In quantitative terms, paper and cardboard packaging was the largest on the market – about 47%, according to the Joint Committee of German Packaging Manufacturers (GADV).
In total, about 19 million tons of packaging were produced in the country in 2019, which in physical terms means a decrease of 1.8% compared to the previous year.
The glass container market grew by 1.2%, but the production of packaging from aluminum (minus 4.6%) and steel (minus 4.2%), paper and cardboard (minus 2.5%) and plastic (minus 2.4%) ).
In value terms, packaging production in Germany fell by 1% to around 33 billion euros. As in previous years, plastic packaging accounted for the largest market share in this respect – about 45%.
Growth in value terms was also demonstrated only by glass containers (plus 7%). The cost of packaging made of aluminum decreased by 3.3%, plastic – by 2.1%, steel – by 0.7%, paper and cardboard – by 0.4%.
GADV (Gemeinschaftsausschuss Deutscher Verpackungshersteller) is a working group of industry associations of manufacturers of containers and packaging from paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum in Germany.
The GADV associations, which include about 900 companies, represent more than 80% of the products of the German packaging industry.