Glass Packaging Market Research Report - Forecast to 2032

Glass Packaging Market Research Report Information By Product (Standard Glass Quality, Premium Glass Quality, and Super Premium Glass Quality), By Application (Beverage Packaging, Food Packaging, Personal Care Packaging, Pharmaceuticals Packaging, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/PNT/0750-CR | 185 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | August 2018         

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Global Glass Packaging Market Overview


The glass packaging market size was valued at USD 45.5 Billion in 2022. The glass packaging industry is projected to grow from USD 48.19 Billion in 2023 to USD 76.35 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.92% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The expansion in demand for eco-friendly products, the introduction of innovative technologies for embossing, shaping and adding artistic finishes to glass and the growing popularity of glass packaging among end-users are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Glass Packaging Market


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


Glass Packaging Market Trends




  • Rising demand for glass packaging in healthcare is driving the market growth.




Market CAGR for glass packaging is driven by the growth in the healthcare units and the presence of the cosmetics industry, driving the  market. The design and manufacture of suitable packaging for medical products are vital to confirming therapeutic goods' safe storage, delivery, and management. Packaging for healthcare products is mainly composed of glass. It also manufactures several ampoules, including glass dropper bottles, vials, and other glass products; it is used widely in the healthcare & cosmetic industries.


Additionally, rising consumer demand for safe and healthier packaging helps glass packaging grow in different categories. Also, innovative technologies for embossing, shaping, and adding artistic finishes to glass make glass packaging more desirable among end-users. Furthermore, factors including the increasing demand for eco-friendly products and the growing demand from the food and beverage market stimulate the glass packaging market revenue.


The beverage industry is rapidly increasing worldwide, as is its supremacy in pouring the demand for glass packaging. Nonetheless, in countries such as India, the liquor industry fuels the need for the product in the region. The food industry accounts for the largest glass packaging market share. Additionally, as resistance to thermal shocks is essential to maintain food quality, the packaging is preferred by many foods and beverages industries worldwide. Moreover, as the material offers significant benefits such as impermeability and visibility, the food and beverages industry utilizes it on a large scale. Along with consumers' growing demand for safe and healthy food products, manufacturers are also innovating products for the food & beverages industry. Such factors lead to the overall growth of the  market.


Market vendors are increasingly focusing on developing shatter-proof glasses that are lightweight, convenient, and portable and can be used to serve beer. A water-based coating on shatter-proof glass containers helps to keep the glass in place upon shattering. Shatter-Safe Reusable Glass Bottle is coated with a safe, permanently adhered, and impact-resistant plastic resin, which makes the bottle shatter-resistant and reusable. These properties help prevents a dangerous mess caused by plastic bottles. In rare cases, if the interior glass breaks, it can be recycled, and the coating will vaporize in the glass recycling process. All such innovations are expected to drive the market's growth during the forecast period.


Glass Packaging Market Segment Insights


Glass Packaging Product Insights


The  glass packaging market segmentation, based on product, includes standard glass quality, premium glass quality, and super premium glass quality. The premium glass quality segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (16.87 Billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven by its high resistance to chemical composition and extreme durability. However, standard glass quality is the fastest-growing category as it is an everlasting material that can be infinitely recycled without losing quality.


Figure 1:  Glass Packaging Market, by Product, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Glass Packaging Market, by Product, 2022 & 2032


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


Glass Packaging Application Insights


The  glass packaging market segmentation, based on application, includes beverage packaging, food packaging, personal care packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and others. The beverage packaging category generated the most income (70.4%). This is due to the usage of this packaging for alcoholic beverages and the growing consumption of alcohol ly. Glass is a highly preferred packaging raw material for alcohol. However, pharmaceutical packaging is the fastest-growing category due to the growing utilization of generic injectable drugs and high demand from the pharmaceutical industry. The rising significance of cost-sensitivity and biotech drugs in the healthcare sector has resulted in strict regulations on drug delivery products. Numerous manufacturers working in the pharmaceutical glass manufacturing industry focus on packaging to increase product shelf life and therefore invest in vials.


February 2022: Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of India-based drugmaker Emcure Pharmaceuticals,  started manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccine, targeting the Omicron variant with its mRNA technology-based platform. The firm plans to apply for authorization from the Drug Controller General of India for the clinical tests of the booster shot of the vaccine.


Glass Packaging Regional Insights


By region, the study delivers market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American glass packaging market will dominate this market due to growing glass production activities and increased adoption in the healthcare, food & beverages, and cosmetics industries. The rapidly growing healthcare and cosmetic industry is anticipated to fuel market growth in this region. Further, the US glass packaging market held the largest market share, and the Canadian glass packaging market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  GLASS PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


GLASS PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's glass packaging market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the existence of various small and medium scaled production units in this region. Further, the German glass packaging market held the largest market share, and the UK glass packaging market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific glass packaging market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is as key manufacturers across all industries are laying the groundwork for progress by adopting eco-friendly packaging, and glass is an excellent packaging material. Moreover, China’s glass packaging market held the largest market share, and the Indian glass packaging market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Glass Packaging Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the glass packaging market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking multiple strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the glass packaging industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the  glass packaging industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the glass packaging market, including Gerresheimer (Germany), Vitro Packaging (U.S.), Verallia (France), BORMIOLI ROCCO SPA (Italy), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Vitro is the biggest glass producer in Mexico and one of the world's most extensive firms in the glass industry. Established in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico. This corporation has 30 subsidiaries in Mexico, the US, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Costa Rica,  and Panama. Its firm produce, distribute and market a huge range of glass articles, which are part of the everyday life of millions of individuals in 34 nations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In October 2021, Vitro declared a venture of around USD 70 million to build a new glass container incinerator at its Toluca, Mexico plant. The Board of Directors accepted the speculation to reimburse the rise in demand for glass containers in the segments in which they are participating. Furthermore, this new furnace has the most powerful technology for the glass production technique with excellent quality, design, and equal sophistication.


Ardagh Group SA is a provider of packaging solutions. It manufactures and markets glass and metal packaging products. The company offers metal and glass containers for the market, including beer, food, hard seltzers, wine, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, juices and sparkling waters. The company offers tinplate and aluminum packaging products, including two- and three-piece cans in different shapes, sizes, graphic designs, and peelable ends. These products find applications in food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, household, and industrial coatings markets. In April 2022, Ardagh Glass Packaging North America, a business of Ardagh Group, announced the addition of new products to its portfolio. The company now offers two new beer bottles, a 12oz long-neck bottle and a 22oz Belgian-style bottle, on its BuyOurBottles site.


Key Companies in the Glass Packaging market include



  • Gerresheimer (Germany)

  • Vitro Packaging (U.S.)

  • Verallia (France)

  • BORMIOLI ROCCO SPA (Italy)

  • KOA GLASS CO., LTD (Japan)

  • BA Glass B.V. (Spain)

  • Amcor plc (Australia)

  • Ardagh Group S.A. (Luxembourg)

  • Nihon Yamamura Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan)

  • Vetropack Group (Switzerland)

  • Heinz-Glass GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany)


Glass Packaging Industry Developments


July 2022: Ardagh Glass Packaging, Africa, declared the contracting of a USD 95 million extension of its Nigel fabrication facility in Gauteng, South Africa. The deal is more than twice the facility's volume to provide sustainable glass packaging to provide the customers' present demand, which is expected to surge in the coming years.


January 2022: Gerresheimer announced that it is expanding its capacities for glass vials at the Wertheim site and two other locations in the United States and China. The company was investing in production in Wertheim to increase vial capacity by 150 million units per year.


Glass Packaging Market Segmentation


Glass Packaging Product Outlook



  • Standard Glass Quality

  • Premium Glass Quality

  • Super Premium Glass Quality


Glass Packaging Application Outlook



  • Beverage Packaging

  • Food Packaging

  • Personal Care Packaging

  • Pharmaceuticals Packaging

  • Others


Glass Packaging Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 45.5 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 48.19 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 76.35 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.92% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Market Competitive Landscape, Revenue Forecast, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Gerresheimer (Germany), Vitro Packaging (U.S.), Verallia (France), BORMIOLI ROCCO SPA (Italy), KOA GLASS CO., LTD (Japan), BA Glass B.V. (Spain), Amcor plc (Australia), Ardagh Group S.A. (Luxembourg), Nihon Yamamura Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan), Vetropack Group (Switzerland), and Heinz-Glass GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany)
Key Market Opportunities Growing demand from the pharmaceutical and personal care sector
Key Market Dynamics The introduction of innovative technologies for embossing, shaping and adding artistic finishes to glass




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The glass packaging market size was valued at USD 45.5 Billion in 2022.

The glass packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.92% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the glass packaging market

The key players in the glass packaging market are BA Glass B.V. (Spain), Amcor plc (Australia), Ardagh Group S.A. (Luxembourg), Nihon Yamamura Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan), Vetropack Group (Switzerland), and Heinz-Glass GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany).

The beverage packaging category dominated the glass packaging market in 2022.

Premium glass quality had the largest share of the glass packaging market.

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