This slide of the month tries to shed some light on the BOPP market in East Africa. BOPP demand has been growing at a remarkable pace of over the past decade driven mainly by the booming food industry, rapid urbanization and modernization of retail channels. BOPP use more than doubled from 2010 to 2016 and is expected to maintain the trend and double again onto 2022.
Kenya is the biggest BOPP market dwarfing all the other East African countries. This can be attributed to its more mature manufacturing sector and the higher penetration of modern retail channels that drive the demand for sophisticated packaging.