The Europe egg packaging market was valued at US$ 972.64 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,322.84 Million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during 2020–2027.
Egg packaging materials are specifically designed for safe storage and transportation of eggs. Cartons, trays, baskets, and containers are among the most commonly used egg-packaging solutions. They are manufactured by using paperboard, recycled paper, polyethylene terephthalate, or polystyrene. The delicate and porous nature of egg shells demands tough and secure packaging solutions. These materials provide convenience and also help absorbing the stress or shock exerted during handling or transportation of eggs. Nonetheless, the egg packaging protects the eggs from bacterial attack, tainting, natural predators, and moisture loss.
On the basis of material type, the Europe egg packaging market is segmented into paper, plastic, and others. The paper segment held the largest share of the market in 2019. Paper-based packaging is a versatile and cost-efficient method of transporting, protecting, and preserving a wide array of items. Recyclability is the most prominent advantage of paper-based packaging; paper egg cartons are biodegradable and accepted by almost all local recycling agencies. Recycling waste paper and packaging responsibly reduces litter and landfill. It prevents waste through breakage, spoilage and contamination, and extends product shelf life. This type of packaging is engineered to be sturdy, yet lightweight, and is customizable to meet product- or customer-specific needs. It was replaced for a while with PET packaging, but the consumers preferred the natural look and feel of the paper pulp cartons over the later one.
The Europe egg packaging market is sub segmented into Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Rest of Europe accounted for the largest share in the Europe egg packaging market in 2019. The packaging industry contributes a significant share to the GDP of various countries in Europe, as it assists with various packaging materials that can be used in multiple applications. Surge in health-consciousness among the people in Western Europe reflects in the high demand for eggs. Moreover, these countries are increasingly influencing the Eastern European countries, which is leading to increase in the use of high-protein foodstuff such as eggs in people’s diet. Moreover, eggs are also increasingly being used in the food processing, cosmetics, and personal care industries in in Eastern Europe. Such elevated demands for eggs support the growth of the egg packaging market in the Europe.
Mauser Corporate GMBH, Huhtamaki Oyj, CKF Inc., Cascades Inc., Brodrene Hartmann AS, Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, and Cellulose de la Loire are among the major players in the Europe egg packaging market.
The overall Europe egg packaging market size has been derived in accordance to both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers—along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders—specializing in the egg packaging market.