Bulk Container Packaging Market is Projected to Reach at a US$ 37.2 Billion by 2034 | FMI

Bulk Container Packaging Market
Bulk Container Packaging Market

The bulk container packaging market is slated to have a valuation of US$ 20.2 billion in 2024. The progress of the market is anticipated to record a significant growth of 6.2% from 2024 to 2034. By 2034, the valuation of the bulk container packaging industry is forecast to be US$ 37.2 billion.

The reinvigoration of the chemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries post-pandemic has given a new wind to the bulk container packaging market. Increasing industrial usage of bulk container packaging due to the safety and comfort associated with the packaging solution is seeing the market reach new heights. As trade in the industries increases worldwide, the market is in for rapid growth.

Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) remain as popular as ever. However, in conjunction with flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), they are also seeing increasing adaptation. The increasing twin demand for RIBCs and FIBCs is conducive to the growth of the bulk container packaging market.

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Bulk container packaging overwhelmingly uses plastic as a material. With growing concerns about the impact of plastic use on the environment, plastic use is coming under stringent rules from regulatory bodies, which has the potential to affect the market negatively. However, plastic use is preferred by market players due to its cost-effectiveness.

Key Takeaways from the Bulk Container Packaging Market:

  • The bulk container packaging market is expected to reach US$ 20.2 billion in 2024.
  • Plastic is commonly used in bulk container packaging. For 2024, plastic is expected to contribute to 95.1% of the market share by material.
  • Handling of industrial chemicals is where bulk container packaging finds significant use. For 2024, industrial chemicals are anticipated to account for 44.9% of the market share by the end-use segment.
  • India is expected to be one of the leading countries in terms of progress in the market. The country is forecasted to have a CAGR of 7.9% from 2024 to 2034.
  • Other Asian countries with promise for the market include China and Thailand. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.8% and 6.6% in China and Thailand, respectively.
  • The market is expected to progress at a CAGR of 5.6% in Canada.

“Bulk container packaging’s capabilities are increasing. The development of new polymers is affording even more security to industrialists. The development of better tracking technology is also keeping the market up-to-date. Thus, there is scope for innovation in regards to material and technology in the market,” opines Ismail Sutaria, Principal Consultant at Future Market Insights

Competition Analysis of the Bulk Container Packaging Market:

Leading market players are looking to gain an even greater foothold in the market. Geographical expansion and acquisitions are some common strategies among higher-end players. However, small-scale players are equipping joint ventures and diversification, providing competition to multinational giants on a local level.

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Recent Developments in the Bulk Container Packaging Market:

  • In September 2023, a new manufacturing facility for intermediate bulk containers was opened in Dilovasi, Turkey by Grief Inc.
  • In May 2023, Mauser Packaging Solutions raised the production capabilities of its plant in Gliwice, Poland.
  • In December 2022, the merger of giants Bulk Lift International LLC and Bagwell Supply Ltd. was announced.

Key Segments


  • Flexitanks
  • Bulk Containers
    • Flexible Bulk Containers
    • Rigid Bulk Containers
  • Bulk Container Liners


  • Plastic
    • HDPE
    • LDPE
    • LLDPE
    • PP
    • PVC
    • Others
  • Metals
  • Others (Wood, Fiber, Paper Board)

End Use

  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Petroleum and Lubricants
  • Food and Beverages
  • Paints, Inks and Dyes
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

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About the Author

Ronak Shah

Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights is deeply committed to uncovering actionable insights for consumer and food and beverage players. She brings a unique blend of analysis, industry trends, and consumer behavior to put data into perspective.

What she makes out of data becomes a delight to read. She has authored many opinions, including for publications like Process Industry Informer and Spinal Surgery News, as she understands the market pulse and consumers' shifting preferences.

She likes to bring experts to a roundtable to weigh the impact of a trend on an industry. Catch up with her discussion on the impact of AI in packaging.

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