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Metal Cans Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4771738
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Ardagh Group
  • Ball Corporation
  • CCL Container Inc.
  • Crown Holdings Inc.
  • DS Containers Inc.
  • Hindustan Tin Works Ltd
The metal cans market was valued at USD 53.37 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 61.37 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 2.23% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The product is gaining prominence due to its distinct features, such as resistance to transportation, hermetically sealed cover, and irregular handling, and easy recyclability.
  • The high recyclability of metal cans is one of the significant drivers of the market. Making products from recycled metals uses less energy, reduces carbon emissions, and uses less water compared with using raw materials.
  • The rise in consumer awareness concerning the application of non-carcinogenic materials in packaging and increased demand for lightweight packing is generating high growth prospects for the metal cans market.
  • However, due to the replacement possibility of polymer-based packaging materials, including polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), metal cans are witnessing a challenge in their usage.

Key Market Trends

Canned Food Consumption to Drive the Market Growth
  • The growing trend in the canned food market is innovations in packaging. With an increase in demand for chemical-free canned foods, manufacturers are focusing on innovations in packaging. Many brands of canned food products have started offering food in BPA-free containers.
  • The demand for sealed and tamper-proof steel container food is high, as they protect food from harmful bacteria. Also, due to hectic and busy lifestyles of consumers, canned food is expected to gain more importance.
  • Canada has created a huge variety of products, ranging from ready-mixed frozen vegetables to concentrated fruit juices to frozen french fries. The demand for Canada's pre-packaged, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables has soared in recent years. Current trends are driving the development of new products with longer shelf life and excellent sensory and processing qualities and the Canadian industry are in continuous improvements in its manufacturing processes to provide customers with the safest, premium quality products.
  • Due to innovations in packaging, less preparation time and free from harmful bacteria, the canned food product is a good source of nutrients and will enhance the growth of metal can market in future.

North America to Hold a Significant Share in the Market
  • Due to the rising demand for various healthy beverages, carbonated soft drinks, health drinks, and sucralose juices, North America is projected to positively impact the metal cans market demand over the forecast period. Also, industry growth is influenced by widespread promotional activities and research developments by various key players.
  • In the United States, the food and retail industry is the key source driving the demand for the product. The number of superstores and grocery stores in the country is increasing and the increasing number of smaller households is the key factor for the growth in the food and retail sector of the country. Thus, it is directing the demand for smaller packaging units.
  • The demand for metal cans has grown because of the lifestyle of people in the United States. People are busy with their hectic schedules, which gives them less time for cooking preparations and they prefer nutritious food that is ready-to-eat and can be prepared easily. Canned food serves this purpose by providing convenient packaging and ready-to-use food items. The growth of metal cans market will increase in future because of their ability to preserve the freshness and quality of food for a long time.

Competitive Landscape

The metal cans market is highly fragmented, owing to the presence of various global and local industry player. Vendors in this market participate on the basis of product portfolio, differentiation, and pricing. Key players in the market are SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc., Silgan Containers LLC, Ball Corporation, etc. Recent developments in the market are -
  • Jan 2019 - Ball Corporation introduced a new technology at the ADF&PCD exhibition in Paris in January 2019, an event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging community. The company introduced its 360° aerosol can, that brought another dimension to can contouring, using a process that allowed custom shaping, symmetrically or asymmetrically, up to the full circumference of the can, ultimately benefiting both, brand owners and end consumers.

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  • Ardagh Group
  • Ball Corporation
  • CCL Container Inc.
  • Crown Holdings Inc.
  • DS Containers Inc.
  • Hindustan Tin Works Ltd

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 High Recyclability of the Packaging Due to Less Usage of Energy
4.3.2 Convenience and Lower Price Offered by Canned Food
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Presence of Alternate Packaging Solutions as Polyethylene Terephthalate
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Material Type
5.1.1 Aluminium
5.1.2 Steel
5.2 By End-user Vertical
5.2.1 Food
5.2.2 Beverage
5.2.3 Other End-user Verticals
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom Spain Italy Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Latin America Mexico Brazil Rest of Latin America
5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa South Africa Rest of Middle-East & Africa
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Ball Corporation
6.1.2 Ardagh Group
6.1.3 Mauser Packaging Solutions
6.1.4 Silgan Containers LLC
6.1.5 Crown Holdings Inc.
6.1.6 DS Containers Inc.
6.1.7 CCL Container Inc.
6.1.8 Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd
6.1.9 Pacific Can China Holdings Limited
6.1.10 Universal Can Corporation
6.1.11 CPMC HOLDINGS Limited (COFCO Group)
6.1.12 Showa Denko KK
6.1.13 Independent Can Company
6.1.14 Hindustan Tin Works Ltd
6.1.15 Saudi Arabian Packaging Industry WLL (SAPIN)
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Ball Corporation
  • Ardagh Group
  • Mauser Packaging Solutions
  • Silgan Containers LLC
  • Crown Holdings Inc.
  • DS Containers Inc.
  • CCL Container Inc.
  • Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd
  • Pacific Can China Holdings Limited
  • Universal Can Corporation
  • CPMC HOLDINGS Limited (COFCO Group)
  • Showa Denko KK
  • Independent Can Company
  • Hindustan Tin Works Ltd
  • Saudi Arabian Packaging Industry WLL (SAPIN)
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