Global metal packaging market to reach US$96B in value in 2012 driven by emerging markets, increasing demand for convenient packaging, move toward recyclable materials, Visiongain forecasts

LONDON , April 18, 2012 (press release) – Visiongain’s analysis indicates that the global metal packaging market will reach a value of $96.0bn in 2012, as emerging market demand drives metal packaging market growth.

Various consumer trends drive metal packaging demand. Increasing time-pressures and population aging increase demand for convenient food packaging. Growing environmental concerns move consumers and producers towards recyclable packaging materials. Rising health awareness benefits nutrient-retaining packaging. All these three consumer-driven trends increase the demand for metal packaging.

A further metal packaging growth driver emerges from the developing world. Higher income levels, a structural shift towards consumption and consumer-preference towards packaged food products in emerging markets will increase demand for all packaging solutions. The tamper-proof nature and ambient storage opportunities of metal packaging further enhance its market potential in developing countries.

Metal packaging market growth is restricted by both economic and consumer factors. The current euro-zone crisis has reduced consumer and producer confidences, and if a double-dip recession emerges, metal packaging markets will be affected negatively. Fluctuating raw material and energy prices make production and transport of metal packaging more expensive and less competitive. Bisphenol A related concerns may also damage metal packaging market prospects if consumers shy away from metal food and beverage packaging in favour of BPA-free glass or paper/board packaging. Developing alternative can linings may also strike metal packaging producers badly, particularly small- and medium-sized companies.

The visiongain author of The Metal Packaging Market 2012-2022 report commented that ‘Emerging markets are driving the growth of global metal packaging markets. Increased income levels, structural shifts towards higher levels of consumption and consumer preferences for packaged goods in these economies increase the demand for various packaging solutions. The after-effects of the global financial crisis and euro-zone debt crisis are impacting producers in many key end-user sectors. In addition, the potential consumer backlash against BPA use in food and beverage packaging may damage the prospects of metal packagers, and facilitate a preference towards glass and paper/board.’

The report contains 112 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the metal packaging market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the global metal packaging market, as well as for four submarkets (food packaging, beverage packaging, personal care packaging and healthcare packaging) of the metal packaging market. In addition, the 15 leading national metal packaging markets are forecast and analysed by visiongain over the period 2012-2022. The report provides profiles of 15 leading companies operating within the market, and includes three interviews with leading industry insiders, providing expert insight alongside visiongain analysis.

The Metal Packaging Market 2012-2022 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the metal packaging industry, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the metal packaging market.

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