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COVID-19 impact on Packaging

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Packaging, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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How has the packaging sector recovered from COVID-19 in Q2 2021? – focus

GlobalData looks at industry activity levels in the three months to the end of June, compared to pre-pandemic.

Deal trends in the Packaging sector during COVID-19

Packaging Gateway’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Packaging sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Packaging Sector: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

2,504 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 199,095.4
YOY Change: 9.3%

2,185 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 23,189.5
YOY Change: 71.7%

1,155 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 99,216.5
YOY Change: -28.4%

777 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 80,660.5
YOY Change: -29.1%

732 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 327,547.7
YOY Change: -54.4%

538 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 40,629
YOY Change: -33.4%

149 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 366.1
YOY Change: -

104 Merger

Total Value US$m: 13,052.2
YOY Change: 254.9%

5 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 2,830
YOY Change: -100%

Innovation in the Packaging sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Packaging sector, Packaging Gateway tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Packaging sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Packaging sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Packaging sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Packaging Gateway patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Packaging sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Packaging Gateway patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Packaging sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Packaging Gateway tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Versus Top 5 Themes in Packaging

Packaging Gateway compares COVID-19 mentions in filings versus other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 Companies with COVID-19 Mentions in Filings

Packaging Gateway tracks, which packaging companies mention COVID-19 in filings most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Packaging sector during COVID-19

Packaging Gateway monitors live packaging company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job Trends in Packaging Sector

Jobs postings by packaging companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Packaging sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Packaging companies: Jobs

Packaging Gateway’s Packaging jobs tracker lists packaging companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Packaging influencer discussions on COVID-19

Packaging Gateway tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Packaging influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.