New Research and Markets report: Glass bottles and containers to 2020

Research and Markets has released its latest report on the Global Glass Bottles/Containers Market, including Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Industry Trends and Updates, Supplier Market Shares from 2014-2020.

According to the report, the global production of glass containers in 2014 was 48.64MMT and is estimated to reach 59.27MMT by 2020,at a CAGR of 3.35%, while in terms of revenue, the market was worth $48.30 billion in 2014 and is projected to reach $61 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 4%.

It gives and in-depth view of growth by region, saying that APAC region leads the market with a market share of 34% in 2014 while; on the other hand, Europe had a share of 29% during the same period. Added to this, estimated growth rate in glass bottle end use industry i.e., Beer industry in India, will further boost the sales and increase market share in the APAC region. From end-use industries side, Alcoholic beverages lead the usage of glass containers with a market share of 50%. Glass bottles are preferred over plastic bottles because of its chemical inertness towards the alcohol and thus, can be substituted.

The report says the Glass Container industry is undergoing tremendous innovative changes in order to be more sustainable and customer preferable. As such, light weighting of glass bottles has become a focal point in the industry and as a result, glass bottles have become light by 50% as compared to 3 years. Light weighting aids in decreasing the logistics costs and thus, manufacturers of glass containers are more focusing on the same.