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The metal packaging market - Germany

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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Metal packaging includes packaging made of steel and at aluminium such as cans, which preserve food, hygiene products, beverages, etc.

The market for metal packaging is divided between several players: the mineral and petrochemical producers (bauxite, soda, carbon), the suppliers (steel, aluminum), packaging producers and end-users (industry, trade, transport-storage). In this study, we cover the last three categories.

The global metal packaging industry is burgeoning in terms of size and sales thanks to the attractive features of durability, space efficiency, metal preservation and recycling. Nevertheless, metal packaging accounts for a rather small share of total packaging (12.2%), which implies that this material has great potential for development . [ all4pack This development will most likely come from developing countries and Asia, where the I nde The aim of this project, for example, is to increase the use of aluminium cans from 5% to 25% in 2030 .

In Germany the market is decreasing, yet metal packaging accounts for a significant proportion (16%) of all packaging. Germany has 14.4% of the European market for metal packaging in 2016, making it the third largest country behind Italy and the United Kingdom. [ MEP ...However.., the advantages of metal packaging, particularly in ecological terms, should encourage its development instead of plastic, for example.

The main companies in the metal packaging sector in Germany are Greif Packaging, PIRLO Gesellschaft, Silgan Metal Packaging and Tecnocap .

1.2 A booming global market

The metal packaging industry is booming; between **** and ****, the market is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate of *.*% to reach US$*** billion in ****.

Size of the global metal packaging market World, ****-****, in millions of US dollars Source: ****

There are several factors behind this demand. Firstly, the intrinsic ...

1.3 A declining domestic market

Sales in the metal packaging and closures market Germany, ****-****, in billions of euros Source: ****

The turnover of the German metal packaging industry fell by **% between **** and ****. This decline is not continuous, as there have been periods of increasing turnover, for example between **** and ****. However, the long term trend is towards ...

1.4 German exports of metal packaging

Breakdown of sales in the metal packaging and closures market Germany, ****, in % Source: ****

**% of the turnover of the German metal packaging industry comes from exports. In ****, a total of *.** billion euros worth of metal packaging will have been exported.

Exports of metal packaging and closures Germany, ****-****, in billions of ...


2.1 Contrasting demand by segment

The market for metal packaging in Germany is rather buoyant. However, not all segments are affected in the same way. While aluminium cans, aluminium tubes and aluminium wine closures are popular with customers, cans are more difficult.

Metal cans

Consumption of cans for non-alcoholic beverages has grown significantly by more than ...

2.2 The share of metal in packaging in Germany

Packaging production by segment Germany, ****-****, in millions of euros Source: ****

The market for metal packaging grew between **** and **** (***).

Breakdown of packaging raw materials Germany, ****, in % Source: ****

In ****, metal packaging accounted for **% of the total packaging used in Germany (***), which together account for two thirds of the German packaging market.


3.1 The metal packaging supply chain

Source: ****

Raw material suppliers: Steel is made from iron . It is produced either from iron ore and coal (***). Aluminum is made by two processes: either the Bayer process of refining bauxite ore to obtain aluminum oxide, or the Hall-Heroult process of smelting aluminum oxide to release pure aluminum. Raw material processing ...

3.2 The metal packaging sector in Germany

Packaging companies and metal closures Germany, ****-****, in number of enterprises Source: ****

In fourteen years, the number of companies in the metal packaging sector in Germany has fallen by **%. There were ** such structures in **** compared to ** in ****.

Employees in the metal packaging and closures sector Germany, ****-****, in number of employees ...

3.3 Metal packagings ahead of other types of packaging in terms of environmental protection

The Verband Metallverpackungen (***) has published the industry's various results in terms of the sustainability of its activities and the reduction of environmental damage:

Closing the loop Metal packaging is recycled, melted down and transformed into new products. In this way, the resources used are kept in circulation. Recyclable design Metal packaging: ...


4.1 The different types of metal packagings

Les emballages métalliques peuvent prendre des formes très différentes. Quelle que soit la forme utilisée ce sont toujours la praticité, la polyvalence et la fiabilité du métal qui sont recherchées (***).

Boîtes de conserve

Emballer des denrées alimentaires est un exercice compliqué qui doit ...

4.2 The many advantages of metal packaging

Metal packaging has many advantages which explain its current use and future potential.


Metal is an optimal solution, whatever the volume of products to be packed

In addition, metal packaging is available in a wide variety of shapes, diameters and applications. They can be used for delicatessen, paint, cosmetics, glue, ...

4.3 A downward trend in metal production prices since 2011

Producer Prices of Metal and Aluminum Products World, ****-****, index base *** in **** Source: ****

Over the last ten years the prices of metal (***) and aluminium have fallen by **% and **% respectively. This decrease can easily be explained by the graph below illustrating the strong increase in the production of steel and aluminium in ...

4.4 External Factors Leading to Uncertainty for the Industry

Parallel to Donald Trump's inauguration, an international trade war erupted against a backdrop of perceived injustices in world trade and tariffs.

The European Union has also been affected by this strategy, in which steel in particular has been identified as an economic hotspot and therefore targeted. On ** March ****, the United States ...


5.1 Regulations

Germany is subject to European Community law. Within this legal framework there are Directive **/**/EC on packaging and packaging waste as a central element. This Directive was created in **** and has been in force since ****. Some of the points included in its scope and which relate to metal packaging in general ...


6.1 Segmentation of players

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