Flexible package

Russian market of the flexible package materials is grows. This market grew even in 2015 with 10%, the period of the deepest recession during the former crisis.


Key findings

  • The basic types of the films (BOPP and PP) are produced in Russia but the products with more complicated structures are imported.
  • Total import volume of the package films takes about 35 thousand tons of the total market volume is 440 thousand tons but in reality import takes till 30% of the market volume
  • The total market volume is about 2 000 000 000 euro in currency terms.
  • About 40 Russian companies import the film, and 15 of them create the essential import volume (Mars, Nestle, Purina, Sudpack, Wipack, Lietpack, Sealed Air, FritoLay Manufacturing etc.)

Prospects

Package material is a growing market. Demand is higher than the supply due to the following reasons:

  • growing production volume of food and non-food items in Russia due to the sanctions and the new country-policy “Import substitution”
  • fast development of Private label production in Retail sector
  • changing consumption behavior (buying prepared or deepfreeze food)

Sources:  Packaging International, Russian customs, Restko, Intesco Group