Brick Carton Packaging Market

Brick Carton Packaging Market Analysis Report By Material Type (Plastic, Aluminium, Paperboard Brick Carton Packaging), By Packaging Structure (Less than 5 Layers, 5-7 Layers, More than 7 Layers), By Thickness, By Capacity, By By End-Use & By Region - Global Insights 2022-2032

Analysis of Brick Carton Packaging market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Brick Carton Packaging Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global brick carton packaging market is estimated at USD 10.5 Billion in 2022 and is forecast to surpass USD 16.4 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2032.

Report Attributes


Base Year Value (2021A)

USD 10.1 Billion

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

USD 10.5 Billion

Projected Year Value (2032F)

USD 16.4 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Asia-Pacific Market Share in 2021

~ 41%

Asia-Pacific Growth Rate in 2021


Collective Value Share (US, China, India) 2022: Top 3 Countries

~ 30%

Top 5 Companies Market Share in 2021

~ 23%

Key Companies Profiled

  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • Refresco Gerber B.V.
  • Lami Packaging (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd.
  • Nampak Limited
  • SIG Combibloc Obeikan Company Limited
  • Mondi Limited
  • Polyoak Packaging Group (Pty) Ltd.
  • Amcor Limited
  • Elopak S.A

The global brick carton packaging market accounts for ~2% of the global packaging industry in 2022. The global brick carton packaging market is estimated to have an absolute $ opportunity of USD 5.9 Billion during the assessment period of 2022-2032.

Increasing popularity for compact and stackable brick cartons along with flexible packaging solutions in multiple industries of food and beverages (especially dairy beverages), pharmaceuticals is driving market demand for brick carton packaging which is poised to provide a gain of 310 BPS during the forecast period of 2022-2032.

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2017-2021 Global Brick Carton Packaging Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

Brick carton packaging materials includes paperboard, aluminium, or low-density polyethylene. The packaging options available in a range of sizes, and with or without closure has multiple benefits of storage convenience, longer shelf life and maximum functionality as compared to other packaging solutions. All the above-listed benefits are expected to expand the market by 2/5th i.e. ~40% of current market size.

Manufacturers are offering innovative products in order to gain a wide consumer base and expand their geographical reach. For instance, they have introduced unique print technology, which is not only cost-effective but also delivers design flexibility as well. This is poised to increase their profits by 25% of the current level, in coming years. 

Fact.MR projects that the brick carton packaging market is poised to witness an exhibiting growth at 4.5% CAGR during 2022-2032 in comparison to a CAGR of 3.0% with which it grew between 2017 and 2021.

Benefits Fueling Adoption of Smart Brick Carton Packaging

Lowering transportation costs and direct product costs are always the key focus of innovations in the packaging industry. In the present scenario, the lightweight cartons enables easier transportation, helping in a significant amount of savings at the distribution stage. This is one of the chief reasons why brick cartons made from paperboard material dominate the market by nearly 1/4thof the present market valuation.

Stackable and compact brick carton packaging allows for faster shelf replacement, minimum waste management and making competent use of retail shelf space. Furthermore, smart shapes assist in efficient organization by supporting stacking of a higher number of containers in storerooms or warehouses. Thus, the permeation of smart brick carton packaging is expected to provide a gain of 230 BPS during 2022-2032.

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“Billboard Effect”: A Strategy Maximizing Shelf Impact

‘Billboard Effect’ is aiding manufactures to maximize their appeal by increasing shelf visibility and overall sales of brick cartons. As more than half of the purchase decisions are made in-store, shelf impact has a direct influence on overall sales. High-quality printing of brand names on all sides of brick carton packaging aids manufacturers in billboard effect. 

Moreover, digital printing is gaining pull in the brick carton packaging market due to attractive color patterns and fine finishing which attracts more consumers towards it as compared to analogue processes. This is expected to raise market growth by 1.1X in the forecast years of 2022-2032. 

Investment in Innovation

Considerable demand in brick carton packaging for a wide variety of sizes, shapes and closure types, has invigorated innovation in packaging industry to augment the speed of production and overall output of the packaging.

Innovations such as tool-less equipment, self-monitoring, self-entering, automation, robotics, user-friendly human-machine interface (HMI) etc. have led to an increase in speed, precision and overall production process. This is poised to provide a gain of 295 BPS in upcoming decade.

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Aseptic Packaging to Take Center Stage

Consumers are seeking more ready-to-eat food items and meals, where packaging manufacturers are faced with the challenges to store perishables items such as juices and dairy products for a longer period of time. Thus, augmented demand for packaging solutions having longer shelf life in aseptic packaging is expected to encourage manufacturers to enter this white space landscape and earn 1.7X more profits.

Additionally, International Dispensing Corporation (IDC), announced the formation of the Alliance for Aseptic Foodservice (AAF), which aimed to increase the penetration of aseptic packaging in the food industry. AAF will syndicate advanced aseptic technologies like bottle and brick carton packaging for the penetration of aseptic solutions in multiple industries like food packaging, food & beverages industry etc.

Analyzing Requirements and Launching Customized Offerings

Transformations in consumer lifestyle are able to influence the industry landscape of food & beverages, food packaging etc. As on-the-go packaging is in trend, customers now have an all-inclusive view of offerings. Thus, with this trend on the go, the next decade is expected to be dominated by an emphasis on customized products and offerings.

Furthermore, personalized and unique brick carton packaging as per in-house or single usage is likely to gain pull among modern consumers. Seeing this trend, beverage producers have introduced novel brick carton packaging solutions to stand out from other competitors in the brick carton packaging market. 

Region-wise Insights

Which region accounts more concentrated demand for Brick Carton Packaging Market?

Asia-Pacific brick carton packaging market is likely to remain concentrated in emerging economies of this region currently accounting for >40% of the global brick carton packaging market share.

This is mainly attributed to the rising demand for pioneering food and beverage packaging solutions, and the region is estimated to register a CAGR of approximately 5.2%. The sales volume are expected to be higher in the economies of India and China, being the most attractive and lucrative market for brick carton packaging manufacturers.

In addition to this, rising attractiveness towards flexible packaging and single-serve pouches is poised to lead to the adoption of rigid and semi-rigid packaging solutions in the coming years. Aforementioned factors are expected to provide a gain of 190 BPS to this market during the forecast period (2022-2032).

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Category-wise Insights

What industry is expected to show more demand in Brick Carton Packaging Market in coming years?

The Food & Beverages industry dominates the global demand for brick carton packaging and currently accounts for more than 57.6% of the global market share. This segment is expected to dominate the global demand owing to the augmenting demand for beverage, dairy beverages etc. and is likely to report 1.5X growth in coming years.

Which material type promises more growth in Brick Carton Packaging Market?

Paperboard brick carton packaging under the material type segment which currently accounts for 53.4% of the market share, is likely to dominate the global sales volume in the forecast years of 2022-2032. The growth is attributed to factors such as growing demand for longer shelf life and safety of food products, in addition to packaging solutions made from advanced strong materials, being demanded more.

Which thickness segment is demanded more by consumers in Brick Carton Packaging Market?

Packaging thickness remains one of the crucial facets of packaging as consumers seek less flexible and rigid packaging solutions. Thus, 240 to 260 μm sub-segment under thickness segment is the most eye-catching segment. Packaging thickness is one of the chief aspects of packaging which is influenced by the rate of acceptance among consumers. Thus, this segment is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4.2% during the forecast period of 2022-2032.

Competitive Landscape: Top Companies in Brick carton packaging Market

The global brick carton packaging market is highly fragmented and competitive owing to the existence of many domestic and regional players. Various marketing strategies are adopted by key players such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, collaborations and partnerships.

Also, new product development as a strategic approach is adopted by the leading companies to upscale their market presence among consumers. These strategies have resulted in the incorporation of advanced brick carton packaging.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about price points of top manufacturers of brick carton packaging market positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion in the recently published report.

For instance:

  1. Tetra Pak International recently offered recyclable Tetra Pak Cartons which are made from paper using aseptic technology. All the materials i.e. paperboard (75%), polyethylene (20%) and aluminium (20%) are layered together using heat and pressure, to make a six-layer armour, which protects the content from oxygen, light, moisture, dirt etc. Moreover, these cartons are easy to transport as they are lightweight and are fully recyclable as well.  
  2. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. In 2019 executed a Capital and Business Alliance Agreement with Shikoku Kakoki Co. Ltd. Regarding paper food packaging systems. The idea is to pursue possibilities in packaging products made from paper, from trees, which are a renewable resource.

Global Brick Carton Packaging Market by Category

  • By Material Type :

    • Paperboard Brick Carton Packaging
      • Bleached
      • Unbleached
    • Plastic Brick Carton Packaging
    • Aluminium Brick Carton Packaging
  • By Packaging Structure :

    • Less than 5 Layers
    • 5-7 Layers
    • More than 7 Layers
  • By End-Use :

    • Food & Beverages Industry
      • Dairy Products
      • Fruit Pulp
      • Tea & Coffee
    • Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • By Thickness :

    • Less than 240 μm
    • 240 to 260 μm
    • 260 to 280 μm
    • More than 280 μm
  • By Capacity :

    • Less than 250 ml
    • 250-500 ml
    • 500-750 ml
    • 750-1,000 ml
    • 1,000-2,000 ml
    • More than 2,000 ml
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

The global value of brick carton packaging market is estimated to be worth over USD 10.5 Billion in 2022.

The demand is anticipated to surpass USD 16.4 Billion by 2032 end.

During 2017-2021, global brick carton packaging market grew at 3.0% CAGR.

Some of the prominent players in brick carton packaging market are Tetra Pak International SA, Refresco Gerber B.V., Lami Packaging (Kunshan) Co. Ltd., Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Nampak Limited etc.

Asia-Pacific tops the global brick carton packaging market accounting for 40.8% of global market share in 2022.

Brick carton packaging is mostly used in food and beverages industry and it accounts for 57.6% of market share in global sales of brick carton packaging.

Brick Carton Packaging Market

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