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Egg Packaging Market - By Material Type (Molded Pulp, Plastic, Paperboard, Expanded Polystyrene, Biodegradable or Compostable, Others), By Egg Type (Chicken Eggs, Duck Eggs, Quail Eggs, Other Poultry Eggs), By Packaging Type, By Application & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI6272
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Egg Packaging Market Size

Egg Packaging Market size was valued at around USD 6.9 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register over 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The increasing global population and rising per capita egg consumption drive the demand for egg packaging as producers need reliable and efficient packaging solutions to meet the growing demand. Consumers prefer egg packaging that provides convenience and ensures the protection of eggs during transportation and storage. Secure and well-designed packaging prevents breakage and spoilage, enhancing the overall consumer experience.

Egg Packaging Market

Food safety is a paramount concern, and egg packaging plays a crucial role in maintaining the freshness and hygiene of eggs. Consumers look for packaging that meets safety standards and provides tamper-evident features.


The egg packaging industry is under scrutiny due to its association with single-use plastics and waste generation. Consumers and governments are increasingly demanding sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions, which can be challenging for traditional packaging materials. The egg packaging market operates in a competitive environment, and producers and retailers often face pressure to keep packaging costs low. Balancing cost-effectiveness with sustainable packaging solutions can be challenging. Eggs are delicate and require careful handling during transportation. Packaging that does not provide adequate protection can result in product spoilage and breakage. Thus, the risks associated with egg packaging may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.

COVID-19 Impact

With lockdowns and restrictions in place, consumers shifted towards purchasing packaged and processed foods, including eggs. This led to a surge in demand for eggs in various packaging formats, such as cartons and trays, to ensure easy handling, transportation, and reduced contact points. During the pandemic, there was a shift in consumer behavior, with more people preferring online grocery shopping and home delivery services. This change in buying behavior led to an increased demand for packaged eggs with appropriate packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the global market growth in the upcoming years.

Egg Packaging Market Trends

The demand for sustainable and eco-friendly egg packaging was on the rise. Consumers, retailers, and producers were seeking packaging made from renewable materials, such as molded pulp, compostable bioplastics, or recycled cardboard, to reduce their environmental impact and address concerns about plastic waste. Packaging manufacturers were introducing innovative designs to enhance egg protection, increase shelf visibility, and improve consumer convenience. Features like easy-open lids, tamper-evident seals, and stackable designs were becoming more prevalent in egg cartons. Thus, the growing prevalence and usages is expected to expedite the egg packaging industry growth.

Egg Packaging Market Analysis

Egg Packaging Market Size, By Material Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on material type, the egg packaging market is segmented as molded pulp, plastic, paperboard, expanded polystyrene (eps), biodegradable or compostable, others. Molded pulp held a majority market value of USD 1.86 billion in 2022. Molded pulp packaging is made from recycled paper or other plant-based fibers, making it a popular choice for consumers seeking eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging options. Some regions encourage the use of sustainable packaging materials like molded pulp to reduce environmental impact and promote circular economy practices. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segmental growth.

Egg Packaging Market Revenue Share, By Egg Type, (2022)

Based on egg type, the egg packaging market is segmented as chicken eggs, duck eggs, quail eggs, other poultry eggs. Chicken eggs held a dominant market share of around 40% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Chicken eggs are the most widely consumed type, and packaging that is cost-effective and efficiently protects the eggs during transportation and handling is essential for producers and retailers. Producers and retailers may seek custom-designed cartons or trays for conventional eggs to differentiate their brand and meet specific market preferences. Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to expedite the overall market growth in the coming years.

Based on packaging type, the egg packaging market is segmented as cartons, trays, boxes, sleeves, clamshells, pouches, others. Cartons held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 5.2% CAGR through 2032. Egg cartons are designed to protect eggs from breakage during transportation and handling, ensuring product safety and quality. Cartons provide a standardized packaging format that makes it easy for consumers to count and purchase eggs in fixed quantities (e.g., half-dozen or dozen). Thus, the high-quality services and growing number of Egg packaging at places are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

Based on application, the egg packaging market is segmented as retail packaging, institutional packaging, commercial packaging. Retail Packaging held the dominant market in 2022 and is anticipated to grow through the years. Egg packaging for retail sales must be easy to handle, stackable, and visually appealing to attract consumers and enhance shelf visibility. Packaging should protect eggs from breakage and contamination during transportation and display in retail stores.

U.S. Egg Packaging Market Size, 2020- 2032  (USD Billion)

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 1.4 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. North America has a significant demand for eggs due to their popularity as a versatile and nutritious food item. The rising population and changing dietary preferences contribute to the increasing consumption of eggs, driving the demand for egg packaging. Consumers in North America seek egg packaging that offers convenience, ease of use, and ensures the safety and freshness of eggs. Thus, the above-mentioned variables would augment the Egg packaging business growth in the North America positively.

Egg packaging Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the Egg packaging market are :

  • Huhtamaki Oyj
  • Pactiv LLC (a subsidiary of Reynolds Group Holdings)
  • CDL Omni-Pac Inc.
  • Hartmann Group
  • Dolco Packaging (a Tekni-Plex company)
  • CKF Inc.
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Sabert Corporation
  • Novipax Holdings, LLC
  • Cascades Inc.
  • Graphic Packaging International, LLC
  • Sirane Ltd.
  • Keyes Packaging Group
  • EPE USA, Inc.
  • Chuo Kagaku Co., Ltd.

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Egg Packaging Industry News

In June 2022, the agro-industrial organization Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company (CP Foods), based in Thailand, has embraced the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R) methodology to render its egg packaging more environmentally sustainable. CP Foods will enforce the 3R strategy in its packaging design for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, comprising 80% recycled plastic material, with the objective of mitigating its usage of virgin plastic in packaging and to manage its plastic waste output.

Egg packaging market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Volume (Kilo Tons) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Material Type

  • Molded Pulp
  • Plastic
  • Paperboard
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Biodegradable or Compostable
  • Other material

By Egg Type

  • Chicken eggs
  • Duck eggs
  • Quail eggs
  • Other poultry eggs

By Packaging Type

  • Cartons
  • Trays
  • Boxes
  • Sleeves
  • Clamshells
  • Pouches
  • Others

By Application

  • Retail Packaging
  • Institutional Packaging
  • Commercial Packaging

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Egg packaging industry size was around USD 6.9 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 12.4 billion by 2032 driven by the rising per capita egg consumption along with the higher need for reliable and efficient packaging solutions.

Egg packaging market from the molded pulp segment generated USD 1.86 billion in 2022 and is poised to record high demand from 2023-2032 as it offers sustainable packaging option for consumers seeking eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging.

U.S. market for egg packaging was worth USD 1.4 billion in 2022 and is set to expand significantly from 2023-2032 attributed to the increasing preference for versatile and nutritious food items in the country.

The competitive landscape of the egg packaging business includes Huhtamaki Oyj, Pactiv LLC (a subsidiary of Reynolds Group Holdings), CDL Omni-Pac Inc., Hartmann Group, Dolco Packaging (a Tekni-Plex company), CKF Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Sabert Corporation, and Novipax Holdings, LLC,

Egg Packaging Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 250
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 180
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