, could soon be operational.

  • In November 2021, Global packaging company BillerudKorsnäs partnered with oat beverage company Oatly to develop an innovative secondary packaging solution for Oatly's Singaporean products. It is estimated that the partnership will reduce secondary packaging materials by up to 35% and reduce CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50% compared to traditional packaging solutions. Factory-manufactured products are packed in boxes and transported on pallets in harsh, hot, and humid climatic conditions, complicating the logistics chain.

  • In January 2021, A.R. Packaging expanded its offering to U.K. food and healthcare customers by adding local folding carton production by acquiring First Holdings Ltd, including its subsidiary First Limited. As an outcome of this strategic decision, the group is now one of the U.K.'s leading multi-category suppliers of folding cartons and flexible and textile-based containers.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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