Disposable Cutlery Market Research, 2031
The global disposable cutlery market was valued at $10.1 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $16.2 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2022 to 2031.
The disposable cutlery market is segmented into Type, Material, End Use and Distribution Channel.
Disposable cutlery or also known as single-use cutlery is the kind of eating utensils that are generally used once and then discarded. After use, it can be used for decoration. It comes in different sizes, shapes, and materials–mostly wood and plastic. Disposable cutlery includes spoons, forks, and knives and is produced lightweight for easy handling both by households and commercial users.
COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the food & beverage industry all across the globe. The buying behaviour of consumers has been changed by their perception of the risk associated with COVID-19. To reduce the risk of infection, consumers use more online services; their focus was on acquiring daily essentials. Global trade restrictions, on the other hand, put further strain on the region's economy. The closure of restaurants, food chains, and others causes a setback to the market.
In the long term, the consumers focus on appropriate disposable cutlery items, as the situation begins to stabilize. The disposable cutlery industry is now under the consideration of strategy alteration, rationalization of their product lines, evaluation of the robustness of their supply chains, and route-to-market networks. E-commerce and distribution networks should be simplified and optimized as the consumers have shifted towards online shopping during the ongoing pandemic. Manufacturing companies will look to set up their business into an omnichannel to cater to the market demand and increase their sales. The bouncing back of the hospitality industry is expected to fuel the growth of the disposable cutlery industry as with an increase in the hospitality industry disposable cutlery market demand will grow since it is a major consumer of disposable cutlery.
The disposable cutlery market size is expected to grow due to the rise in penetration of fast food restaurant chains such as Subway, Taco bell, Pizza Hut, and Domino's. Nowadays people have shifted toward fast food as it is ready, easily available and tasty. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, youth is more fast food driven and 36.6% of the population consumes fast food in a given day. The rate of buying fast food also increases with rising in purchasing power of an individual or family. There is an increase in demand for fast food as it is tasty and easy to consume. There is an increase in demand for disposable cutlery due to the preference of people to have fast food in restaurants, hotels, cafés and others. Increasing awareness about infectious diseases which can be caused by repetitive use of cutlery also boosts the disposable cutlery market size. There is a huge increase in takeaway culture as it is a benefit for both the restaurant owner and customer as the owner does not need huge space and customers can enjoy the meal at their home. Moreover, takeaway culture has increased over the years as people got busier day by day. Along with this, the online food delivery system has worked the same way fuel works for the fire. Now people need not go anywhere, they can get the food by just sitting at home. Due to these facilities, takeaway culture has increased at this rapid pace. Growth in the busy life of the global population fuels the demand for the market as people do not need to do the chore of cleaning the cutlery which saves their time.
Ban on plastic disposable cutlery can restrain the disposable cutlery market growth as plastic holds the major share of the market since it is cheap and convenient to use. Since plastic disposable cutlery takes a long time to dispose of it may harm the environment and governments of most countries are banning the use of plastic in their countries. UK government has already banned plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds and now they plan to ban plastic cutlery. In 2020, the government of Canada conducted an analysis of available data to determine the list of items that need to be banned and plastic cutlery was one of them. Governments of different nations have planned to ban plastic disposable cutlery, which may restrict the growth of the plastic disposable cutlery market.
There is a great opportunity for the disposable cutlery market growth as there will be an increase in the demand for fast food, packaged food and takeaway culture, so biodegradable cutleries are the only alternate present in the market after the ban of plastic disposable cutlery According to the Department for International Trade UK, worldwide distributors are looking for biodegradable cutlery and they should be able to supply biodegradable cutlery before the European Union bans single-use plastic. Most of the biodegradable plates are made up of bagasse, bamboo, recycled paper and others. Hence, it is a great opportunity for biodegradable cutlery producers to enter and grow in the market. Its applications in social events and gatherings create a great opportunity for the market to grow as after the pandemic people prohibit the use of used cutlery due to the increased threat of infectious diseases. As restrictions are being removed the number of social gatherings and events is increasing. So increase in social events and gatherings present a great disposable cutlery market opportunity.
Asia-Pacific covers the major disposable cutlery market share as the population takes interest in various types of food offered by restaurants, and food-chains and others in the market. The disposable cutlery manufacturers are using sustainable raw materials in their products to attract consumers into using the product to earn the trust of conscious consumers. Furthermore, customers look for products that are sturdy in nature and inexpensive. The huge population of the region is also a major factor for the huge share of the market along with this rise in disposable income of the region fuels the growth of the market.
The disposable cutlery market is segmented on the basis of product type, material, end-use, distribution channel, and region. Depending on product type, it is classified into spoon, fork, and knife. According to material, it is divided into plastic and wood. As per the end-user, the market is classified into commercial and household. The distribution channel, it is divided into B2B, Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, and Others. Region-wise, the market is analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Rest of LAMEA).
According to disposable cutlery market analysis, on the basis of product type, the spoon segment dominated the global market in 2021 and is expected to be dominant during the forecast period. The spoon segment is expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.4%. Disposable Spoon gained popularity in recent years, owing to extensive usage of disposable cutlery. Its use in hospitals to protect patients, staff and attendants from infectious disease fuels the demand for the disposable spoon.
According to material, the plastic segment dominated the global market in 2021. Plastic disposable cutlery is the most common form available in the market. Plastic disposable cutlery is useful to users since it is cheap and easy to handle. Wooden disposable cutlery can be disposed of easily. The disposability of wooden cutlery has resulted in a growth of interest in it among users.
According to end-use market trends, the market was segmented into commercial and households. The commercial segment is dominating the market with $ 5,479.5 Million and is expected to dominate throughout the forecast period at a CAGR of 5.3% due to an increase in the hospitality industry and an increase in no. of hotels, restaurants and cafes.
According to distribution channels, the market is segmented into B2B, hypermarket/supermarket, convenience stores, online retail and others. Amongst, all B2B dominated the market in 2021 due to increasing interest in dine-out culture, and growth in restaurant food chains. Online segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR due to increasing penetration of internet and increase in online food channels.
Region-wise, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market in 2021 and is expected to remain dominant during the disposable cutlery market forecast period. The dominance in the market is largely due to the existence of a huge population and high disposable income in Asia-Pacific.
The players operating in the global disposable cutlery market have adopted various developmental strategies to expand their Disposable Cutlery market share, increase profitability, and remain competitive in the market. The key players profiled in this report include Anchor Packaging, Apollo Funds, Biopak, D&W Fine Pack, Dart Container Corporation, DOpla S.p.A., Goldplast, Hotpack Global, Huhtamaki, and Pactiv Evergreen.
Key Benefits For Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the disposable cutlery market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing disposable cutlery market opportunities.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the disposable cutlery market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global disposable cutlery market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
Disposable Cutlery Market Report Highlights
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High-income nations' daily per capita consumption of disposable cutlery is forecast to rise at a rapid pace while low- and middle-income countries' waste generation is likely to rise slowly as compared to others. Its consumption reduces initially at the lowest income levels and subsequently grows at a quicker pace for additional income changes at the lowest income levels than at the highest income levels. The plastic disposable cutlery market is expected to grow at a slower pace as governments of various nations are banning it. To cater for the issue of such a ban producers should shift towards environment-friendly and sustainable products. It is expected to grow more in the Asia-Pacific region as compared to others.