Spain: ANFEVI turnover up EUR 25 million in 2004

Spanish container glass manufacturers reported a combined turnover of EUR 650 million (USD 805.8 million) for 2004, the secretary general of the Spanish Association of Glass Container Manufacturers (…

Spanish container glass manufacturers reported a combined turnover of EUR 650 million (USD 805.8 million) for 2004, the secretary general of the Spanish Association of Glass Container Manufacturers (ANFEVI), Juan Martin Cano, said on 31 May 2005. For 2003, sector companies reported turnover of EUR 625.9 million (USD 775.9 million). Of the 2004 total, EUR 582.67 million (USD 722.3 million) were generated on the domestic market, up 2%. Exports were mainly to France, Portugal and Italy. Over six billion item of glass packaging were sold, while two billion were recycled. In 2004, each Spaniard bought an average of 151 products in glass bottles or jars. ANFEVI represents over 98% of the glass container industry in Spain. Its members include BA Vidrio, Saint-Gobain, Vidrala, O-I and Vidrieras Canarias, which together run 14 plants with a total annual production capacity of 2.2 million tonnes and workforce of over 3,000.