Plastic Pallets Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2030

Published Date : Mar 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Plastic Pallets market size is expected to be worth around US$ 20.4 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Plastic Pallets market size was valued at US$ 6.7 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.10% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Growth Factors

Increasing demand for robust, long-term, contamination-free, and eco-friendly packaging, which accounts for a low cost per trip in the longer term as compared to expendable packaging coupled with a steady expansion of end-use industries is expected to fuel the growth to the market.

Plastic pallets are typically made from robust materials, including polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and are primarily intended for multiple trips rather than a single trip. Plastic pallets are made from virgin and recycled plastic resins. Virgin resin-based skids offer superior performances. However, recycled resin-based pallets are less expensive and more sustainable, due to which they are generating considerable traction within the market.

Plastic pallets can be easily cleaned with high-pressure jet spray and demand minimal maintenance, unlike wooden pallets. Besides, wood pallets are highly susceptible to moisture and pose a risk of sheltering bacteria, pests, or fungi, which can damage stacked food and pharmaceutical goods. Moreover, splinters or protruding nails of wooden pallets have the potential to break or tamper the pharmaceutical packaging, due to which, end-use companies are increasingly opting for plastic skids, which poses no such risks and weights much lower than wooden skids.

End-use companies are increasingly opting for returnable pallets such as plastic pallets primarily to reduce plastic waste and address sustainability concerns caused by expendable or one-way pallets, which is expected to fuel the demand for plastic pallets. Moreover, the steady expansion of automotive and other manufacturing activities across the world, wherein heavy-duty pallets are widely used, is likely to favor the growth of the PP and HDPE pallets in the coming years.

Plastic pallets are expensive compared to wooden skids; thus, their theft or misplacing increases the overall cost of material handling or product transportation. However, the advancement in technologies such as the incorporation of active RFID tags, Bluetooth, and the Internet of Things (IoT) interface has allowed easy and efficient tracking of skids throughout the supply chain, which in turn, is expected to attract end-use industries towards them in the coming years.

Report Highlights

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the largest share of 68.2% in the material segment by value in 2020. HDPE pallets are easy to clean, offer strong impact resistance along with robust solvent and corrosion resistance, due to which end-user companies widely prefer them. Moreover, HDPE pallets incur minimal or no damage due to rough handling by forklift and other material handling equipment. In addition, HDPE pallets offer robust weather and chemical resistance, which make them suitable for pharmaceutical and food applications.

The Polypropylene (PP) material segment is expected to witness the highest growth from 2021 to 2028, as they are extremely durable, which makes them ideal for heavy-duty application in a close supply chain. PP pallets are expensive compared to HDPE pallets; however, PP pallets can make a larger number of return trips than HDPE due to their excellent durability and, thus, prove to be economical in the longer term.

The high cost of PP pallets limits their applications as an export or one-way pallet; therefore, these are majorly employed in closed-loop applications. However, companies are increasingly opting for returnable pallets primarily to reduce plastic waste and address sustainability concerns caused by expendable or one-way pallets, which is expected to fuel the demand for PP pallets.

The nestable pallets dominated the plastic pallets market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 43.6% in the type segment in 2020. They can be nested into each other, due to which they occupy lesser space during return freight and prove to be cost-efficient compared to other pallet types. They are also less expensive than their rackable and stackable counterparts, making them ideal for export or open-loop supply chain application.

Rackable pallets are designed to store on the racks; these pallets allow the end-use companies to maximize their floor space as the pallets can be placed equidistant in vertical order on the racks. Rackable pallets usually have a picture frame or runner frame at the bottom, which enables the handling of heavy loads.

A stackable pallet, unlike a nestable pallet, has a solid platform as its base. These pallets are usually stacked upon each other while being returned to the source. Stackable pallets provide maximum stability to the loaded goods due to their structure, making them a preferred pallet choice for transporting goods over longer distances. The design of stackable pallets is sturdier than rackable pallets; thus, these are often used in heavy-duty applications.

In the automobile industry, heavier pallets are preferred due to the frequent handling and transportation of heavier components from the suppliers’ facilities to automobile assembly facilities. The steady expansion of automobile and heavy metal manufacturing industries is expected to impact favorably on demand for stackable pallets over the forecast period.

The food and beverage end-use segment led the market in 2020, with over 23.4% of the global revenue. The demand was primarily driven by agricultural companies and farmers to handle fresh produce and by the bakery, dairy, beverage, meat, and other food processing companies to store, handle, and transport raw and processed end products.

In the chemical industry, plastic pallets are widely utilized for handling various powder, granule, and liquid form products. Plastic polymers such as PET, PP, ABS, and others; minerals; alloys; and chemicals are loaded, unloaded, and transported using pallets. The chemical industry majorly utilizes wooden pallets for export applications owing to their low cost and wide availability. However, from the past few years, chemical companies are increasingly preferring plastic pallets owing to their durability, sustainability, and hygiene.

The hygiene of packaging and material handling products is paramount in the pharmaceutical industry. Wooden pallets pose a risk of contamination as they can harbor bacteria and fungus and are hard to clean. On the other hand, plastic pallets offer strong chemical resistance and are safe from any contamination, which makes them an ideal solution for material handling in the pharmaceutical industry.

The global pharmaceutical industry has been growing at a considerable pace owing to the rising aging population, increasing incidences of chronic diseases, and the growing health consciousness, which, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for plastic pallets. Moreover, expanding production of generic pharmaceuticals is anticipated to advance the demand for plastic pallets in the pharmaceuticals' end-use segment.

Asia Pacific led the market with over 32.3% of the global revenue share in 2020 and is projected to expand further at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028. Rapid industrialization in the region and the exponential growth of e-commerce are few key factors attributing to the highest growth of the market in the region from 2021 to 2028.

North America was the second-largest market in 2020 and is expected to witness a significant CAGR from 2021 to 2028. Favorable trade agreements, such as the T-MEC between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, are expected to boost manufacturing activities within the region, which is expected to drive the market in North America.

The European countries are extensively focusing on reuse and recycle and degradable packaging, besides, the EU (European Union) released its new ‘Circular Economy Action Plan’ on March 11, 2020, under which, they set a target of achieving all the EU market is using reusable and recyclable by 2030 in an economically viable manner. Such favorable initiatives are further expected to increase the penetration of reusable plastic pallets in the region.

Report Highlights Details
Market Size US$ 20.4 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.10% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2020
Historic Data 2017 to 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Material, Type, End-use
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Companies Mentioned Orbis Corporation, Rehrig Pacific Company, Monoflo International, CABKA Group, Greystone Logistics, TMF Corporation, Allied Plastics, Inc., Perfect Pallets, Inc., Polymer Solutions International, Inc., TranPak, Inc.

Key Players

  • Orbis Corporation

  • Rehrig Pacific Company

  • Monoflo International

  • CABKA Group

  • Greystone Logistics

  • TMF Corporation

  • Allied Plastics, Inc.

  • Perfect Pallets, Inc.

  • Polymer Solutions International, Inc.

  • TranPak, Inc.

Market Segmentation

  • Material Outlook 

    • High Density Polyethylene

    • Low Density Polyethylene

    • Polypropylene

    • Others

  • Type Outlook 

    • Nestable

    • Rackable

    • Stackable

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook 

    • Food & Beverages

    • Chemicals

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Petroleum & Lubricants

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook 

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

The Plastic Pallets market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Plastic Pallets market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Plastic Pallets market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Plastic Pallets market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Plastic Pallets market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Plastic Pallets capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Plastic Pallets by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Plastic Pallets market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Plastic Pallets market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Plastic Pallets market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Plastic Pallets industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Plastic Pallets market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Plastic Pallets market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Plastic Pallets market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Plastic Pallets market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Plastic Pallets. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Plastic Pallets. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Plastic Pallets are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market

To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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