Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth by Product Type (RIBCs, FIBCs), by Material (Plastic, Metal, Corrugated), by End-Use, by Region, and Forecast to 2030

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The global intermediate bulk container market size is anticipated to register a significant CAGR of ~ 6% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. The increasing demand for the product in various industries and the exploration of the manufacturing and construction industry are some major factors driving the market growth. Furthermore, the growing use of the product in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, etc, is further anticipated to propel the market over the forecast period. Moreover, the shipping of hazardous chemicals and the rapid growth in industrialization in developing economies are anticipated to fuel the market growth in the upcoming years.

Market Drivers:

Increasing demand from the chemical industry: The chemical industry is a significant driver of the IBC market. Intermediate bulk containers are widely used for the storage, handling, and transportation of various chemicals, including liquids, powders, and granules. The chemical industry’s growth, driven by factors such as industrialization, urbanization, and increased manufacturing activities, fuels the demand for IBCs.

Growing focus on safe and efficient logistics: Efficient logistics and supply chain management have become crucial for businesses across industries. IBCs offer advantages such as easy handling, stackability, compatibility with different transportation modes, and improved safety features. The need for safe and efficient transportation and storage solutions drives the adoption of IBCs in logistics operations.

Increasing global trade and export activities: The growth of international trade and export activities creates a higher demand for reliable and cost-effective packaging and shipping solutions. IBCs provide a secure and standardized packaging format for the transportation of goods across borders. The expansion of global trade drives the demand for IBCs in industries such as chemicals, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals.

Shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly packaging: There is a growing emphasis on sustainable packaging solutions to reduce environmental impact and comply with regulatory requirements. IBCs are often made from recyclable materials and can be reused multiple times, reducing waste and promoting sustainability. The increasing focus on sustainable practices and environmental consciousness drives the adoption of IBCs as an eco-friendly packaging option.

Cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency: IBCs offer cost advantages in terms of transportation, storage, and handling compared to traditional packaging formats. Their larger capacity allows for more efficient use of storage space and reduces the need for additional packaging materials. The cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency provided by IBCs make them an attractive choice for businesses aiming to optimize their logistics processes.

Compliance with safety and regulatory standards: IBCs are designed and manufactured to meet safety and regulatory standards for the transportation and storage of hazardous materials. They often comply with industry-specific regulations, such as UN/DOT, FDA, and HACCP, ensuring the safe handling and containment of goods. The need for compliance with safety standards drives the demand for IBCs in industries where the transportation of hazardous or regulated materials is involved.

Technological advancements and product innovations: Continuous advancements in IBC technology lead to product innovations that improve their performance and functionality. Manufacturers are developing IBCs with features such as enhanced durability, better chemical resistance, improved closure systems, and advanced tracking capabilities. Technological advancements and product innovations drive the adoption of IBCs by providing solutions that meet specific industry requirements.

Increasing use in the food and beverage industry: The food and beverage industry utilizes IBCs for the storage and transportation of liquids and bulk materials, including ingredients, flavors, oils, and beverages. The industry’s growth, driven by factors such as population growth, changing consumer preferences, and the expansion of the food processing sector, contributes to the demand for IBCs.

Market Snapshot:

Benchmark Year 2022
Market Size $ xx.x Mnlock
Market Growth (CAGR) ~ 6% (2023-2030)
Largest Market Share Asia Pacific
Analysis Period 2020-2030
Market Players Greif, Inc., Mauser Packaging Solutions, Schuetz Container System, Synder Industries System, and Schafer Werke Gmbh

Market Insights:

By material, plastic segment dominated the global intermediate bulk container market in the benchmark year

The global intermediate bulk container market is bifurcated into product, material, end-use, and geography. On the basis of material, the market is further segmented into plastic, metal, and corrugated. The plastic segment dominated the global market in 2022 and anticipated to hold the largest revenue share of over 2/3 market share by 2030. The high tensile strength, lightweight, and low cost as compared to metal are some major properties of the plastic material is a major factor driving the segment growth. On the flip side, the metal segment is accounted to grow at the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The increasing use of metal-based containers in transporting bulk chemicals and powder is one of the prominent factors estimated to fuel the segment growth over the forecast period.

By end-use, the pharmaceuticals segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR over the roecast period

On the basis of end-use, the market is segmented into chemicals & petroleum, pharmaceuticals, construction, food, and others. The chemicals & petroleum segment dominated the global intermediate bulk container market in the benchmark year and is expected to hold the largest revenue share of over 1/3 market by the end of the analysis period. The widespread use of containers in the storage and transportation of chemicals and petrochemicals is one of the key factor driving the segment growth. On the other hand, the pharmaceuticals segment is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The increasing demand for hygiene packaging products is a significant factor to fuel the segment’s growth.

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The intermediate bulk container comprehensive study analyzes industry trends, market size, competitive analysis, and market forecast – 2023 to 2030. Research Corridor report provides detailed premium insight into the global market and reveals the potential revenue streams, commercial prospects, market drivers, challenges, opportunities, issues, and events affecting the industry. In addition, the report has a dedicated section covering market forecasts and analysis for leading geographies, profiles of major companies operating in the market and expert opinion obtained from interviews with industry executives and experts from prominent companies.

The intermediate bulk container market research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2020 to 2030 considering 2022 as the base year for the research. The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment is calculated for the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.

Historical & Forecast Period

  • 2020-21 – Historical Year
  • 2022 – Base Year
  • 2023-2030 – Forecast Period

Market Segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • RIBCs (Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers)
  • FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers)

By Material:

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Corrugated

By End-Use:

  • Chemicals & Petroleum
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food
  • Construction
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Regional Analysis:

By region, the Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest market share in 2022

On the basis of region, the Asia Pacific dominated the global intermediate bulk container market in 2022 and anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The increasing industrial expenditure and the growing small and medium-sized industries in developing economies are some major factors driving the market growth in the region. Furthermore, the increasing demand for the product in the chemical and agriculture industry is further anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the growing economic conditions and the significant growth in industrialization are anticipated to uplift the market growth at a significant CAGR in the Asia Pacific.

Geographically, the intermediate bulk container market report comprises dedicated sections centering on the regional market revenue and trends. The intermediate bulk container market has been segmented on the basis of geographic regions into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The intermediate bulk container market has been extensively analyzed on the basis of various regional factors such as demographics, gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate, acceptance, and others. Intermediate bulk container market estimates have also been provided for the historical years 2020 & 2021 along with forecasts for the period from 2023 – 2030.

Competitive Assessment:

Some of the major market players operating in the global intermediate bulk container market are Greif, Inc., Mauser Packaging Solutions, Schuetz Container System, Synder Industries System, and Schafer Werke Gmbh. Companies are exploring markets through expansion, new investment, the introduction of new services, and collaboration as their preferred strategies. Players are exploring new geography through expansion and acquisition to gain a competitive advantage through joint synergy.

Key Companies:

  • Greif, Inc.
  • Mauser Packaging Solutions
  • Schuetz Container System
  • Synder Industries System
  • Schafer Werke Gmbh
  • DS Smith PLC.
  • Mondi
  • Thielmann- The Container Company
  • Bulk Lift International LLC
  • Schoeller Allibert

Key Questions Answered by Intermediate Bulk Container Market Report

  • Global intermediate bulk container market forecasts from 2023-2030
  • Regional market forecasts from 2023-2030 covering Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
  • Country-level forecasts from 2023-2030 covering 15 major countries from the regions as mentioned above
  • Intermediate bulk container submarket forecasts from 2023-2030 covering the market by product type, material, end-use, and geography
  • Various industry models such as SWOT analysis, Value Chain Analysis about the market
  • Analysis of the key factors driving and restraining the growth of the global, regional, and country-level intermediate bulk container markets from 2023-2030
  • Competitive Landscape and market positioning of the top 10 players operating in the market
Table of Content:

1. Preface


1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4. Assumptions

 

2. Executive Summary


2.1. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market, by Product Type, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.3. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market, by Material, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.4. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market, by End-Use, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.5. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market, by Geography, 2022 (USD Mn)

 

3. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis


3.1. Intermediate Bulk Container Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Drivers
3.3.2. Challenges
3.3.3. Opportunities
3.4. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.5. Competitive Analysis
3.6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.6.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.3. Threat of New Entrants
3.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5. Degree of Competition
3.7. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

 

4. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market By Product Type, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


4.1. Overview
4.2. RIBCs (Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers)
4.3. FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers)

 

5. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market By Material, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


5.1. Overview
5.2. Plastic
5.3. Metal
5.4. Corrugated

 

6. Global Intermediate Bulk Container Market By End-Use, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


6.1. Overview
6.2. Chemicals & Petroleum
6.3. Pharmaceuticals
6.4. Food
6.5. Construction
6.6. Others

 

7. North America Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


7.1. Overview
7.2. North America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.3. North America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.4. North America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5. North America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1. U.S.
7.5.1.1. U.S. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.2. U.S. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.3. U.S. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2. Canada
7.5.2.1. Canada Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.2. Canada Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.3. Canada Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

8. Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


8.1. Overview
8.2. Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.3. Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.4. Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5. Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1. Germany
8.5.1.1. Germany Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.2. Germany Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.3. Germany Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2. U.K.
8.5.2.1. U.K. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.2. U.K. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.3. U.K. Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3. France
8.5.3.1. France Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.2. France Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.3. France Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4. Spain
8.5.4.1. Spain Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.2. Spain Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.3. Spain Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5. Italy
8.5.5.1. Italy Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.2. Italy Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.3. Italy Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6. Rest of Europe
8.5.6.1. Rest of Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.2. Rest of Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.3. Rest of Europe Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

9. Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


9.1. Overview
9.2. Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.3. Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.4. Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5. Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1. China
9.5.1.1. China Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.2. China Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.3. China Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2. Japan
9.5.2.1. Japan Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.2. Japan Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.3. Japan Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3. India
9.5.3.1. India Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.2. India Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.3. India Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4. Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5.4.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.3. Rest of Asia Pacific Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

10. Latin America (LATAM) Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


10.1. Overview
10.2. Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.3. Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.4. Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5. Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1. Brazil
10.5.1.1. Brazil Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.2. Brazil Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.3. Brazil Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2. Mexico
10.5.2.1. Mexico Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.2. Mexico Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.3. Mexico Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3. Rest of Latin America
10.5.3.1. Rest of Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.2. Rest of Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.3. Rest of Latin America Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

11. Middle East and Africa Intermediate Bulk Container Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


11.1. Overview
11.2. MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.3. MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.4. MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5. Middle East and Africa Intermediate Bulk Container Market, by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1. GCC
11.5.1.1. GCC Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.2. GCC Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.3. GCC Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2. South Africa
11.5.2.1. South Africa Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.2. South Africa Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.3. South Africa Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3. Rest of MEA
11.5.3.1. Rest of MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Product Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.2. Rest of MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by Material, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.3. Rest of MEA Intermediate Bulk Container Market by End-Use, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

12. Company Profiles


12.1. Greif, Inc.
12.1.1. Business Description
12.1.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.1.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.1.4. Recent Development
12.1.5. SWOT Analysis
12.2. Mauser Packaging Solutions
12.2.1. Business Description
12.2.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.2.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.2.4. Recent Development
12.2.5. SWOT Analysis
12.3. Schuetz Container System
12.3.1. Business Description
12.3.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.3.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.3.4. Recent Development
12.3.5. SWOT Analysis
12.4. Synder Industries System
12.4.1. Business Description
12.4.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.4.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.4.4. Recent Development
12.4.5. SWOT Analysis
12.5. Schafer Werke Gmbh
12.5.1. Business Description
12.5.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.5.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.5.4. Recent Development
12.5.5. SWOT Analysis
12.6. DS Smith PLC.
12.6.1. Business Description
12.6.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.6.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.6.4. Recent Development
12.6.5. SWOT Analysis
12.7. Mondi
12.7.1. Business Description
12.7.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.7.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.7.4. Recent Development
12.7.5. SWOT Analysis
12.8. Thielmann- The Container Company
12.8.1. Business Description
12.8.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.8.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.8.4. Recent Development
12.8.5. SWOT Analysis
12.9. Bulk Lift International LLC
12.9.1. Business Description
12.9.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.9.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.9.4. Recent Development
12.9.5. SWOT Analysis
12.10. Schoeller Allibert
12.10.1. Business Description
12.10.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.10.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.10.4. Recent Development
12.10.5. SWOT Analysis
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