Glass Packaging Production - Buoyant Growth in 2011

28 June 2012

Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 4.2% in 2011 according to data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth confirms the increase recorded in the first half of 2011 (4.7%), and builds on a positive trend after the 2009 financial crisis. Production figures are back to 2006 levels.
The total production volume in Europe was 21.7 million tonnes as against 20.8 million tonnes in 2010. Considering market diversification as well as major progress made in light weighting, it is conservatively estimated that more than 50 billion units were produced by about 160 plants in Europe for domestic and international markets (Press Release FEVE, 25 June 2012).