As the Chinese economy develops and people's pace of life continues to accelerate, theres an increase of people choosing to have meals outside, which promotes the development of China's fast food industry. The researcher analyzes that China's fast food industry has gained revenues exceeding CNY 800 billion in 2017, accounting for over 20% of the total revenue of China's catering industry. In addition, the fast food industry has demonstrated a higher growth rate than the catering industry in recent years. The fast-growing number of netizens, especially the number of mobile network subscribers (exceeding 700 million people by the end of 2017), has contributed to people who order take-out food via mobile APPs, which facilitates demand for take-out meal boxes.
According to the researcher, the consumer scale of the take-out food industry has kept at a relative expanding tendency, increasing from 80 million at the end of 2012 to about 300 million at the end of 2017. Although the growth rate of take-out consumers has tended to decelerate since 2017, this rate is still likely to rise again with take-out food platforms accelerating development in third-tier and fourth-tier cities as well as in rural areas in China.
This market research reveals that the consumption volume of take-out meal boxes has exceeded 10 billion units in China in 2017. In China, a take-out meal box is a kind of disposable tableware, which is a type of consumptive and cheap tableware just for single use. Take-out meal boxes can be made of paper, wood, plastics and metal. They are primarily applied to packed take-out food. Despite being accepted by society and widely used by people for convenience, environmental pollution may be caused once these take-out meal boxes are discarded. According to market research, PP (poly propylene) boxes are most widely used in the present Chinese market, followed by paper boxes and degradable boxes. Since take-out food platforms do not provide merchants with take-out meal boxes, merchants need to purchase boxes on their own. According to the research, disposable boxes are generally priced at CNY 0.3-1.5 per unit in China, among which degradable boxes are priced the highest, representing a relatively low market share.
The researcher analyzes that low barriers to entry in China's disposable meal box industry lead to a great number of manufacturers, a majority of whom are small enterprises. Some enterprises use hazardous materials such as medical waste as raw materials of disposable boxes in order to save costs, which has a negative impact on industry reputation. On November 2, 2017, the China National Development and Reform Commission declared that it would cooperate with relevant authorities to adjust "ban on free plastic bags" and to formulate a series of implementation plans related to the use of non-degradable plastic bags in the take-out food industry. It is estimated that with the Chinese government issuing stricter policies in fields such as environmental protection and food safety, part of unqualified disposable meal box manufacturers will close down, continuously improving the concentration rate of China's take-out meal box manufacturing industry.
The researcher predicts that China's take-out food industry will continue to develop during 2018 and 2022 and the CAGR of the consumption volume of take-out meal boxes will reach at least 15%. For disposable meal box manufacturers, especially for degradable meal box manufacturers, plenty of opportunities can be found in the Chinese market in the next few years.
Readers can obtain the following information or more through this report:
- Development Status of Catering Industry in China
- Economic and Social Environment of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
- Supply and Demand Status of Take-out Meal Boxes in China
- Price Trend of Take-out Meal Boxes
- Major Take-out Meal Box Manufacturers in China
- Competition in Take-out Meal Box Industry
- Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
- Risks and Challenges Faced by Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
- Forecast on Development Trend of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
1 Basic Concept of Take-out Meal Box
1.1.1 Definition of Take-out Food
1.1.2 Definition of Take-out Meal Box
1.2 Classification of Take-out Meal Boxes
1.2.1 Disposable Foamed Plastic Meal Box
1.2.2 PP Plastic Meal Box
1.2.3 Paperboard Meal Box
1.2.4 Starch Meal Box
1.2.5 Molded Pulp Meal Box
1.2.6 Degradable Plastic Meal Box
1.2.7 Full Biodegradable Meal Box
1.3 Development of Disposable Take-out Meal Boxes
1.4 Analysis on Take-out Meal Box Industry Chain
1.4.1 Upstream Raw Materials
1.4.3 Downstream Clients
1.5 Research Methods of the Report
1.5.1 Data Sources
1.5.2 Parameters and Assumptions
1.5.3 About the Author
2 Development Environment of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
2.1 Economic Environment
2.2 Policy Environment of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
2.3 Development Status of Internet Industry in China
2.4 Development Status of Fast Food Industry in China, 2018-2022
2.5 Barriers to Entry of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
2.6 Competition Structure of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
2.6.1 Analysis on Bargaining Power of Upstream Raw Material Suppliers
2.6.2 Analysis on Bargaining Power of Downstream Clients
2.6.3 Competition inner the Industry
2.6.4 Threats of Potential Entrants
2.6.5 Threats of Substitutes
3 Development Status of Take-out Food Industry in China
3.1 Structure of Take-out Food Industry in China
3.1.1 Dynamics of Take-out Food Market in China
3.1.2 Competition Structure of Take-out Food Industry in China, 2017-2018
3.2 Supply Scale of Take-out Food Industry in China
3.2.1 Supply Status of Take-out Food Platforms in China
3.2.2 Status of Take-out Food Merchants in China
3.3 Size of Take-out Food Market in China
3.4 Consumer Scale of Take-out Food Industry in China
4 Overview of Take-out Meal Box Market in China, 2012-2017
4.1 Demand for Take-out Meal Boxes in China
4.2 Analysis on Market Size of Take-out Meal Boxes in China
4.3 Analysis on Impact of Take-out Meal Boxes on Environment in China
4.4 Analysis on Recycling Status of Take-out Meal Boxes in China
5 Analysis on Development Trend of Related Industries of Take-out Meal Boxes in China, 2018-2022
5.1 Development Trend of Take-out Food Industry in China, 2018-2022
5.2 Development Trend of Disposable Tableware Manufacturing Industry in China
5.3 Development Trend of Waste Treatment Industry in China
6 Forecast on Development of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
6.1 Factors Influencing Development of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
6.1.1 Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
6.1.2 Risks and Challenges Faced by Take-out Meal Box Industry in China
6.2 Forecast on Demand of Take-out Food Industry in China, 2018-2022
6.2.1 Forecast on Size of Take-out Food Industry in China, 2018-2022
6.2.2 Forecast on Consumer Scale of Take-out Food Industry in China, 2018-2022
6.3 Forecast on Demand of Take-out Meal Box Industry in China, 2018-2022
6.3.1 Forecast on Consumption Volume of Take-out Meal Boxes in China
6.3.2 Forecast on Market Size of Take-out Meal Boxes
6.4 Solutions to Environmental Protection of Take-out Meal Boxes
7 Introduction of Major Disposable Meal Box Manufacturers in China, 2016-2018
7.1 Guangdong G-Box Holdings Co., Ltd.
7.2 Shanghai Elements Packaging Co., Ltd.
7.3 Shenzhen Idprint S&T Co., Ltd.
7.4 Shousheng Grocery Trading Company
7.5 Aiwang Plastics Co., Ltd.
7.6 Other Enterprises
Chart Average Price of Disposable Meal Boxes in China, 2017
Chart China's GDP, 2013-2017
Chart Disposable Income Per Capita in China, 2013-2017
Chart Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in China, 2013- 2017
Chart Disposable Income and Consumption Expenditure Per Capita in China, 2013-2017
Chart Relevant Policies in Disposable Meal Box Manufacturing Industry in China
Chart Quantity of Mobile Network Subscribers in China, 2012-2017
Chart Operating Revenue of Fast Food Industry in China
Chart Market Share of Third-Party Take-out Food Platforms, 2016
Chart Introduction of Major Take-out Food Platforms in China
Chart Coverage Rate of Take-out Food Merchants in Cities at Different Levels in China
Chart Size of Take-out Food Market in China, 2013-2017
Chart Consumer Scale of Take-out Food Market in China, 2012-2017
Chart Consumption Volume of Take-out Meal Boxes in China, 2012-2017
Chart Market Size of Take-out Meal Boxes in China, 2012-2017
Chart Average Price of Take-out Orders from Online Subscribers in China
Chart Consumption Frequency of Subscribers on Take-out Food Platforms in China
Chart Forecast on Size of Take-out Food Market in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Consumer Quantity in Take-out Food Market in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Consumption Volume of Take-out Meal Boxes in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Market Size of Take-out Meal Boxes in China, 2018-2022
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