Egg Packaging Market Size, Companies, Growth, Share 2023-2032

Egg Packaging Market Size | USD 9.57 Bn by 2032

The report covers Egg Packaging Market Segments - By Material: Paper, Plastic, Aluminium, Metal, Wood, By Packaging: Trays, Cartons, Containers, Boxes, Pouches, Clamshells, Bags; By Distribution: Poultry Stores, Retail Stores, Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Others; By Region: Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, LAMEA, with each segment valued in USD Billion. Egg Packaging Market Companies like Brodrene Hartmann AS, Maspack Limited, Placon Corp, Packman Packaging, Tekni-Plex, Cascades Inc., etc.

Egg Packaging Market Size and Share (2023 - 2032)

The global egg packaging market size is estimated to grow from USD 5.47 billion in 2022 to reach an estimated USD 9.57 billion by 2032, growing at a 5.8% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

Egg Packaging Market Size 2023 - 2032

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Report Highlights: Important Revelations

  • Global egg packaging sector is poised for growth, starting at a value of USD 5.47 billion in 2022.
  • The market is expected to grow, reaching an estimated value of USD 9.57 billion by 2032.
  • This expansion is at a consistent CAGR of 5.8% over the period from 2023 to 2032.
  • Expanding impact of egg packaging sector in Asia-Pacific.
  • Factors impacting egg packaging market trends in North America.
  • Emergence of paper egg cartons in sustainable packaging solutions.
  • Egg trays transforming packaging landscape.
  • Poultry stores' contribution to customized egg packaging solutions.

Egg packing ranges from the use of different materials or containers that are employed in safeguarding and shipping eggs from the processing point to the consumer market. It comprises a wide variety of packaging solutions, examples being cartons, trays, and crates which are made from different materials like cardboard, plastic, and molded pulp among others.

The market for egg packaging has in recent days maintained the normal growth trend, and this has primarily been due to some critical factors. A large number of people all around the globe will say they do eat eggs, but one nation tops the list of eggs consumption than all other countries on earth. Among the best egg consumers in the world is the Japanese people on a per capita basis. It takes an average Japanese person to consume nearly three thirds a year. To put it drastically, that almost amounts to one egg per day. Population increase and change of eating habits ensue in higher consumption of eggs with the need for eggs to be well packaged as the custom now. We expect the goose egg production to be 138.38 million units during the same time. It has been fixed at a growth rate of 6.77% annually during 2022-23 i.e the growth rate from 2021-22. Consumers first thing they search for in egg packages is it guarantees freshness and safety of the eggs and at the same time provides suitable in handling and storage.

Food safety and hygiene are, thus, paramount effect on customers today so they prefer to use the eggs packaged in clean and hygiene containers. Renewable and reusable packaging materials, like recyclable packaging or biodegradable packaging materials, are also gaining popularity as the adoption of eco-friendly strategies continues due to an increase in environmental concern. Innovations in packaging design and materials also give encouragement to the market segment. Companies are bringing new formats to market, which help to prolong shelf-life, be sold on a shelf with a view, and more attractive for customers. Egg packaging market will continue to grow and consumers' preferences will be changing, packaging needs and responding to the demands of additional innovative, green and consumer-friendly practices.

For Instance,

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  • Sustainability plays a major role in the egg industry whereby consumers are now using eco-friendly packing solutions. The recent trend among customers is design-packaging with the aim of lowering environmental consequences as well as plastic pollution.
  • Egg packaging is being continuously refined to meet the ever-changing, versatile consumer needs and choices. With each advancement, manufacturers are proudly presenting with new packaging solutions having features like easy open lids and secure closure in addition to managing bulkiness to make them consumer-friendly and function efficiently.
  • Customize and personalize options are however quite critical in the egg packaging sector. The industry provides innovative packaging solutions for branding like those which can be customized to include elements, graphics, and messages of customer choice and brand orientation.
  • Smart technologies introduction into packaging is emphasizing features like temperature monitoring, freshness indicators, and traceability solutions in the egg market.

Growing Influence of Egg Packaging Industry in Asia-Pacific

Egg Packaging Market APAC, NA, EU, LAMEA Share

The egg packaging market is experiencing positive growth, especially in the Asia Pacific region, which is the largest consumer of eggs globally. Several factors contribute to this growth trajectory, primarily driven by the favourable conditions in Asia's poultry and egg production sector. Rising income levels, increasing urbanization, improved disease control measures, and the adoption of new technologies are all shaping a conducive environment for the egg packaging market.

One significant trend in the region is the shift towards processing larger birds in the broiler industry. While birds processed in Asia tend to be smaller compared to other regions, there is a noticeable move towards processing larger birds, with around 40% of birds processed in the Asia Pacific region weighing under 2 kilograms. Countries like Indonesia and China are examples of this trend, with a significant portion of poultry processed at weights below 2 kilograms.

Thailand has emerged as a significant exporter in the region, catering to the specific needs of customers in Europe and Japan. This tailored approach to production has contributed to the overall growth of the egg packaging market.

Egg Consumption by Country, 2024 (1000 tons, Kg)
Country Total Consumption (1000 Tons) Consumption Per Capita (Kg)
China 31,851 21.67
India 5,419 3.94
United States 5,337 16.13
Indonesia 4,272 15.63
Brazil 2,725 12.83
Mexico 2,660 20.63
Japan 2,512 19.86
Russia 2,411 16.52
Germany 1,283 15.3
France 911 13.94

China, as the world largest importer of egg by country, has their high market demand for growth driven by the huge population and food customs of the country, accounts for a great part of the entire egg consumption. China's position as the world's largest egg producer also has a significant impact on the egg packaging market. With substantial production volumes, the demand for efficient and reliable egg packaging solutions is high, further driving market growth.

The positive production and consumption balance in the Asia Pacific region, coupled with advancements in poultry production practices and export-oriented strategies, are fueling the growth of the egg packaging market in the region.

For Instance,

  • In January 2024, Food company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) announced its new egg tray packaging made from 100% recycled plastic. The tray is made of 100% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which consists of 55% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and 45% post-industrial recycled (PIR) plastic.

The North American region turns out to be the one of the most high-growth regions in egg packaging business due to inimitable factors concerning customers’ tastes and consumption patterns. In the year of 2022, out of 271 million egg cases that have been produced, over a half of them were sold as retail shell with the rest being sold as an ingredient through the food service industry. It should be noted that more than percent of the eggs were involved in one or more post-production uses such as food security, manufacturing, retailing and trade.

U.S Eggs Consumption, 2022-23 (Per Capita Consumption)

American dietary habits, particularly the frequent use of eggs, make the US the largest consumer of eggs per capita among all nations. This dictates the need for egg packaging solutions on the market. The number of eggs people are eating per person was lower in 2022, and the planner of the US Department of Agriculture expecting a tiny alteration of 2.8 eggs per person, though the overall egg consumption was still high. Consumers in North America made the same egg quantity purchase despite the egg's comparatively lower supply and a relatively higher commodity cost in 2022. It tells that the market has the capability to resist shocks.

Most of the egg production in the US mainly is consumed at home. However, 112.4 million eggs were exported in 2022 totalling less than 160.65% of produced quantity. The same domestic consumption and even market volatility that affect the demand for eggs leads to a market that is specifically catered to the North American region, thereby, becoming a popular area that is specifically created for the purpose of packaging in North America. Consumer demand for eggs as a basic food product continues to rise. Consequently, the North American market for eggs- a primarily packaging oriented sector - experience growth as the trend geared towards the usability of packaging assets which holds the eggs in a place higher.

For Instance,

  • In November 2023, Packaging company Huhtamaki North America rolled out new moulded fibre shells that can be utilized by United States egg producers.

Egg Packaging Market, DRO

Demand:

  • Egg packaging solutions, on the other hand, are all about egg protection and safety before, during, and after handling, transportation and storage. Packaging details like the use of polysorbs, foams, and plastics to cushion and absorb shock are instrumental in avoiding an occurrence of breakage or any other incidence of damage.

Restraint:

  • The transportation logistics, inventory management, and seasonal demand fluctuations are issues of distribution chain which relate to egg packaging.

Opportunity:

  • The innovations in packaging materials such as biodegradable plastics, recycled fibres, and compostable alternatives provide the opportunity of upgrading sustainability and reducing the impact on the environment in the egg market packaging sector.

Rise of Paper Egg Cartons in Sustainable Packaging

Paper is the predominant material used in egg packaging, with recycled paper egg trays emerging as a popular eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic and Styrofoam trays. These trays are crafted from recycled paper materials, processed into pulp, and molded into the shape of an egg tray. Being biodegradable, they decompose within months, offering a sustainable solution for poultry farmers.

As the demand for eggs rises, so does the need for egg packaging. Traditional plastic and Styrofoam trays pose environmental hazards, taking years to decompose. In response, an increasing number of poultry farmers are adopting recycled paper egg trays, recognizing their sustainability benefits.

The surge in e-commerce packaging, predominantly utilizing paper and paperboard materials, further drives the growth of the egg packaging market. As online retail continues to expand, so does the demand for environmentally friendly packaging solutions, aligning with the trend towards sustainable practices in various industries.

The adoption of recycled paper egg trays signifies a shift towards a more environmentally conscious approach within the poultry industry. Their benefits extend beyond environmental sustainability, encompassing factors such as consumer preference for eco-friendly products and regulatory pressures to reduce plastic usage. Consequently, recycled paper egg trays are positioned as the future of the poultry industry, offering a viable and responsible packaging solution amidst evolving market dynamics.

For Instance,

  • In February 2022, Packaging company Tekni-Plex introduced an updated version of its Dolco ProPlus egg carton that comprises 25% post-consumer recycled (PCR) foam polystyrene at the International Production and Processing Expo.

Paper Egg Trays Are Revolutionizing the Packaging Industry

Egg box packaging, commonly known as egg cartons or egg trays, serves the essential purpose of safeguarding eggs from shock, collisions, and damage during transportation while facilitating handling and carrying. Found ubiquitously in supermarkets and shopping malls, egg cartons come in two main types: paper pulp and plastic.

Top Poultry Broilers Companies, 2022 (In Millions)
Countries Company Broilers Slaughtered annually (Millions)
Brazil, US, Mexico, UK JBS S.A. 4426
US Tyson Foods 1900
Brazil BRF 1732
China Wen’s Food Group 1101
China Wellhope Agri-Tech 695
Thailand CP Group 685
US Koch Foods Inc. 655
US Sanderson Farms Inc. 635
Mexico Industrias Bachoco 627
US, Honduras, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Thailand, UK, China Cargil 625

Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride and Perdue Farms as the major players in the poultry broilers’ market accounts for a significant part of the market. Because their development calls for packaging materials such as egg boxes that are expected to rise in number due to an increase in the production of eggs.

In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the popularity of paper pulp egg cartons due to their environmentally friendly nature. These cartons are crafted from recycled paper pulp, offering a cost-effective and sustainable packaging solution. Utilizing an egg tray production line, waste paper can be efficiently processed into egg cartons, further enhancing their appeal among consumers and producers alike.

One of the primary motivations for choosing sturdy egg cartons is the economic consideration. The cost of broken eggs during transportation, averaging around 4.5%, can be offset by investing in better packaging, particularly for premium brand eggs with higher unit prices. Additionally, the stickiness of broken eggs poses a risk of contaminating surrounding cartons, emphasizing the importance of reliable packaging materials in preserving product integrity and minimizing environmental impact.

As awareness of environmental concerns grows and consumer preferences shift towards eco-friendly options, the demand for paper pulp egg cartons is expected to continue rising. Their combination of affordability, sustainability, and functionality makes them an attractive choice for both producers and consumers in the egg packaging market.

For Instance,

  • In January 2024, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) announces the relaunch of its new egg tray packaging, entirely made from recycled plastic. This move highlights the company’s commitment to heart-healthy food production and environmental sustainability.

Role of Poultry Stores in Meeting Specific Packaging Needs

The egg packaging market focused on poultry stores hand down helps in serving the poultry farmers as platforms for specialization. They make sure a plethora of packaging is present which can suit the specific needs of poultry farms ranging from containing eggs to different trays. They concentrate on the sustainability by offering recyclable paper pulp cartons among other eco-friendly options to appeal to the public due to consumer preferences and abide with regulatory standards.

Utilization of Eggs Produced in the USA, 2022 (%)

The United States’ eggs are distributed through retail and other channels with a great deal of them are consumed domestically and another smaller bit of them are exported overseas. At poultry stores around, the learned staff will help the farmers to get what they need. They will instruct farmers on the best packaging and other necessities. By having this expertise, the process is less stresses and it increase efficiency and the organization meets the regulatory requirements by the industry. Along with the worldly needs for poultry products, poultry stores serve as a crucial basis which is needed while the industry is expanding.

The two main purposes of the agreements and partnerships are to promote new packaging designs which require less resources to produce the products and to ensure the transition to the sustainable ways of doing business. Such local shops basically provide bird owners with many functions by giving products, expertise, and support. This contributes significantly to the successful nature and sustainability of egg packaging market. They become the central figures within the poultry growers' community and through providing the required packages; they help in creating sustainable development in the industry.

For Instance,

  • In September, 2023, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced the plan to purchase all the commercial shell egg production and processing businesses of Fassio Egg Farms by the end of the year.

Key Players and Competitive Dynamics in the Egg Packaging Market

The competitive landscape of the egg packaging market is dominated by established industry giants such as Brodrene Hartmann AS, Maspack Limited, Placon Corp, Packman Packaging, Tekni-Plex, Cascades Inc., Bell Printers, Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd., CELLULOSES DE LA LOIRE, Sonovo Technology, MAUSER Corporate GmbH CKF Inc., JIN FU HUA PACKAGING INDUSTRIAL Co. Ltd., Sonoco Products Co. and Huhtamaki Oyj.  These giants compete with upstart direct-to-consumer firms that use digital platforms to gain market share. Key competitive characteristics include product innovation, sustainable practices, and the ability to respond to changing consumer tastes.

Brodren Hartmann AS this company focuses on novelty and sustainability. They invest in research and development to create bio-degradable packaging solutions, like molded fiber egg cartons. Moreover, they focus on developing long-term relationships with their clients to be able to learn about their precise needs and provide customized packaging solutions.

For Instance,

  • In November 2023, Thornico Holding's branch Thornico Food & Food Technology has offered to buy all the shares in the moulded fiber packaging specialist Brødrene Hartmann.

Tekni-Plex distinguishes by offering tailor-made solutions to meet the specific requirements of their customers. They manufacture various kinds of packaging, including the classic paperboard cartons as well as plastic trays that fit the different needs and expectations. Their approach is that of flexibility and agility to adapt to customers’ needs.

For Instance,

  • In September 2022, Tekni-Plex acquired assets and licensed technologies of Fibro Corporation. This company based in Tacoma, Washington specializes in molded-fiber packaging development and production.

Placon Corp uses innovative technology in egg packing. They apply advanced production processes and materials that yield shipping containers with improved strength and functionality. The plan is based on the burden of constantly innovating to lead the market and stay ahead of new packaging solutions.

For Instance,

  • In March, 2022, Placon, the leading thermoforming company in sustainable packaging, launched a set of food preparation trays, a pie liner, and a bakery clamshell into their PET stock food lineup.

Cascades emphasizes affordable and environmentally friendly packaging. They focus on optimizing production processes to achieve superior pricing for their customers. Moreover, they focus on environmental sustainability through promoting the use of recycled and biodegradable materials in packaging products.

For Instance,

  • In May 2023, Cascade egg packaging witnessed a sales growth of 18% in the year 2022, on account of excess demand and the launch of the Cardboard tray product.

Egg Packaging Market Player

Egg packaging leading market players are Brodrene Hartmann AS, Maspack Limited, Placon Corp, Packman Packaging, Tekni-Plex, Cascades Inc., Bell Printers, Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd., CELLULOSES DE LA LOIRE, Sonovo Technology, MAUSER Corporate GmbH CKF Inc., JIN FU HUA PACKAGING INDUSTRIAL Co. Ltd., Sonoco Products Co. and Huhtamaki Oyj.

Market Segments

By Material

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Metal
  • Wood

By Packaging

  • Trays
  • Cartons
  • Containers
  • Boxes
  • Pouches
  • Clamshells
  • Bags

By Distribution

  • Poultry Stores
  • Retail Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Hypermarkets
  • Others

By Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • LAMEA

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About The Author

Asmita Singh is a renowned author and consultant in the packaging industry, known for her deep passion for knowledge discovery and commitment to delivering actionable insights. With extensive experience in implementing advanced research methodologies, Asmita generates high-quality data and meaningful results that drive innovation and efficiency in packaging solutions. Her expertise spans the globe, offering valuable consulting services to businesses aiming to enhance their packaging strategies. Asmitas work is characterized by a dedication to excellence and a keen understanding of the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of packaging.

FAQ's

Consumers can dispose of egg packaging responsibly by recycling cardboard, plastic, and molded pulp materials according to local recycling guidelines. Biodegradable packaging materials, such as molded pulp, can be composted to reduce environmental impact.

Innovations in egg packaging include the development of sustainable materials, such as biodegradable plastics and plant-based alternatives, to reduce environmental footprint. Additionally, advancements in packaging design, such as stackable and space-saving cartons, improve transportation efficiency and consumer convenience.

Egg packaging plays a crucial role in ensuring food safety by protecting eggs from physical damage, contamination, and temperature fluctuations. Properly designed packaging helps prevent the spread of pathogens and ensures that eggs reach consumers in optimal condition, reducing the risk of foodborne illness.

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