GVR Report cover Saudi Arabia Plastic Packaging Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Saudi Arabia Plastic Packaging Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (PET, PE, PS, PP, PVC), By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-073-7
  • Number of Report Pages: 100
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Bulk Chemicals

Market Size & Trends

The Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market size was estimated at USD 12.35 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth is attributed to the increased consumption of consumer goods and growth in industrial activities such as oil & gas, construction, and others. This has created a demand for plastic packaging for industrial products in the country. In addition, the market is driven by the country’s strong economy from oil and non-oil sectors, leading to increased consumer spending and rising demand for packaged goods.

Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market size, by material, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The country is witnessing a rising demand for halal cosmetic products owing to the rising awareness among consumers of the benefits offered by halal cosmetics such as being free from harmful chemicals, being safer and gentler on the skin, and their cruelty-free nature, which has a positive impact on the market, as these cosmetic products are packed in plastic pouches, tubes, jars, and bottles.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the market and led to the sealing of national borders, and the temporary closing of industries and markets in 2020, which caused a huge supply chain gap. However, there was a significant growth in the demand from the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries that led to an increase in demand for packaging products in these sectors.

Saudi Arabia is a high-income economy with reliance on oil & gas, pharmaceutical & healthcare, personal & household items, and food & beverage industries. Consumers have a high standard of living and increased disposable income, which gives rise to the consumption of various consumer goods that are mainly packed in plastic packaging products. Moreover, the country has the presence of several local and international market players, such as Sealed Air, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Saudi Modern Packaging Co. Ltd., and others, further contributing to its plastic packaging market growth.

Material Insights

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) accounted for the largest market share of almost 34.0% in the material segment in 2022. This is attributed to the growing demand for PET bottles in the food and beverage industry. PET bottles have a wide application in the packaging of carbonated soft drinks, salad dressings, sauces, vegetable oils, and others. The sector growth has a positive impact on the country’s plastic packaging market. Based on material, the Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market is further segmented into PET, polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

On the other hand, the polypropylene (PP) segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period due to its wide application in various industries such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care & household, and others. In the food & beverages industry, PP is used in the packaging of microwavable packets and containers owing to its ability to resist high temperatures.

The polyethylene (PE) material segment is also expected to advance at a substantial CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period, owing to its low cost and chemical-resistant properties. PE is mainly used for packaging products such as pouches, bags, and containers, among others, which have a high demand in various end-user industries such as personal care, food & beverage, pharmaceutical products, and others.

Application Insights

The food & beverage segment recorded the highest market share of over 30% in 2022 and is anticipated to retain its dominance over the forecast period. The huge population and high consumer income in Saudi Arabia drive the growth of the food manufacturing industry, thus boosting the demand for packaged foods. The consumer demand for eco-friendly packaging is increasing, leading to food & beverage products such as sauces, vegetable oils, carbonated soft drinks, and others being packed in PET bags, containers, bottles, pouches, and other packaging products, due to the recyclable nature of PET.

Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market share, by application, 2022 (%)

Furthermore, the trend of online food delivery has been increasing in the country, owing to the increased urbanization and busy life schedule of the population, which has a positive impact on the plastic packaging market. For instance, HungerStation is one of the leading food delivery apps that home delivers food and groceries in over 80 cities in Saudi Arabia.

The pharmaceutical & healthcare industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period, owing to the increased government spending on healthcare and its infrastructure, and generic drugs. Plastic packaging is used for packaging medicines such as cough syrups, vaccines, injectable medications, and other pharmaceutical products. The use of plastic packaging in this sector is driven by its ability to act as a barrier against various external factors such as moisture, light, and air, which directly affect the stability and shelf life of pharmaceutical products.

The industrial packaging segment is expected to advance at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2023 to 2030. Saudi Arabia is home to several manufacturing, oil & gas, and construction industries, which require industrial packaging products such as plastic drums, jerry cans, crates, and others to ship and store industrial products. Moreover, the increase in trade activities also necessitates the presence of efficient and secure packaging solutions to store and transport products worldwide.

The personal care & household products application segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Saudi Arabia is one of the largest countries for cosmetic consumption, as regional consumers spend more on their appearance, which further has a positive impact on the plastic packaging market. Plastic packaging has a wide application in the regional cosmetic industry, such as in packaging shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, and body wash in PET bottles and jars. Skin care products such as gels, creams, and lip balms are packed in plastic tubes with caps or pumps.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Majority of the companies are spending extensively on mergers, acquisitions, expansions, and research & development activities to develop advanced products and integrate innovations and characteristics to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency. For instance, in February 2023, Sealed Air completed the acquisition of Liquibox, a flexible packaging provider. Since Sealed Air has an extensive presence in Saudi Arabia, this acquisition can help the company increase its product portfolio and cater to its customers in the country. Some prominent players operating in the Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market are:

  • Sealed Air

  • National Plastic Factory

  • Obeikan Investment Group


  • Napco National

  • Flex Pack

  • Saudi Plastic Factory Co. (SPF)

  • Pacman CCL

  • Arabian Plastic Industrial Company Limited (APICO)

  • Zamil Plastic Corporation

  • Advanced Flexible Packaging Co.

  • Gulf Packaging Industries Limited


  • Takween Advanced Industries

  • Middle East Mold & Plastic Factory Co., Ltd. (MEMPF)

Saudi Arabia Plastic Packaging Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 13.12 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 20.52 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, application

Regional scope

Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Sealed Air; National Plastic Factory;Obeikan Investment Group; ASPCO; Napco National; Flex Pack;Saudi Plastic Factory Co. (SPF); Zamil Plastic Corporation; Pacman CCL; Advanced Flexible Packaging Co.; Arabian Plastic Industrial Company Limited; Gulf Packaging Industries Limited; OCTAL; Takween Advanced Industries; Middle East Mold & Plastic Factory Co., Ltd. (MEMPF)

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Saudi Arabia Plastic Packaging Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Saudi Arabia plastic packaging market report based on material and application:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

    • Polyethylene (PE)

    • Polystyrene (PS)

    • Polypropylene (PP)

    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Food & Beverage

      • Bottles & Jars

      • Caps & Closures

      • Cups

      • Trays

      • Pouches

      • Labels/Wraps

      • Jerry Cans

      • Plates & Bowls

      • Containers

      • Drums/Cans

    • Personal & Household

      • Bottles & Jars

      • Caps & Closures

      • Pouches

      • Trays

      • Tube

      • Labels/Wraps

    • Industrial Packaging

      • Bottles

      • Jerry Cans

      • Wheelie Bins

      • Drums & Barrels

      • Crates

      • Pallets

      • Caps & Closures

      • Stretch Films

      • Shrink Films

      • Sleeves & Labels

      • Bags & Sacks

    • Pharmaceutical/Healthcare

      • Plastic Bottles & Jars

      • Caps & Closures

      • Parenteral Containers

      • Blister Packs

      • Syringes

      • Cartridges

      • Prefillable Inhalers

      • Pouches

      • Tubes

      • Labels/Accessories

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