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Glass Container Market Research Report Information by product type (glass bottle, glass jar, glass vials, candle glass container), by end-user (cosmetic & perfume, pharmaceutical, food packaging, beverage packaging, others), and by region, –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/PNT/3708-CR | 135 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| April 2024

Global Glass Container Market Overview

Glass Container Market Size was valued at USD 68,645.0 million in 2023. The Glass Container industry is projected to grow from USD 71,802.7 million in 2024 to USD 1,19,728.7 million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The food and beverage industry's expansion, increased consumer demand for eco-friendly packaging materials, and the constant growth of the Glass Container Market are all contributing to the market's stable growth. The capacity to retain product quality, maintain product integrity, and make an aesthetically pleasing appearance are just a few of the benefits that glass containers may provide. Glass containers are used extensively in the food and beverage sector, including in the packaging of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, juices, sauces, and preserves. Glass containers are also widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries to package drugs, skincare items, perfumes, and cosmetics. The market is divided geographically into several areas, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the globe. Glass container markets are in North America. Europe is well-established, propelled by the demand for high-end alcoholic beverages and a focus on environmentally friendly packaging. Due to rising disposable incomes and expanding packaged food and beverage consumption, Asia-Pacific is experiencing substantial expansion. The market is fiercely competitive, with major competitors concentrating on new product development, environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques, and tactical alliances to gain an advantage. The industry is also expanding due to improvements in glass manufacturing processes, including lightweight and customizing options. The growing popularity of alternative packaging materials like plastic and metal, as well as the high production costs linked to glass manufacture, provide problems for the glass container market. However, rising environmental concerns and more legislative emphasis on environmentally friendly packaging would be anticipated to increase demand for glass containers. In conclusion, the demand for environmentally friendly packaging options and the growing food and beverage industry are driving the growth of the glass container market. Glass containers are anticipated to continue being a common choice for packaging across numerous industries due to continued improvements in production processes and rising consumer awareness of environmental effect.

Figure 2: Glass Container Market Value (USD Million)

Glass Container Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Glass Container Market Trends

  • Increasing Demand for Sustainable Packaging

Due to the rising demand for eco-friendly packaging options, the worldwide glass container market is expanding significantly. There is an increasing focus on minimizing the environmental impact of numerous businesses, including packaging, in today's environmentally concerned society. Thanks to their distinctive qualities and recycling capacity, glass containers have become a popular option for sustainable packaging. Glass containers' capacity to be recycled is one of their main benefits. The quality and purity of glass may be recycled indefinitely without losing either. As a result, it is quite appealing to producers and customers actively looking for eco-friendly packaging choices. Glass containers may be recycled more effectively and easily than plastic or metal containers, which lowers the number of raw materials and energy needed to produce new containers. This reduces the carbon footprint connected with the manufacture of packaging materials and conserves natural resources. Glass containers are also reusable, which adds another level of sustainability. Glass containers can be recycled by consumers and used again to store things like food, drinks, or other home goods. This encourages a circular economic strategy and lowers waste production. Nowadays, many people deliberately search for goods packaged in glass containers because they view them as a more ethical and ecological option. There is a particularly high demand for glass containers in the food and beverage sector. Glass packaging has several benefits for food and drinks items. Because it is impermeable, the taste, scent, and quality of the packaged items are preserved because it has no interaction with the contents. Additionally, glass offers superior defense against environmental factors, including light, air, and moisture, preserving the product's freshness, and increasing its shelf life. Additionally, escalating government legislation and programs supporting ecological packaging practices are behind the move toward glass containers. Many nations have put strict rules into place to decrease the use of single-use plastics and encourage recyclable materials. Glass has emerged as a workable and sustainable solution, forcing firms to investigate alternate packaging options.February 2024- UK imports of colorless glass fell 31.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) in November 2023, as per the data from HM Revenue and Mintec and Customs calculations, while exports lowered by 20.9% over the same period. UK exports and imports have been in a constant downtrend for over a year. Most of the trend is because of the demand deterioration over the past year, as the price of gas altered to substantially lower levels, linked to the peak subsequent to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Repeatedly great interest rates have also had a limited impact on buyers' ability to procure glass products. While writing, interest rates in the UK are 5.25%, in comparison with 0.1% in 2021. Market sources have perceived that buyers are progressively replacing container glass with plastic bottles, which are considerably lighter and cheaper.

Glass Container Market Segment Insights

Glass Container Based on Product Type Segment Insights

Based on product type, the global Glass Container is segmented into glass bottle, glass jar, glass vials, candle glass container.  Glass bottle segment is the largest segment of the market accounting for 59.4% of the global market in 2022. One of the most popular and commonly used types of glass containers is the bottle. They are adaptable and appropriate for a variety of businesses, including those that produce food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Glass bottles provide several benefits, including the fact that they are non-reactive, maintain the product's quality and flavor, and give it a more upscale appearance. To meet the needs of various products, they are available in various forms, dimensions, and closures. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including juices, soft drinks, and water, are all packaged in glass bottles, as are alcoholic beverages like wine, spirits, and beer. Glass bottles are used in the food sector to package condiments such sauces, oils, dressings, and preserves. The pharmaceutical sector uses glass bottles to package prescription drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements. Glass bottles are used in the personal care sector to package cosmetics, lotions, and fragrances. Glass bottles are a desirable option for consumers who are concerned about the environment because they are recyclable and environmentally friendly, which supports sustainability goals.

Figure 2: Glass Container Market, by Product Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Million)

Glass Container Market, by Product Type, 2022 & 203

Glass Container Based on End Use Format Segment Insights

Based on packaging format, the global Glass Container is segmented into cosmetic & perfume, pharmaceutical, food packaging, beverage packaging, and others. Beverage Packaging segment held the largest market share 41.0% in 2022. The beverage industry widely uses glass containers to package a variety of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Premium beverages like wine, spirits, beer, and high-end mineral water are often packaged in glass bottles. Glass containers provide a distinctive, classy look that improves the beverage's branding and perceived quality. They are oxygen-impermeable, preventing oxidation and preserving the drink's freshness and flavor. Glass is a recyclable and sustainable material that satisfies rising customer demand for environmentally friendly packaging options.

Glass Container Based on Regional Segment Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The Asia-Pacific Glass Container market accounted for largest market share of 40.97% in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth of 4.4% during the study period. In the Asia Pacific region, glass containers are frequently used for diverse packaging requirements. Glass bottles and jars are used in the food and beverage sector to package sauces, condiments, beverages, and alcoholic beverages. Glass's transparency makes it possible for customers to view the contents, and its inertness guarantees that the taste and quality of the items are preserved. Because of its perceived luxury image and capacity to maintain the freshness and perfume of the packed goods, glass containers are prized. Glass containers are extensively used in Asia Pacific's cosmetics and personal care sectors. Perfumes, skincare items, lotions, and creams are frequently packaged in glass bottles and jars. Glass packaging exudes richness and sophistication, which aligns with the region's rising desire for high-end beauty goods. Additionally, glass containers offer better defense against outside influences like light and air, preserving the stability and efficacy of cosmetic compositions. In China, glass containers are used for a variety of purposes. Glass bottles and jars are frequently used in the food and beverage sector to package alcoholic beverages, including baijiu (Chinese liquor), beer, and wine, as well as sauces, oils, and tinned foods. Glass containers are preferred because they can keep products clean and of high quality. Glass dinnerware and storage containers are among the many home items made in large quantities in China. Glass containers are frequently used for packaging drugs, skincare products, and fragrances in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. Despite recycling programs being put in place, China still has trouble handling glass garbage because of its vast population and fast urbanization.

Figure 3: Glass Container Market, by Region, 2023 & 2032 (USD Million)

Glass Container Market, by Region, 2023 & 2032

Due to their adaptability, durability, and aesthetic appeal, glass containers are extensively employed throughout many industries in North America. In North America, glass containers are frequently used to package food and drinks. Packaging sauces, dressings, condiments, jams, jellies, and pickled goods in glass bottles and jars are common. Beverage bottles made of glass include those for wine, beer, spirits, carbonated drinks, and various non-alcoholic beverages. Glass' transparency makes it possible for customers to view the goods within, which improves the packaging's aesthetic appeal and dependability. Due to their waterproof nature to oxygen and lack of chemical leaching, glass containers help maintain the quality and freshness of the food and beverages they contain. The pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors depend heavily on glass containers in North America. Medication, vaccines, injectables, and diagnostic reagents are packaged in glass vials, ampoules, and bottles. Excellent chemical resistance, non-reactivity, and the capacity to maintain product sterility are all features of glass containers. They guarantee the stability and integrity of pharmaceutical products by offering a safe and dependable packaging solution. Glass containers are essential to the pharmaceutical sector in North America to satisfy regulatory requirements and strict quality standards. In the United States, glass containers are frequently used for a variety of uses. Glass jars and bottles are frequently used in the food and beverage sector to package goods, including sauces, condiments, beverages, and preserves. Glass containers provide several benefits, including the capacity to endure high temperatures, recycling, and maintaining the flavor and quality of the contents. Glass is also used to store cosmetics, fragrances, and pharmaceuticals in the healthcare and beauty sectors. Glass jars are also widely used by customers to can food at home and preserve homemade foods, fruits, and vegetables. Glass containers are widely used in US households for storage because of their strength and attractive appearance. Because of the developed recycling infrastructure in the US, it is simple for consumers to recycle glass containers and support environmental initiatives.

Glass Container Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

With a strong presence across different verticals and geographies, the Glass Container Market is highly competitive and dominated by established, pure-play vendors. Many vendors cater to this market, and they continually innovate their solutions to meet the evolving needs of businesses by adopting innovative technologies and innovations to make rapid lubrication filters more effective. These vendors have a robust geographic footprint and partner ecosystem to cater to diverse customer segments. The Glass Container Market is highly competitive, with many vendors offering similar products and services. The major players in the market include Amcor Limited, Owens-Illinois Inc., Central Glass Co., Ltd, BA Vidro, S.A., VIDRALA, Ardagh Group S.A., Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited, Vitro, S.A.B de C.V, Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd, and Frigoglass. The Glass Container Market is a consolidated market due to increasing competition, acquisitions, mergers and other strategic market developments and decisions to improve operational effectiveness.

Key Companies in the Glass Container Market include.

  • Amcor Limited

  • Owens-Illinois Inc.

  • Central Glass Co., Ltd

  • BA Vidro, S.A.


  • Ardagh Group S.A.

  • Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited

  • Vitro S.A.B de C.V

  • Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd

  • Frigoglass

Glass Container Industry Developments

In February 2023, Amcor injects US$250,000 in start-up, and TekniPlex offers heat induction seals for glass.

In February 2023, Vidrala completes €100 million investment at Portuguese glass facility.

In May 2023, Ardagh to supply glass bottles for Sprecher’s beer and beverage products.

In May 2023, Ardagh Glass Packaging builds breakthrough 'NextGen Furnace' in Germany.

In May 2022, CCI allows AGI Greenpac to acquire Hindusthan National Glass & Industries.

August 2023- Sun Glass has deployed an 80 tpd furnace at its container glass production facility in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Sun Glass offers the premium spirits and beer market across India. Its latest furnace will have the capacity of the Firozabad container glass facility up to 230 tpd. The furnace will generate green glass bottles for beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks in sizes 90ml to 1000ml. The investment price is nearly 1 billion INR (about 11,159,201 EUR). It has also produced more than 100 jobs. The group has seven active furnaces in the Firozabad facility, with two at its container glass production facility. The facility's second furnace started manufacturing in July 2023, while the first furnace was fired in November 2020. There was an authorized opening ceremony at the time of the second furnace's firing.

Glass Container Market Segmentation

Glass Container Market Product Type Outlook (USD Million, 2018-2032)

  • Glass Bottle

  • Glass Jar

  • Glass Vials

  • Candle Glass Container

Glass Container Market Packaging Format Outlook (USD Million, 2018-2032)

  • Cosmetics & Perfume

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Food Packaging

  • Beverage Packaging

  • Others

Global Glass Container Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • Netherlands

    • Switzerland

    • Sweden

    • Poland

    • Belgium

    • Austria

    • Norway

    • Denmark

    • Ireland

    • Finland

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East and Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

  • South America

    • Argentina

    • Brazil

    • Rest of South America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD  68,645.0 million
Market Size 2024 USD    71,802.7 million
Market Size 2032 USD    1,19,728.7 million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.6% (2024 - 2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024 - 2032
Historical Data 2018- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By Product Type, By End Use, By Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and Brazil.
Key Companies Profiled ·       Amcor Limited ·       Owens-Illinois Inc. ·       Central Glass Co., Ltd ·       BA Vidro, S.A. ·       VIDRALA ·       Ardagh Group S.A. ·       Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited ·       Vitro S.A.B de C.V ·       Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd ·       Frigoglass
Key Market Opportunities ·       Competition from Alternative Packaging Materials
Key Market Dynamics ·       Increasing Demand for Sustainable Packaging ·       Growing Preference for Premium and Luxury Packaging

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Glass Container Market size is expected to be valued at USD 1,19,728.7 million in 2032.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period, 2024- 2032.

Asia- Pacific had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market include Amcor Limited, Owens-Illinois Inc., Central Glass Co., Ltd, BA Vidro, S.A., VIDRALA, Ardagh Group S.A., Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited.

Glass Bottle segment dominated the market in 2023.

Beverage Packaging had the largest revenue share of the global market.

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