Latest Trends and Key Issues in the Chinese Retail Packaging Market: The outlook for primary packaging and outers to 2018

 Published On: Feb, 2015 |    No of Pages: 108 |  Published By: Canadean | Format: PDF
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Summary

“This report is the result of Canadean’s extensive market research covering China packaging industry. It provides an analysis of changing packaging trends for eight key Consumer Packaged Goods segments, competitive landscape, and China business environment. Consumption of primary, outer, and closure packaging is analyzed in detail.

Key Findings

• China is the second largest packaging market in the world, valuing CNY1,013 billion[1]in 2014(US$165 billion), and has been growing steadily in recent years.

• The Chinese Packaging Industry is currently growing at a rate of 6.2%, with Paper & Board accounting for the largest share (42.5%),followed by Plastics (41.1%), Metal (11.7%), and Glass (3.6%).

• Paper & Board packaging claims the largest share of the packaging market in China, at a value of CNY431 billion (US$70 billion) in 2014. Corrugated packaging and folding cartons are the major components of the Paper & Board packaging sector.

Synopsis

• “Latest Trends and Key Issues in China Retail Packaging Market” is a detailed industry report providing comprehensive analysis of the emerging trends and opportunities in China packaging market

• The report is a result of a thorough analysis of consumer trends, packaging manufacturing trends and packaging innovation within China consumer packaged goods market. The report provides both qualitative and quantitative insights into each of the packaging materials– flexible, glass, rigid plastic, rigid metal and paper &board

• The report includes detailed tables and charts to provide a comprehensive understanding of packaging consumption to clearly establish market trends, packaging dynamics and areas of future growth potential

• It provides an overview of the competitive landscape of the China packaging sector with an analysis of the key market leaders including a snap shot of major deals

Reasons To Buy

• Packaging companies and retailers seek the latest information on consumer trends and opportunities to formulate their sales and marketing strategies. There is also demand for authentic market data with a high level of detail. This report has been created to provide its readers with up-to-date information and analysis to uncover emerging opportunities of growth within the CPG market.

• As consumer product demand evolves the dynamics between different packaging types also evolves favouring some packaging types and formats and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future.

• The differential growth across different packaging materials and formats drive fundamental shifts in the market. These differentials result from various factors such as changing consumer preferences, regulatory compliance, and innovation within the packaging market

• The report is a unique combination of in-depth qualitative analysis and authoritative packaging data for the years 2006–2018. Each packaging material has detailed data break up by packaging type, closure material, closure type, outer material, and outer type.

Key Highlights

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary
2 Overview of the Chinese Packaging Market
3 Consumer Drivers
3.1 Canadean’s Consumer Trend Framework
3.1.1 Canadean Tracks 20 Consumer Trends
3.1.2 Canadean consumer data sizes the influence of key consumer needs in the retail market
3.2 Identifying the Key Trends for Packaging
3.3 Changing Lifestages
3.3.1 Changing Lifestages influences CNY778,579 million worth of CPG products consumption in China per annum
3.3.2 Changing Lifestages influencing Men more than Women
3.3.3 Tweens & Early Teens (10–15 years) are most concerned with their Changing Lifestages
3.3.4 Changing Lifestages is motivating consumers with below average household income
3.3.5 Changing Lifestages is motivating Time Rich (7+ hours) consumers
3.4 Quality Seeking
3.4.1 Quality Seeking influences CNY688,093 million worth of CPG products consumption in China per annum
3.4.2 Men are more influenced by the desire for High Quality Products
3.4.3 Tweens & Early Teens (10–15 years) look for high Quality products
3.4.4 Hard Pressed consumers seek High Quality products
3.4.5 Time Rich (7+ hours) consumers look for High Quality products
3.5 Better Value for Money
3.5.1 Better Value for Money influences CNY635,892 million worth of CPG products consumption in China per annum
3.5.2 Men are more influenced by the desire for Better Value products
3.5.3 Kids & Babies (0–9 years) and Tweens & Early Teens (10–15 years) seek Better Value products
3.5.4 Consumers with undisclosed wealth desire Better Value products
3.5.5 Time Rich (7+ hours) consumers desire Better Value products
3.6 Changing Age Structures
3.6.1 Changing Age Structures influences CNY603,291 million worth of CPG products consumption in China per annum
3.6.2 Changing Age Structures influencing Males in China
3.6.3 Changing Age Structures motivating Kid & Babies (0-9 years) and Tweens & Teens (10-15 years)
3.6.4 Changing Age Structures influencing Hard Pressed consumers
3.6.5 The Time Rich (7+ hours) are most influenced by Changing Age Structures
3.7 Health
3.7.1 Health influences CNY585,203 million worth of CPG products consumption in China per annum
3.7.2 Men are more influenced by the desire of good Health
3.7.3 Kids & Babies (0-9 years) have the greatest demand for healthy products
3.7.4 Health trend motivating hard pressed consumers
3.7.5 Consumers with more spare time give higher importance to products offering Health benefits
3.8 ‘One Child Policy’ creates specific packaging needs
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 China Packaging by Material
4.1.2 China Packaging by Sector
4.1.3 China Packaging by Type
4.2 Flexible Packaging
4.2.1 Overall Flexible Packaging Market
4.2.2 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Sector
4.2.3 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Type
4.2.4 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Closure Material
4.2.5 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Closure Type
4.2.6 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Outer Material
4.2.7 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Outer Type
4.3 Paper & Board
4.3.1 Overall Paper & Board Packaging Market
4.3.2 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Sector
4.3.3 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Type
4.3.4 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Material
4.3.5 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Type
4.3.6 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Material
4.3.7 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Type
4.4 Rigid Plastics
4.4.1 Overall Rigid Plastic Packaging Market
4.4.2 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Sector
4.4.3 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Type
4.4.4 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Material
4.4.5 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Type
4.4.6 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Material
4.4.7 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Type
4.5 Rigid Metal
4.5.1 Overall Rigid Metal Packaging Market
4.5.2 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Sector
4.5.3 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Type
4.5.4 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Material
4.5.5 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Type
4.5.6 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Material
4.5.7 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Type
4.6 Glass
4.6.1 Overall Glass Packaging Market
4.6.2 Number of Glass Packs by Sector
4.6.3 Number of Glass Packs by Type
4.6.4 Number of Glass Packs by Closure Material
4.6.5 Number of Glass Packs by Closure Type
4.6.6 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Material
4.6.7 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Type
5 Packaging Design and Manufacturing Trends
5.1 Key Design Trends
5.1.1 Chinese seek value buying and packaging offers room in improving value proposition
5.1.2 Lightweight packaging having multiple benefits including reduced cost is widespread in China
5.1.3 Chinese are open to experimenting innovative packaging that offers ease of use
5.1.4 Increasing use of Environmentally-friendly packaging in the Chinese market
5.1.5 Radical packaging innovation to encourage consumers to experiment
5.1.6 Packaging firms need to more closely align themselves with manufacturers’ needs
5.2 Key Manufacturing Trends
5.2.1 Transparent packaging gaining popularity in the Chinese market
5.2.2 Single serve and family size packaging are favored in the Chinese retail market
5.2.3 Manufacturers prefer downsizing amid increasing raw material costs
5.2.4 Technological advancements in packaging manufacturing continue to evolve
5.2.5 Difficulties in raw material procurement are driving up costs
6 Regulatory Environment
6.1 Overview
6.2 Key Directives and Laws
6.2.1 Packaging Regulations
7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Competitive Landscape by Packaging Material
7.1.1 Flexible Packaging
7.1.2 Paper & Board
7.1.3 Rigid Plastics
7.1.4 Rigid Metal
7.1.5 Glass
7.2 Key Companies in the Chinese Packaging Industry
7.3 Key Financial Deals
8 Appendix
8.1 What is this Report About?
8.2 Time Frame
8.3 Product Category Coverage
8.4 Packaging Definitions
8.4.1 Primary Packaging Container
8.4.2 Primary Packaging Closure
8.4.3 Primary Packaging Outer
8.5 Consumer Survey Definitions
8.5.1 Demographic Definitions
8.6 Methodology
8.6.1 Overall Research Program Framework
8.6.2 Stage 1 - Initial Market Sizing of the Packaging Market
8.6.3 Stage 2 – Primary Research on Packaging Consumption
8.6.4 Stage 3 - Analyst Review
8.6.5 Stage 4 - Expert Review
8.6.6 Stage 5 – Publication
8.7 About Canadean
8.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Total Market Value Influenced by the Changing Lifestages Consumer Trend (CNY Million), 2013
Table 2: Total Market Value Influenced by the Quality Seeking Consumer Trend (CNY Million), 2013
Table 3: Total Market Value Influenced by the Better Value for Money Consumer Trend (CNY Million), 2013
Table 4: Total Market Value Influenced by the Changing Age Structures Consumer Trend (CNY Million), 2013
Table 5: Total Market Value Influenced by the Health Consumer Trend (CNY Million), 2013
Table 6: China Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 7: China Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 8: China Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 9: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Table 10: China Flexible Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 11: China Flexible Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 12: China Flexible Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 13: China Flexible Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 14: China Flexible Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 15: China Flexible Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 16: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Table 17: China Paper & Board Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 18: China Paper & Board Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 19: China Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 20: China Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 21: China Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 22: China Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 23: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Table 24: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 25: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 26: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 27: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 28: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 29: China Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 30: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Table 31: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 32: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 33: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 34: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 35: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 36: China Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 37: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Table 38: China Glass Packaging by Sector (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 39: China Glass Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 40: China Glass Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 41: China Glass Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 42: China Glass Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 43: China Glass Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018
Table 44: Key Financial Deals in Chinese Packaging, 2014
Table 45: Product Category Coverage
Table 46: Primary Packaging Container Materials
Table 47: Primary Packaging Container Types
Table 48: Primary Packaging Closure Materials
Table 49: Primary Packaging Closure Types
Table 50: Primary Packaging Outer Materials
Table 51: Primary Packaging Outer Types
Table 52: Explanation of Trends
Table 53: Demographic definitions

List of Figures

Figure 1: Market share of major packaging materials (%), 2014
Figure 2: Canadean’s consumer trend framework
Figure 3: Percentage of retail consumption driven by each trend, China, 2013
Figure 4: Approximately CNY778,579 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 influenced by Changing Lifestages
Figure 5: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – China 2013
Figure 6: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – China 2013
Figure 7: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – China 2013
Figure 8: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – China 2013
Figure 9: Approximately CNY688,093 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered High Quality
Figure 10: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – China 2013
Figure 11: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – China 2013
Figure 12: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – China 2013
Figure 13: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – China 2013
Figure 14: Approximately CNY635,892 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered Better Value for Money
Figure 15: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – China 2013
Figure 16: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – China 2013
Figure 17: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – China 2013
Figure 18: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – China 2013
Figure 19: Approximately CNY603,291 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 influenced by Changing Age Structures
Figure 20: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – China 2013
Figure 21: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – China 2013
Figure 22: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – China 2013
Figure 23: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – China 2013
Figure 24: Approximately CNY585,203 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered Health benefits
Figure 25: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – China 2013
Figure 26: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – China 2013
Figure 27: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – China 2013
Figure 28: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – China 2013
Figure 29: China Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010–2018
Figure 30: Sectors by Packaging Material with the Four Highest Growth Rates (%), 2010–2018
Figure 31: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Figure 32: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 33: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 34: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 35: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Figure 36: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Paper & Board Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 37: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Paper & Board Packaging 2010–2018
Figure 38: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Paper & Board Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 39: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Figure 40: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 41: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 42: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 43: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 44: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Figure 45: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 46: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 47: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 48: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018
Figure 49: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Glass Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 50: Closure Type with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in China Glass Packaging, 2010–2018
Figure 51: Light weighting offers multiple benefits – saving cost and environment
Figure 52: Perfetti replaces Plastic jars with pouches for multiple benefits
Figure 53: 100% recyclable PP cans replaces tin cans and uses less raw materials
Figure 54: Pet food packaging saves on pack materials though down-gauging
Figure 55: Lightweight closure for bottle of drinking water
Figure 56: ORG Packaging introduces light weight Can
Figure 57: A Flexible Pouch with re-sealable feature
Figure 58: Single-serve and easy-to-handle Pouches for ambient products
Figure 59: Beer Can transforms into a Cup
Figure 60: Detergent package with dual closures reduces rate of packaging material turnover by increased product usage
Figure 61: Bottle designed with Flip/snap top closure removes need of outer box and reduces carbon footprint
Figure 62: Closure design and labels used with IML technology eases recycling process
Figure 63: Coca-Cola China introduced PET Bottle made of Plant cellulose
Figure 64: Single Serve PET in Alcoholic Drink Segment
Figure 65: Plastic spray bottle that gives look and feel of Glass
Figure 66: Key concerns of consumer goods manufacturers and packaging manufacturers, 2013
Figure 67: Transparent packaging gaining popularity across product categories
Figure 68: Single serves and family pack sized products in China
Figure 69: Crude Oil prices have risen sharply since 2003, and have declined at the end of 2014
Figure 70: Chinese Packaging Competitive Landscape
Figure 71: Packaging Research Program Methodology

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