Africa Glass Bottles & Containers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Africa Glass Bottles & Containers Market is segmented by End-use Industry(Beverages, Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Other End-user Industries) and Country

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.1 %

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Market Overview

The Glass and Bottle Container market is the fastest-growing market in this region. These products are mainly used in food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverage industry due to its chemical inertness and sterility.

  • Glass bottles and jars are environmentally sustainable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality. The glass packaging industry requires recycled glass as it needs less energy to process. Additionally, a projected 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles, and it can be done very quickly.
  • The food and beverage industry is the major consumers of plastic and has taken a hit due to the economies plastic ban. For instance, in 2019, the Nigerian Government passed a new regulation to impose a fine of 5 million to plastic manufacturers. To tackle such prohibitions, significant players in the industry have started adopting glass bottles and containers.
  • Additionally, colored glass containers also offer protection against light radiations, such as UV rays. These protective measures are crucial for product quality and are also mandated by the government in a majority of the African nations. Moreover, the development of the Narrow Neck Press and Blow process has resulted in a significant reduction in the weight of glass bottles. These lightweight bottles can reduce the number of raw materials and save 16% of glass entering the waste stream.

Scope of the Report

The Glass Bottles and Container market of this region is segmented based on end-user industries such as beverages, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and other end-user industries. Moreover, the beverages segment is further divided into alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic beverages.

By Material Type
Corrugated Board
Other Material Types
By Product Type
Protective Packaging-based Products
Other Product Types
By End User Industry
Fashion and Apparel
Consumer Electronics
Food and Beverage
Personal Care Products
Other End User Industries

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Key Market Trends

Liquid Beverages is expected to Hold for Major Market Share.

  • Glass bottles are mainly used for packaging for alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, and others. According to the South African Wine Industry report, the per capita consumption of wine in South Africa is 4.99%, which is increased by 0.2% from its previous year 2018. Moreover, the major in this market, such as Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd, Beta Glass Plc, Nurrin Pharmalab Pty Ltd, are also observing high demand from the alcoholic beverages industry.
  • The advancement of technology is also fuelling the growth of this market. The use of innovative technologies such as Narrow Neck Press and Blow process allows better stability in glass production. Moreover, The lightweight glass bottles have more homogenous thickness distribution compared with the regular weight bottles and offer better performance of approximately 33% of the impact strength. Hence significant consumers in this industry prefer lightweight bottle for its better performance and its recyclability.
  • Wine manufacturers are becoming increasingly innovative to attract customers with the packaging and are coming up with new concepts and designs, and they are becoming conscious of the use of recycled materials in their packaging and increasing the percentage of recycled glass used in their bottles. Hence this increasing awareness among the manufacturers will primarily drive the growth of this market. According to the SAWIS, in 2019, total glass packaging is accounted for 44.8% of the total still wine in South Africa.

South Africa to Hold the Significant Market Share

  • South Africa has become one of the largest container glass producers and consumers on the African continent.Major vendors in this market such as Console Glass , Glamosa Glass are offering their products for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. For instance, Console Glass operates its business through the four production plant in South Africa. Moreover, the overall production capacity of Console Glass is 855,000 tonnes of glass per annum.
  • The wine consumption in South Africa is increasing year on year. Beer is the most preferred alcoholic beverage, and its annual consumption is 3.2 billion liters. According to the SAWIS, the domestic consumption of Wine in this country will increase by 4 % or 430 million liters in 2020, from 414 million liters in 2019.
  • The rapidly growing pharmaceutical industry in this country is boosting the growth of the market. The demand for pharmaceutical glass and containers are majorly arising from densely populated cities such as Cape Town, Durban, etc. Moreover, the local tourism industry's growing drive to stop using plastic bottles is fuelling the growth of this market. Hence, this is expected to create a massive opportunity for companies to produce glass or biodegradable containers.
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Competitive Landscape

The Africa Glass and Container Market are moderately competitive. The major vendors in this market have a strong foothold in this market due to their reliable access to distribution channels. Additionally, Console Glass (Pty) Ltd operates in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, and the capacity of theses three plants is 37,000, 40,000, and 40,000 tons per annum of container glass products, respectively. Some other major vendors in this market are Bonpak (Pty) Ltd, Moco Cosmetic Packaging cc, Nurrin Pharmalab Pty Ltd, Amposan S.A, Beta Glass Plc, Gamosa Glass, etc.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.3.5 Threat of Substitute Products


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Sustained Rise in Volume of Consumer Shipments

      2. 5.1.2 Key Product and Material Innovations, Coupled with Growing Emphasis on Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Packaging

      3. 5.1.3 Growing Demand for Luxury Packaging

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Material-specific Regulations on Use of Plastic, and Relative Lack of Exposure on Good Manufacturing Practices

    3. 5.3 Key Case Studies and Implementation of Use Cases Related to Innovations in E-commerce Packaging

    4. 5.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the E-commerce and Packaging Industries


    1. 6.1 By Material Type

      1. 6.1.1 Plastic

      2. 6.1.2 Corrugated Board

      3. 6.1.3 Paper

      4. 6.1.4 Other Material Types

    2. 6.2 By Product Type

      1. 6.2.1 Boxes

      2. 6.2.2 Protective Packaging-based Products

      3. 6.2.3 Other Product Types

    3. 6.3 By End User Industry

      1. 6.3.1 Fashion and Apparel

      2. 6.3.2 Consumer Electronics

      3. 6.3.3 Food and Beverage

      4. 6.3.4 Personal Care Products

      5. 6.3.5 Other End User Industries


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Amcor PLC

      2. 7.1.2 Mondi PLC

      3. 7.1.3 International Paper Company

      4. 7.1.4 Smurfit Kappa Group PLC

      5. 7.1.5 DS Smith PLC

      6. 7.1.6 CCL Industries Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 Georgia-Pacific LLC

      8. 7.1.8 Sonoco Products Company

      9. 7.1.9 Storopack Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Sealed Air Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Glass Bottles & Containers Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Africa Glass Bottles & Containers Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

Bonpak Pty Ltd., Moco Cosmetic Packaging cc, Nurrin Pharmalab Pty Ltd, Consol Glass Pty Ltd, Beta Glass Plc (Frigoglass Industries (Nigeria) Ltd) are the major companies operating in Africa Glass Bottles & Containers Market.

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