Sales of beverage bottles for non-alcoholic beverages increase
Sales in the beverage bottle segment show a positive trend in 2022 compared to the previous year, with a plus of 6.2 per cent. A look at the sub-segments shows an increase in sales in the beer and spirits (plus 6.8 per cent) and wine and sparkling wine (plus 3.5 per cent) segments. Non-alcoholic beverages (water, milk and juice) show an even more significant sales growth of 11.9 per cent. After last year's decline in sales, the upward trend of previous years seems to be continuing here.
Sales of food packaging glass stable
The segment of packaging glass for food and packaging glass for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics also closed the year 2022 positively with a sales development of 0.5 per cent. The sub-segments developed differently: In the case of packaging glass for food without OGS (fruit, vegetables and preserved sauces), sales volume fell slightly by 0.2 percent in 2022. In the sub-segment of packaging glass with OGS, a plus of 1.5 per cent was recorded for the year as a whole compared to the same period of the previous year.
"Despite the crises in the past years, the container glass market is showing itself to be stable and is even recording a positive sales trend in almost all segments. The demand for container glass remains very high. Consumers appreciate its important protective function, which optimally protects food and beverages. We are optimistic that the positive development will continue in 2023," comments Dr Johann Overath, Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.).