Consumer Electronics Packaging Market

Consumer Electronics Packaging Market Size by Material Type (Plastic, Metal, Paper, Paperboard, Foam and Others), Packaging Type (Corrugated Boxes, Paperboard Boxes, Thermoformed Trays, Blister Packs and Clamshells, and Others), Application (Mobile Phones, Computers, TVs, Music Systems, Printers, Cameras, Game Consoles, Electronic Wearables, and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14236
  • Published Date: Apr, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Information Technology & Semiconductors
  • Format: PDF
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The global consumer electronics packaging market was valued at USD 20 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 10% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 51.87 billion by 2033. The increasing demand for consumer electronics will drive the growth of the global consumer electronics packaging market.

Market Introduction:

Consumer electronics packaging is the protective and promotional interface between manufacturers and consumers for electronic devices like smartphones, laptops, and TVs. It safeguards delicate gadgets during transportation, storage, and display while enhancing their market appeal. The primary function of consumer electronics packaging is protection. It shields the devices from physical damage, ensuring they reach consumers in optimal and original condition. This packaging is crafted with durable materials like cardboard, foam, and plastics, providing a sturdy barrier against impact and rough handling. Customization is another crucial aspect, as packaging is tailored to fit the specific dimensions of the devices, offering a secure enclosure. In addition to protection, consumer electronics packaging is a branding and marketing tool. Its aesthetic appeal and design elements catch consumers' attention, helping products stand out. Packaging incorporates branding elements, logos, and eye-catching graphics to reinforce brand identity. Furthermore, consumer electronics packaging serves informational purposes. It includes essential product details, specifications, and usage instructions, guiding consumers on how to use and care for the device.

Consumer Electronics Packaging Market Size

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Recent Development
  • The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) applauded the government's decision to force electronics makers to include a QR code on the packaging that requires a product's declaration. The Department of Consumer Affairs released the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Second Amendment) Rules. These rules require "electronic products to declare certain mandatory declarations through the QR Code for one year, if not declared in the package itself."

Market Dynamics:


The increasing demand for consumer electronics – Continuous technological advancements drive the development of new and improved electronic devices while decreasing production costs and making them more accessible to a wider audience. Additionally, the digital transformation across industries and rising disposable incomes in emerging markets further propels demand for consumer electronics. Moreover, consumer electronics' increasing focus on health and wellness features expands their appeal. As this demand for consumer electronics grows, it inevitably amplifies the need for consumer electronics packaging. Therefore, the increasing demand for consumer electronics is poised to drive a parallel increase in demand for consumer electronics packaging, contributing to the market's growth.


The environmental impact of consumer electronics packaging waste The production of packaging materials requires significant natural resources like fossil fuels, water, and minerals, contributing to habitat destruction and environmental degradation. Manufacturing processes release pollutants into the air, water, and soil, posing risks to ecosystems and human health. Additionally, discarded packaging contributes to solid waste generation, especially when non-recyclable or non-biodegradable materials, exacerbating landfill overcrowding and pollution. Improperly disposed packaging, particularly plastics, can end up in waterways and oceans, harming marine life and ecosystems. The transportation of packaging materials generates carbon emissions, further contributing to climate change and air pollution. Expansion of landfills encroaches upon natural habitats and agricultural land, leading to habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity. Furthermore, some packaging materials contain toxic substances that can leach into the environment, contaminating soil and groundwater. These negative environmental concerns will limit the market’s growth.


Technological advancements in consumer electronics packaging – Technological advancements like smart packaging, which integrates RFID or NFC tags for supply chain tracking and consumer interaction, offer features like product authentication and access to digital content. Anti-counterfeiting measures, including advanced printing techniques and tamper-evident seals, ensure product authenticity and security. The adoption of eco-friendly materials like recycled cardboard and biodegradable plastics contributes to the reduction of negative environmental impact. Innovative cushioning materials protect fragile electronics while minimizing material usage and waste. Additionally, active packaging systems utilize moisture control packets and temperature-monitoring sensors to extend product shelf life and maintain optimal performance. These technological advancements and continuous research and development driving innovation in the field will contribute to the market’s growth during the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global consumer electronics packaging market, with a 38% market revenue share in 2023.

The region has one of the largest consumer electronics markets, driving significant demand for packaging materials and solutions. Leading manufacturers such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google are headquartered in North America, driving innovation and setting industry standards in consumer electronics and packaging. This innovative environment fosters the development of cutting-edge packaging solutions tailored to the unique requirements of electronic devices. Furthermore, North America has a strong and well-established packaging industry with advanced manufacturing capabilities and expertise in producing high-quality materials.

North America Region Consumer Electronics Packaging Market Share in 2023 - 38%

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  • MSI Technology, LLC and LyondellBasell announced their agreement for MSI Technology to supply the Polybutene-1 (PB-1) resin range of LyondellBasell for consumer packaging applications in North America. Additionally, MSI Technology serves as the LyondellBasell Plexar product line's sales representative. About the markets that MSI Technology now serves, the relationship's extension makes strategic sense. MSI Technology intends to augment its consumer packaging capabilities by leveraging its existing speciality product portfolio and technical sales strategy. 
Material Type Segment Analysis

The material type segment is divided into plastic, metal, paper, paperboard, foam and others. The plastic segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 40% in 2023. Its ability to be moulded into various shapes and sizes makes it ideal for accommodating different electronic devices, while its durability ensures products are adequately protected during transportation and handling. Additionally, its lightweight nature reduces shipping costs and environmental impact. Clear plastic packaging lets consumers view the product inside, aiding marketing and branding efforts. Furthermore, plastic packaging can be easily customized with branding elements and graphics to enhance product presentation and brand recognition. Plastic's resistance to moisture and chemicals further safeguards electronic devices during storage and transit. Its widespread availability and relatively low cost compared to alternative materials make it an attractive choice for manufacturers. Therefore, the numerous benefits offered by plastic for consumer electronics packaging contribute to its dominance in the market.

  • The well-known consumer electronics company Belkin announced the launch of its first-ever product line composed of at least 72% recycled plastic from the post-consumer industry, marking a significant advancement in sustainability. For several of its best-selling items, the company is now using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, which are then packaged without the use of plastic. By doing this, Belkin's dependency on virgin plastics is decreased, and the quantity of plastic trash in landfills is decreased.
Packaging Type Segment Analysis

The packaging type segment is divided into corrugated boxes, paperboard boxes, thermoformed trays, blister packs and clamshells, and others. The paperboard boxes segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 38% in 2023. Paperboard boxes offer customizable solutions for various electronic devices. They offer adequate protection during transportation and handling. Furthermore, they are made from renewable resources, aligning with consumers' sustainability concerns. Their affordability benefits manufacturers and consumers, lowering overall packaging expenses. Paperboard boxes can be easily printed with branding elements, enhancing product presentation. They also meet regulatory requirements and safety standards for consumer electronics, ensuring compliance and consumer safety. Therefore, the versatility, protection, sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory compliance make paperboard boxes the dominant packaging type in the consumer electronics packaging industry.

  • The global electronics conglomerate LG Electronics has pledged to participate in the industry-wide voluntary initiative, the Consumer Technology Circularity Initiative (CTCI). The CTCI aims to showcase industry innovations that, promote re-use and recycling and lowering waste and climate effect, decrease the disposal of consumer electronics, or "e-waste," throughout their lives.
Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into mobile phones, computers, TVs, music systems, printers, cameras, game consoles, electronic wearables, and others. The mobile phone segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 39% in 2023. The high demand for smartphones across diverse demographics necessitates extensive packaging to meet market needs. Their compact size requires specialized packaging to ensure protection during transportation and handling. Packaging is a marketing tool that allows manufacturers to differentiate their products, promote key features, and enhance brand recognition. Well-designed packaging enhances user experience by providing clear instructions and including accessories for convenience. Security features like tamper-evident seals ensure product integrity and prevent theft or tampering. Moreover, as online shopping for smartphones becomes more prevalent, packaging must be designed to withstand shipping and protect products during transit. Therefore, the dominance of mobile phones in consumer electronics packaging is driven by their market demand, marketing needs, user experience considerations, and security requirements.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Dordan Manufacturing Company
  • DS Smith Plc
  • Dunapack Packaging Group
  • Hangzhou Xunda Packaging Co.
  • JJX Packaging LLC
  • Mondi Group
  • Pregis Corporation
  • Smurfit Kappa Group PLC
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • WestRock Company

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 20 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 51.87 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 10%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Material Type, Packaging Type and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global consumer electronics packaging market was valued at USD 20 billion in 2023 to USD 51.87 billion by 2033.

Global consumer electronics packaging market is growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing demand for consumer electronics.

The environmental impact of consumer electronics packaging waste could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global consumer electronics packaging market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Consumer Electronics Packaging Market by Material Type:

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Foam
  • Others

Global Consumer Electronics Packaging Market by Packaging Type:

  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Paperboard Boxes
  • Thermoformed Trays
  • Blister Packs and Clamshells
  • Others

Global Consumer Electronics Packaging Market by Application:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Computers
  • TVs
  • Music Systems
  • Printers
  • Cameras
  • Game Consoles
  • Electronic Wearables
  • Others

Global Consumer Electronics Packaging Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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