Australia Packaging Market

Australia Packaging Market

Australia Packaging Market, By Packaging Material (Flexible Packaging, Rigid Plastic Packaging, Board Packaging & Glass); By End Use (Food & Beverages, Healthcare & Cosmetics, Consumer Goods, Industrial), Trend Analysis, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019–2029

  • Published Date: August 2023
  • Report ID: BWC23687
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 200

Report Overview

An increasing demand from packaging products and services from the thriving organized retail sector and the growing population in cities resulting in rapid urbanization are projected to propel the expansion of the Australia packaging market during the forecast period between 2023 and 2029.

Australia Packaging Market - Industry Trends & Forecast Report, 2029

Australia packaging market size was estimated at USD 11.6 billion in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, the size of Australia packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.83% reaching a value of USD 16.31 billion by 2029. Major growth drivers for the Australia packaging market include an increasing demand due to population growth and urbanization, a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions, and technological advancements. The rise of e-commerce has also contributed to the demand for secure and efficient packaging for shipping and delivery. Innovation, customization, and adherence to regulatory guidelines play crucial roles in shaping the competitive landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic has further influenced packaging preferences, emphasizing hygiene and single-use options. As the Australian market continues to evolve, sustainability, innovation, and adapting to changing consumer preferences will be critical for packaging companies to maintain their competitiveness and meet the demands of a dynamic market.

Australia Packaging Market

Australia Packaging Market – Overview

Australia packaging market refers to the industry involved in the manufacturing, designing, and distribution of various types of packaging materials and solutions within the country. These packaging materials can be used to protect, store, transport, and promote goods across different sectors, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care, electronics, and industrial products. The market encompasses a wide range of packaging formats, such as rigid and flexible packaging, bottles, cans, cartons, pouches, and more. It includes both primary packaging that directly contains the product and secondary packaging that provides additional protection during distribution. The Australia Packaging Market plays a crucial role in ensuring product safety, shelf appeal, and compliance with regulatory standards while meeting the diverse packaging needs of businesses and consumers in the country.

Australia Packaging Market

Growth Drivers

Increasing Global Population and Urbanization

As the population grows, the demand for consumer goods and products also increases, driving the need for packaging solutions. Additionally, urbanization leads to lifestyle changes and the rise of e-commerce, resulting in higher demand for secure and efficient packaging for transportation and delivery purposes. The packaging industry in Australia responds to these trends by providing a diverse range of packaging materials and formats, catering to various sectors such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. As consumer preferences evolve with the growing population and urban lifestyle, the packaging market in Australia continues to adapt and expand to meet the rising demands.


Environmental Concerns

Environmental concerns play a significant role in restraining the growth of the Australia packaging market. With increasing awareness about the adverse impacts of packaging waste on the environment, there is a growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions. Consumers are seeking packaging materials that are recyclable, biodegradable, or made from renewable sources, prompting packaging companies to adapt their practices to meet these preferences. However, transitioning to sustainable packaging may involve higher production costs and require significant investments in research and development. Moreover, stringent environmental regulations and government policies aimed at reducing packaging waste also impose additional compliance requirements on packaging companies.

Impact of COVID-19 on Australia Packaging Market

COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the Australia packaging market. With the outbreak, there was a surge in demand for essential goods, resulting in increased packaging needs for various products. Health and safety concerns led to a preference for single-use and hygienic packaging options. The e-commerce sector experienced substantial growth, leading to a higher demand for protective and efficient packaging solutions. However, challenges arose due to supply chain disruptions, workforce limitations, and fluctuations in raw material prices. The pandemic prompted a shift in consumer behavior and packaging requirements, accelerating the adoption of sustainable and eco-friendly packaging practices to address hygiene and environmental concerns.

Australia Packaging Market

Segmental Coverage

Australia Packaging Market – By Packaging Material

By packaging material, the Australia packaging market is divided into Flexible Packaging, Rigid Plastic Packaging, and Board Packaging & Glass segments. The board packaging & glass segment held the highest market share by packaging material. Board packaging, such as corrugated boxes and paperboard cartons, offers versatility and strength, making it widely used in various industries. Additionally, its recyclability and biodegradability align with the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions. Glass packaging, on the other hand, is favored in the pharmaceutical and personal care sectors due to its barrier properties and ability to preserve product integrity. Moreover, its association with premium branding and recyclability adds to its appeal. As the market evolves, the demand for eco-friendly options and the packaging needs of key industries continue to drive the dominance of these segments. Meanwhile, the rigid plastic packaging segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. Rigid plastic packaging offers a wide range of benefits, including its lightweight nature, durability, and versatility, making it suitable for packaging various products across industries. Its ability to protect goods and prolong shelf life has made it a preferred choice for the food and beverage sector. Moreover, rigid plastic's cost-effectiveness and ease of manufacturing contribute to its popularity among businesses. The material's excellent barrier properties, resistance to moisture, and ability to preserve product quality have also led to its increased use in pharmaceutical and personal care packaging.

Australia Packaging Market Size

Australia Packaging Market – By End Use

By end use, the Australia packaging market is divided into Food & Beverages,  Healthcare & Cosmetics, Consumer Goods, and Industrial segments. The food & beverages segment held the highest market share by end use. The industry's vast and diverse product range, including packaged foods, beverages, and ready-to-eat meals, drives a constant demand for efficient and reliable packaging solutions. The stringent regulations for food safety and hygiene necessitate secure and tamper-proof packaging, which further boosts the use of packaging materials like bottles, cans, and pouches. Also, consumers' on-the-go lifestyle and preference for convenience drive the demand for single-serve and portion-controlled packaging.

Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the Australia packaging market include International Paper Company, Mondi Group, Smurfit Kappa Group, DS Smith PLC, WestRock Company, UFlex Limited, Huhtamaki OYJ, Amcor PLC, and Coveris Holding SA. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical Data – 2019–2022

Base Year – 2022

Estimated Year – 2023

Forecast Period – 2023–2029

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage


Product/ Service Segmentation

Packaging Material, End Use

Key Players

International Paper Company, Mondi Group, Smurfit Kappa Group, DS Smith PLC, WestRock Company, UFlex Limited, Huhtamaki OYJ, Amcor PLC, Coveris Holding SA


By Packaging Material

  • Flexible Packaging

  • Rigid Plastic Packaging

  • Board Packaging & Glass

By End Use

  • Food & Beverages

  • Healthcare & Cosmetics

  • Consumer Goods

  • Industrial

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Australia Packaging Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
        1. Growth of the organized retail sector
        2. Growing Population in Urban Areas
      2. Restraints
        1. Changing consumer preferences and market trends
      3. Opportunities
        1. Advancement in technology
      4. Challenges
        1. Environmental concerns
    3. Technology Advancements/Recent Developments
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  4. Australia Packaging Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Packaging Material
        1. Flexible Packaging
        2. Rigid Plastic Packaging
        3. Board Packaging & Glass
        4. Others
      2. By End Use
        1. Food & Beverages
        2. Healthcare & Cosmetics
        3. Consumer Goods
        4. Industrial
  5. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. Australia Packaging Company Market Share Analysis, 2022
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Developments (Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships, etc.)
  6. Impact of Covid-19 on Australia Packaging Market
  7. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive Landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, Strategic Outlook, SWOT Analysis)
    1. International Paper Company
    2. Mondi Group
    3. Smurfit Kappa Group
    4. DS Smith PLC
    5. WestRock Company
    6. UFlex Limited
    7. Huhtamaki OYJ
    8. Amcor PLC
    9. Coveris Holding SA
    10. Other Prominent Players
  8. Key Strategic Recommendations
  9. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1.  Primary & Secondary Research
    2.  Quantitative Research
    3.  Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1.  Secondary Research
      2.  Primary Research
    4. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
    5.  Assumptions & Limitations

*Financial information of non-listed companies can be provided as per availability.

**The segmentation and the companies are subject to modifications based on in-depth secondary research for the final deliverable.


List of Figures


Figure 1       Australia Packaging Segmentation

Figure 2       Australia Packaging Market Value Chain Analysis

Figure 3       Company Market Share Analysis, 2022

Figure 4       Australia Packaging Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2029

Figure 5       Australia Packaging Market Share, By Packaging Material, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 6       Australia Packaging Market Share, By End Use, By Value, 2019–2029


List of Tables


Table 1        Australia Packaging Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2029

Table 2        Australia Packaging Market Size, By Packaging Material, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 3        Australia Packaging Market Size, By End Use, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 4        International Paper Company Overview

Table 5        International Paper Company Financial Overview

Table 6        Mondi Group Company Overview

Table 7        Mondi Group Financial Overview

Table 8        Smurfit Kappa Group Company Overview

Table 9        Smurfit Kappa Group Financial Overview

Table 10      DS Smith PLC Company Overview

Table 11      DS Smith PLC Financial Overview

Table 12      WestRock Company Overview

Table 13      WestRock Company Financial Overview

Table 14      UFlex Limited Company Overview

Table 15      UFlex Limited Financial Overview

Table 16      Huhtamaki OYJ Company Overview

Table 17      Huhtamaki OYJ Financial Overview

Table 18      Amcor PLC Company Overview

Table 19      Amcor PLC Financial Overview

Table 20      Coveris Holding SA Company Overview

Table 21      Coveris Holding SA Financial Overview


Market Segmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: The board packaging and glass segment is expected to hold the highest market share in the Australia Packaging Market by packaging material.
Ans: The food & beverages segment is expected to hold the highest market share in the Australia Packaging Market by end use.
Ans: Australia Packaging Market size was estimated at USD 11.6 billion in 2022.
Ans: A major factor driving the Australia Packaging Market include the growing organized retail sector, population, and urbanization.
Ans: Key players in the Australia Packaging Market include International Paper Company, Mondi Group, Smurfit Kappa Group, DS Smith PLC, WestRock Company, UFlex Limited, Huhtamaki OYJ, Amcor PLC, and Coveris Holding SA.