Glass Bottles and Containers Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Glass Bottles and Containers Market is segmented by Color (Amber, Flint, and Green), End User (Alcoholic Beverage, Non-Alcoholic Beverage, Food Packaging, Pharmaceutical Packaging, and Personalcare Packaging), and Geography.

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Market Overview

The glass bottles and containers market was valued at USD 62.01 million in 2018, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 76.16 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 4.20% over the forecast period 2019 - 2024. European Glass Container Federation stated that in 2018, over 11.6 million metric ton of glass bottles are collected, and recycled production of new glass containers in Europe and Europe is the largest glass bottle container market. Glass stands alone as the most circular packaging solution, maintaining permanent quality even when recycled.

  • With the increasing demand for non-toxic, healthy, and expediency food and beverages coupled with principal evolution in the alcoholic beverages and beer industry years, have provided the opportunity for the growth of the glass bottle packaging market
  • Moreover, unlike other container, glass bottles continue to be identified for their characteristic advantage in terms of hygiene, aesthetic appeal, durability and the capability to preserve the aroma, strength, and flavor of the product, making them the most favorable option for packaging.
  • However, factors like material substitution, breakage might hinder the growth prospects of glass containers during the forecasted period.

Scope of the Report

Glass bottles provide an ideal way to keep the consumables safe, fresh, and healthy for a longer period, as well as they are easy to transport. Moreover, being diffusion-resistant, glass bottles have also been viewed as vital containers for storing volatile compounds, highly-reactive detergents, and bleaching agents. Such products are predominantly used by consumers in the form of pharmaceuticals, domestic surfactants, and cosmetic goods. Geographically, Europe is the largest market for glass bottles and containers in the world, because of its world-famous alcoholic beverage industry.


By Color
Other Colors
By End User
Alcoholic Beverage
Non-Alcoholic Beverage
Food Packaging
Pharmaceutical Packaging
Personalcare packaging
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Wine Industry Offers Potential Growth

  • Wine consumption among consumers is driven by the health and wellness trend. Modern-day consumers are aware of the origin and production methods of wine, thus increasingly favoring organic wines as a symbol of higher quality. Thus, the packaging of organic wines requires glass bottles because the glass containers help in the aging of wine, which improves the quality of the wine.
  • According to the United Nations of Fine Wines, Veganism is one of the fastest-growing wine trends and is also expected to be reflected in wine production, leading to more vegan-friendly wines, which will require the glass bottles because of zero rates of chemical reactions ensuring that the wine inside a glass bottle has its aroma, and flavor intact. 
Wine Production

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Asia- Pacific to Account for a Significant Share

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to account for a significant share compared to other nations owing to an increase in demand for pharmaceutical and chemical industries, which prefers glass packaging because of the inert nature of glass bottles. China, India, Japan, and Australia among others are the prominent nations majorly contributing to the growth of the Asia Pacific glass packaging market.
  • Further, the phenomenal evolution in the food and beverage industry of these nations is also creating an opportunity for the glass bottle and container market. For example, the Indian food and processing industry is expected to grow because of the initiative such as "Make in India". This is supported by the availability of a large raw material production base like milk, bananas, mangoes, etc. Therefore, to keep the processed food fresh, the glass container is widely used because of its less reactive nature, which in return will create a  market for glass bottles and containers market.
  • Moreover, due to environmental concern regarding 'maritime littering', governments are imposing a ban on plastics. This movement is creating a positive outlook on the glass container and packaging market. For instance, in March 2018, the government of the Indian state Maharashtra has extended the state’s plastic ban to the sale and manufacture of  (PET) bottles holding less than 0.5 liters. 

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Competitive Landscape

The glass bottles and containers market is highly competitive and fragmented in nature. Few of the major companies in this market are Owens-Illinois Inc., Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd, Vitro, S.A.B. De CV, Amcor Ltd, etc. The manufacturers of glass bottles and containers are anticipated to adopt new bottle designs and innovative manufacturing process.

  • Sep 2018 - Owens-Illinois unveiled new innovations for glass designs The new innovation used organic inks to create ‘highly personalized and customized’ glass packaging. This can be undergone at industrial speeds with affordable value, opening up more possibilities for brands to showcase their products in unique ways. 

Major Players

  1. Owens-Illinois Inc.
  2. Gerresheimer Ag
  3. Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd
  4. Vitro, S.A.B. De CV
  5. Amcor Ltd

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Increased Emphasis on Environment Friendly Goods

      2. 4.3.2 Global Efforts to End Plastic Pollution

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Easily Available Substitute Like Plastics

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry



    1. 6.1 By Color

      1. 6.1.1 Amber

      2. 6.1.2 Flint

      3. 6.1.3 Green

      4. 6.1.4 Other Colors

    2. 6.2 By End User

      1. 6.2.1 Alcoholic Beverage

      2. 6.2.2 Non-Alcoholic Beverage

      3. 6.2.3 Food Packaging

      4. 6.2.4 Pharmaceutical Packaging

      5. 6.2.5 Personalcare packaging

      6. 6.2.6 Other End Users

    3. 6.3 Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Argentina

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Owens-Illinois Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Vidrala S.A

      3. 7.1.3 Ardagh Packaging Group Plc

      4. 7.1.4 Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd

      5. 7.1.5 Vitro, S.A.B. De CV

      6. 7.1.6 Consol Glass

      7. 7.1.7 Amcor Ltd

      8. 7.1.8 Nampak Ltd

      9. 7.1.9 Carib Glassworks Ltd

      10. 7.1.10 Gerresheimer AG

      11. 7.1.11 Toyo Glass Co Ltd

      12. 7.1.12 Piramal Glass

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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