The European glass containers Federation (FEVE) said recently that the glass packaging industry has launched a strong counterattack after the financial crisis and panic, and the output has further increased, according to the data related to the production of food, beverage and perfume, cosmetics and pharmaceutical glass packaging industry.
According to the data from 27 EU countries and glass packaging production companies in Switzerland and Turkey, the production of glass packaging in Switzerland and Turkey has reached 779k metric tons, an increase rate of 27%. The total output of EU countries is 19.9m metric tons, an increase of 2.8% over the same period last year.
The Federation also stressed that the UK's output was 2.3m tonnes, with a growth rate of 9.5%; Italy's output reached 3.5m tonnes with a growth rate of. 2%; Poland's output also climbed to 960k tonnes, with a year-on-year growth rate of 5.7%.
The largest producer of glass packaging in Europe, France and Germany, has roughly maintained stable production. Production growth in France was 0.2%, while that in Germany was about 0.1% lower than that in the same period at 3.1m tonnes.
"At present, the glass packaging industry has completely got rid of the panic brought by last year's economic crisis, and has become the mainstay in the harsh market competition environment." Niall wall, President of the European glass containers Federation.