Market Study: Plastic Bottles - Europe

Introduction

Plastic Bottles Gaining Importance in Europe

Plastic bottles are an important packaging material in many sectors. Beverages, foodstuffs, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals as well as household and industrial chemicals can be packaged and sold in plastic bottles. Market analysts at Ceresana expect European market volume to increase to approx. 170 billion units.
The bottle industry is capitalizing on the popularity of single-use PET bottles in particular, which has considerably gained market shares in the previous eight years already. The quality of plastic bottles is improving continuously; thus, they gain access to segments that traditionally used other materials. Plastic containers are becoming more important, not only in the segment beverages, but also to the foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industry. New filling technologies and the development of heat-resistant PET bottles open up new possibilities and options. While PET bottles are very common in the sector beverages, cosmetics, sanitary products, and detergents are predominantly sold in bottles made of polyethylene (PE). This polymer is also used in the production of bottles for milk.

Plastic Bottles - Growth Markets Russia and Turkey

An increase of population and a rising standard of life in some Eastern European countries, combined with a spread of a westernized way of consuming, have positive effects on demand for plastic bottles. In Eastern European countries, per capita consumption of packaged beverages still is considerably lower than in the west. This offers high growth potential for the future, which will have corresponding effects on demand for plastic bottles. An exception is the market share held by beer bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which already is higher than in Western Europe. This is partly due to Eastern European consumers, in general, accepting a shorter minimum durability of products.
Overall, demand for packaged consumer goods in Eastern Europe will continue to increase. Demand for plastics bottles in hygiene and cosmetics applications is expected to rise notably during the next few years. In many Western European countries, certain segments of the market for beverages, such as lemonades and water, are already relatively saturated. This results in comparatively low growth rates for these sectors.
Analysts at Ceresana forecast the largest growth potential in Western Europe countries for the segment Pharma and Cosmetics. Consumption of pharmaceutical drugs and other pharmaceutical products will rise, e.g. due to the increasing proportion of senior citizens. The market research institute expects demand in this segment to increase by more than 2.4% per year.

Packaging Size Versus Amount of Plastic

It has to be noted that the trend towards the consumption of convenience products, leading to smaller packaging sizes in certain consumer and product groups, is superimposed by a reversed trend that is due to the tense economic situation in many countries. Many consumers are buying bulk packs in order to save money.
The reduction of weight remains a declared goal of the industry, which will result in ecological effects in transport in particular. In regard to weight, plastics have a definite advantage over glass. Plastic bottles are also catching-up in areas such as gas barrier properties and protection against UV radiation. These factors are leading to plastic products increasing their share of the packaging market.


Market Study in Brief:

With this market study, you receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis on the European plastic bottles market. Thereby, Ceresana evaluates the market size, market share and market trends of this industry. The market study is divided into following chapters:

Chapter 1 provides a presentation and analysis of the market for plastic bottles - including forecasts up to 2020: Market data regarding production, import, export, and demand in individual application areas are given for 20 countries and the European market as a whole.

Chapter 2: Substantiated analysis of individual application areas for plastic bottles: Current data and forecasts for development in the segments Lemonades, Water, Fruit Juices, Dairy Beverages, Other Beverages, Household Chemicals, Cosmetics and Pharma, Other Applications (sauces, salad dressings, cooking oils, baby bottles, sports bottles, and others).

Chapter 3 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of plastic bottles, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, products, and applications. Extensive profiles are given for 50 producers such as APPE, Heinz Plastics Group Holding HPGH GmbH, Logoplaste Consultores Técnicos, S.A., Nampak Plastics Europe Limited, Promens hf, Resilux NV, Retal Industries Ltd., Rexam PLC, and RPC Group Plc.
(Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Company profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries).

Table of Contents

1 Market Data
1.1 Europe
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Production
1.2 Austria
1.2.1 Demand
1.2.2 Production
1.2.3 Import and Export
1.3 Belgium
1.3.1 Demand
1.3.2 Production
1.3.3 Import and Export
1.4 Bulgaria
1.4.1 Demand
1.4.2 Production
1.4.3 Import and Export
1.5 Czechia
1.5.1 Demand
1.5.2 Production
1.5.3 Import and Export
1.6 France
1.6.1 Demand
1.6.2 Production
1.6.3 Import and Export
1.7 Germany
1.7.1 Demand
1.7.2 Production
1.7.3 Import and Export
1.8 Greece
1.8.1 Demand
1.8.2 Production
1.8.3 Import and Export
1.9 Hungary
1.9.1 Demand
1.9.2 Production
1.9.3 Import and Export
1.10 Italy
1.10.1 Demand
1.10.2 Production
1.10.3 Import and Export
1.11 Poland
1.11.1 Demand
1.11.2 Production
1.11.3 Import and Export
1.12 Portugal
1.12.1 Demand
1.12.2 Production
1.12.3 Import and Export
1.13 Romania
1.13.1 Demand
1.13.2 Production
1.13.3 Import and Export
1.14 Russia
1.14.1 Demand
1.14.2 Production
1.14.3 Import and Export
1.15 Spain
1.15.1 Demand
1.15.2 Production
1.15.3 Import and Export
1.16 Sweden
1.16.1 Demand
1.16.2 Production
1.16.3 Import and Export
1.17 Switzerland
1.17.1 Demand
1.17.2 Production
1.17.3 Import and Export
1.18 The Netherlands
1.18.1 Demand
1.18.2 Production
1.18.3 Import and Export
1.19 Turkey
1.19.1 Demand
1.19.2 Production
1.19.3 Import and Export
1.20 Ukraine
1.20.1 Demand
1.20.2 Production
1.20.3 Import and Export
1.21 United Kingdom
1.21.1 Demand
1.21.2 Production
1.21.3 Import and Export
1.22 Rest of Europe
1.22.1 Demand
1.22.2 Production
1.22.3 Import and Export

2 Applications
2.1 Lemonades
2.2 Water
2.3 Fruit Juices
2.4 Dairy Beverages
2.5 Other Beverages
2.6 Household Chemicals
2.7 Cosmetics and Pharma
2.8 Other Applications

3 Company Profiles
3.1 Austria (4 Producers)
3.2 Belgium (1)
3.3 Bulgaria (1)
3.4 Czechia (1)
3.5 France (4)
3.6 Germany (9)
3.7 Iceland (1)
3.8 Italy (3)
3.9 Lithuania (1)
3.10 Poland (2)
3.11 Portugal (2)
3.12 Russia (2)
3.13 Spain (3)
3.14 Switzerland (2)
3.15 The Netherlands (3)
3.16 Turkey (4)
3.17 United Kingdom (7)

List of Graphs

Graph 1: Plastic bottles demand in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 2: Plastic bottles production in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 3: Plastic bottles demand in Austria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 4: Plastic bottles production in Austria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 5: Plastic bottles import and export in Austria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 6: Plastic bottles demand in Belgium from 2004 to 2020
Graph 7: Plastic bottles production in Belgium from 2004 to 2020
Graph 8: Plastic bottles import and export in Belgium from 2004 to 2020
Graph 9: Plastic bottles demand in Bulgaria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 10: Plastic bottles production in Bulgaria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 11: Plastic bottles import and export in Bulgaria from 2004 to 2020
Graph 12: Plastic bottles demand in Czechia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 13: Plastic bottles production in Czechia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 14: Plastic bottles import and export in Czechia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 15: Plastic bottles demand in France from 2004 to 2020
Graph 16: Plastic bottles production in France from 2004 to 2020
Graph 17: Plastic bottles import and export in France from 2004 to 2020
Graph 18: Plastic bottles demand in Germany from 2004 to 2020
Graph 19: Plastic bottles production in Germany from 2004 to 2020
Graph 20: Plastic bottles import and export in Germany from 2004 to 2020
Graph 21: Plastic bottles demand in Greece from 2004 to 2020
Graph 22: Plastic bottles production in Greece from 2004 to 2020
Graph 23: Plastic bottles import and export in Greece from 2004 to 2020
Graph 24: Plastic bottles demand in Hungary from 2004 to 2020
Graph 25: Plastic bottles production in Hungary from 2004 to 2020
Graph 26: Plastic bottles import and export in Hungary from 2004 to 2020
Graph 27: Plastic bottles demand in Italy from 2004 to 2020
Graph 28: Plastic bottles production in Italy from 2004 to 2020
Graph 29: Plastic bottles import and export in Italy from 2004 to 2020
Graph 30: Plastic bottles demand in the Netherlands from 2004 to 2020
Graph 31: Plastic bottles production in the Netherlands from 2004 to 2020
Graph 32: Plastic bottles import and export in the Netherlands from 2004 to 2020
Graph 33: Plastic bottles demand in Poland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 34: Plastic bottles production in Poland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 35: Plastic bottles import and export in Poland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 36: Plastic bottles demand in Portugal from 2004 to 2020
Graph 37: Plastic bottles production in Portugal from 2004 to 2020
Graph 38: Plastic bottles import and export in Portugal from 2004 to 2020
Graph 39: Plastic bottles demand in Romania from 2004 to 2020
Graph 40: Plastic bottles production in Romania from 2004 to 2020
Graph 41: Plastic bottles import and export in Romania from 2004 to 2020
Graph 42: Plastic bottles demand in Russia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 43: Plastic bottles production in Russia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 44: Plastic bottles import and export in Russia from 2004 to 2020
Graph 45: Plastic bottles demand in Spain from 2004 to 2020
Graph 46: Plastic bottles production in Spain from 2004 to 2020
Graph 47: Plastic bottles import and export in Spain from 2004 to 2020
Graph 48: Plastic bottles demand in Sweden from 2004 to 2020
Graph 49: Plastic bottles production in Sweden from 2004 to 2020
Graph 50: Plastic bottles import and export in Sweden from 2004 to 2020
Graph 51: Plastic bottles demand in Switzerland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 52: Plastic bottles production in Switzerland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 53: Plastic bottles import and export in Switzerland from 2004 to 2020
Graph 54: Plastic bottles demand in Turkey from 2004 to 2020
Graph 55: Plastic bottles production in Turkey from 2004 to 2020
Graph 56: Plastic bottles import and export in Turkey from 2004 to 2020
Graph 57: Plastic bottles demand in the Ukraine from 2004 to 2020
Graph 58: Plastic bottles production in the Ukraine from 2004 to 2020
Graph 59: Plastic bottles import and export in the Ukraine from 2004 to 2020
Graph 60: Plastic bottles demand in the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2020
Graph 61: Plastic bottles production in United Kingdom from 2004 to 2020
Graph 62: Plastic bottles import and export in the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2020
Graph 63: Plastic bottles demand in the rest of Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 64: Plastic bottles production in the rest of Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 65: Plastic bottles import and export in the rest of Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 66: Plastic bottles demand in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Graph 67: Plastic bottles demand in Lemonades in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 68: Plastic bottles demand in Water in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 69: Plastic bottles demand in Fruit Juices in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 70: Plastic bottles demand in Dairy Beverages in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 71: Plastic bottles demand in Other Beverages in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 72: Plastic bottles demand in Household Chemicals in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 73: Plastic bottles demand in Cosmetics and Pharma in Europe from 2004 to 2020
Graph 74: Plastic bottles demand in Other Applications in Europe from 2004 to 2020

List of Tables

Table 1: Plastic bottles demand in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 2: Plastic bottles production in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 3: Plastic bottles demand in Austria from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 4: Producers of plastic bottles in Austria
Table 5: Plastic bottles demand in Belgium from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 6: Plastic bottles demand in Bulgaria from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 7: Plastic bottles demand in Czechia from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 8: Plastic bottles demand in France from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 9: Producers of plastic bottles in France
Table 10: Plastic bottles demand in Germany from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 11: Producers of plastic bottles in Germany
Table 12: Plastic bottles demand in Greece from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 13: Plastic bottles demand in Hungary from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 14: Plastic bottles demand in Italy from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 15: Producers of plastic bottles in Italy
Table 16: Plastic bottles demand in the Netherlands from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 17: Producers of plastic bottles in the Netherlands
Table 18: Plastic bottles demand in Poland from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 19: Producers of plastic bottles in Poland
Table 20: Plastic bottles demand in Portugal from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 21: Producers of plastic bottles in Portugal
Table 22: Plastic bottles demand in Romania from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 23: Producers of plastic bottles in Romania
Table 24: Plastic bottles demand in Russia from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 25: Plastic bottles demand in Spain from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 26: Producers of plastic bottles in Spain
Table 27: Plastic bottles demand in Sweden from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 28: Plastic bottles demand in Switzerland from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 29: Producers of plastic bottles in Switzerland
Table 30: Plastic bottles demand in Turkey from 2004 to 2020 - split by application areas
Table 31: Producers of plastic bottles in Turkey
Table 32: Plastic bottles demand in the Ukraine from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 33: Plastic bottles demand in the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 34: Producers of plastic bottles in the United Kingdom
Table 35: Plastic bottles demand in the rest of Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by application areas
Table 36: Plastic bottles demand in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by applications
Table 37: Plastic bottles demand in Lemonades in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 38: Plastic bottles demand in Water in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 39: Plastic bottles demand in Fruit Juices in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 40: Plastic bottles demand in Dairy Beverages in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 41: Plastic bottles demand in Other Beverages in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 42: Plastic bottles demand in Household Chemicals in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 43: Plastic bottles demand in Cosmetics and Pharma in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries
Table 44: Plastic bottles demand in Other Applications in Europe from 2004 to 2020 - split by major countries