GVR Report cover Europe Food Can Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Europe Food Can Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Aluminum, Steel), By Application (Meat, Ready Meals, Vegetables, Fish, Fruits, Powder Products), By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia), & Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-724-7
  • Number of Pages: 85
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The Europe food can market size was estimated at USD 10.17 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness high growth on account of the high affinity of the consumers towards the consumption of packaged food. The demand for superior packaging alternative with efficient barrier properties is expected to drive growth over the forecast period.

The market for canned fish products is expected to grow due to high demand for exotic fish and fish products driven by the lifestyle of the consumers in European economies. The segment flourishes in the economies such as Spain and Italy, characterized by the large-scale production of canned fish products with the demand being driven by high imports.

UK food can market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

UK food can market

The UK has been a key market for food can in Europe and is expected to grow at a significant rate owing to rising consumer demand for the packaged products. Increasing consumer dependency on packaged items such as meat and powdered products is expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth over the projected period.

The industry is expected to benefit from the rising demand for organic, sustainable natural food products for their pets. In addition, the demand for metal packaging for pet food is expected to be driven by higher nutrient preservation by such packaging over the next nine years.

The industry has been witnessing significant technological advances due to the high emphasis on the production of new products with superior product dispensing characteristics and increased aesthetic appeal. In addition, higher convenience levels associated with metal packaging is expected to drive growth over the forecast period.

Europe food can market is characterized by product innovations and production technologies. In addition, the need for increase in the profit margins of can manufacturers promotes investment in the advancement of production technology to reduce raw material requirement and increase production efficiency.

Product Insights

Aluminum food cans are expected to gain higher traction in comparison to the steel cans with the segment expected to register a CAGR of over 2% from 2016 to 2025, by revenue driven by light weight and superior strength of the cans. In addition, ease of printing on the product coupled with easier can design modifications is expected to emerge as the major growth drivers.

Steel food cans accounted for a significant share in European market owing to its various properties including recyclability, and excellent temper resistance. The cans exhibited a high demand volume due to increasing use for packaging single serve meals and edible products. However, the segment is expected to witness limited demand due to substitution by aluminum cans.

Application Insights

The use of the product for packaging fruits is expected to account for over 25% of the revenue in Europe driven by a high production volume of canned fruits in Russia. The demand for the product by the consumers across the region is expected to be driven by the use in salads and fruit puddings.

Europe food can market share, by application, 2015 (%)

Europe food can market

The industry for meat cans in Europe is expected to grow in the wake of growing consumption of corned meat. The segment growth can be visualized by capacity expansions by major food can manufacturer such as Crown Holdings, in France to cater to the growing demand in the region.

The demand for ready meals is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 1% by revenue from 2016 to 2025, driven by the increasing affinity of the consumers in economies such as Germany and Russia towards the consumption of such products. However, rising demand for freshly cooked food in Europe is expected to act as a major restraint for the growth.

Country Insights

Turkey is expected to emerge as a key market for the product, with the market expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3%, by revenue from 2016 to 2025, owing to growing F&B industry in the region. The demand is expected to benefit from the rapidly changing economic conditions leading to an increase in consumer changing power.

The market in Germany accounted for over 8% of the volume share in Europe driven by the consumption of meat and fish products by the consumers in the region. However, the region is expected to exhibit stunted growth on account of changing consumer preference towards the adoption of fresh food.

Europe Food Can Market Share Insights

The industry exhibits the presence of a number of large players operating their businesses through high production capacities and an extensive distribution network. The manufacturers in the region lay high emphasis on the research & development for the production of advanced cans to attract the consumers.

The manufacturers provide empty cans to the food processing companies that fill the product either through self-owned filling locations or through third party filling companies. The advantages of a third party filling include the cost reduction in the operations and setting up of the filling channels by the processing companies.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in million units, revenue in USD million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Country scope

Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe food can market on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Aluminum

    • Steel

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Meat

    • Ready Meals

    • Vegetables

    • Fish

    • Fruits

    • Powder Products

    • Pet Food

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Netherlands

      • Russia

      • Turkey

      • Rest of Europe

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