Ready Meals Packaging in China

June 2022
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Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Ready Meals Packaging industry in China with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

If you're in the Ready Meals Packaging industry in China, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Ready Meals Packaging in China report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Ready Meals Packaging in China?
  • Which are the major pack types and how are they performing in China?
  • Have there been any packaging legislative changes in the past 12 months?
  • How are consumption trends impacting the packaging landscape?
  • What are the key trends and latest product developments in packaging?
  • How important are sustainability and recycling to consumers in China?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most significant?

Ready Meals Packaging in China - Category analysis


Flexible plastic remains most popular pack type in frozen ready meals, but folding cartons format gains ground
Frozen ready meals and frozen pizza both in decline in 2021
Xiamen Yinlu Foods launches instant porridge
Busy lifestyles present opportunities, but food delivery services pose a threat
Chilled ready meals to see strong forecast period growth, boosting usage of folding cartons

Ready Meals Packaging in China - Company Profiles

Packaging Industry in China - Industry Overview

Packaging in 2021: The big picture
2021 key trends
Innovation key to keeping up with changing consumer preferences
Smaller pack sizes allow consumers to limit sugar intake
Flexible plastic is seen as an economical way to achieve food safety
PET bottles continue to dominate soft drinks packaging
Glass bottle packaging grows as RTDs are on the rise
Glass bottles and folding cartons seeing growth in fragrances and cosmetics
Home care packaging growth boosts sales of HDPE bottles
China tightens regulations on imported food products
Provisions for supervision and administration of cosmetics for children
Companies can now export cruelty-free cosmetics products to China
Call to stop overpackaging and cut down on layers
Single-use plastic straw and bag ban takes effect in China
Companies to the forefront with their sustainable practices
Table 1 Overview of Packaging Recycling and Recovery in China: 2019/2020 and Targets for 2021

Ready Meals Packaging

This is the aggregation of canned/preserved, chilled pizza, chilled, dinner mixes, dried, frozen pizza, frozen ready meals and prepared salads. Note: Ready meals are products that have had recipe ''skills'' added to them by the manufacturer, resulting in a high degree of readiness, completion and convenience. Ready meals are generally accepted to be complete meals that require few or no extra ingredients, however, in the case of canned/preserved ready meals, the term also encompasses meal ''centres’; for dinner mixes, the term encompasses part meals. Some ready meals may require cooking; others may simply need reheating, prior to serving.

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This report originates from Passport, our Ready Meals Packaging research and analysis database.


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