Packaging Industry Outlook in Argentina: Market Size, Key Trends, Drivers and Challenges to 2016

Packaging Industry Outlook in Argentina: Market Size, Key Trends, Drivers and Challenges to 2016

Executive Summary

The Argentine packaging industry valued US$4.82 billion in 2011, after recording a moderate CAGR of 5.85% during the review period. Increased investment by packaging manufacturers and strong domestic demand is expected to fuel the growth of the Argentine packaging industry. Within the industry, paper and board and glass were the largest packaging categories during the review period, a dominance expected to continue over the forecast period. Food and beverages is the key end-user market for the Argentine packaging industry, accounting for over 70% of the consumption of packaging products in 2011. The Argentine packaging machinery industry recorded a strong review period CAGR of 18.70%. The category is predominantly driven by imports, which accounted for over 60% of total packaging machinery sales in 2011.

Key highlights of this title

  • The Argentine packaging industry totaled US$4.8 billion in 2011, after recording a CAGR of 5.85% during the review period.
  • Over the forecast period, this growth is expected to accelerate to a CAGR of 6.30% to reach a projected value of US$6.53 billion in 2016.
  • The paper and board category is the largest and fastest-growing packaging category in Argentina, with an expected forecast period CAGR of 7.71% and a projected 2016 value of US$1.9 billion in 2016. 
  • Glass packaging is the second-largest, and also the second-fastest-growing, category in the Argentine packaging industry. The main end-user markets for Argentine glass packaging include processed foods such as jam and sauces, flavored drinks and wine.
  • The steadily increasing prices of raw materials continue to be a key challenge for Argentine packaging manufacturers.


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the packaging industry in Argentina:

  • It provides historical values for Argentina packaging industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in Argentina’s packaging industry, along with market forecasts until 2016
  • It details the different macroeconomic factors affecting the packaging industry in Argentina
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on the key trends and drivers affecting the end-user markets in packaging
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Argentina for the packaging industry
  • It outlines current regulatory framework in the industry

Reasons to Purchase

  • Take strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to the Argentine packaging industry and each category within it
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities within the Argentine packaging industry
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the packaging industry
  • Identify the growth opportunities and industry dynamics within five key packaging categories

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