How is the glass bottle industry developing in China?

              As the government continues to deepen the construction of an environment-friendly and resource-saving society and the regulatory requirements continue to increase, as well as the residents’ awareness of environmental protection and resource conservation, glass packaging containers have gradually become government-encouraged packaging materials. The recognition of glass packaging containers is also increasing. According to the database of the Research Institute, from 2013 to 2015, the cumulative annual output of glass packaging containers in China was 18.4 million tons, 19.75 million tons, and 20.47 million tons, respectively. The overall output of glass packaging containers maintained continuous growth. There was a decline in 2017, but with the growth of consumption of various alcohols in 2018, the output is expected to rise in 2018.


            From the perspective of the regional distribution of production, in 2017, the top five regions for the production of glass packaging containers in my country were Sichuan, Shandong, Henan, Hebei, and Guangxi in order. Among them, Sichuan completed a cumulative output of 4.0338 million tons, accounting for 22.07% of the country’s total output; Shandong completed a cumulative output of 2.825 million tons, accounting for 15.46% of the country’s total output; Henan completed a cumulative output of 2.4609 million tons, accounting for 13.47% of the total output; Hebei completed The cumulative output was 1.4349 million tons, accounting for 7.85% of the country’s total output.

  Market demand 

       The main packaging materials currently on the market include PET plastic packaging materials, glass packaging materials, metal packaging materials, paper boxed materials, etc. In terms of the market size of usage, the market share of glass packaging materials is 23%. From the perspective of glass packaging use, beer accounts for half of the country, accounting for 51%, followed by carbonated beverages accounting for 12%, and food accounting for 10%.

 Beer production 

            our country is a big beer consuming country with high annual beer production and sales. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, our country’s beer production has maintained a continuous growth from 2005 to 2013, with a compound annual growth rate of 8.17%. After 2014, the total beer consumption in my country The volume has declined, but the overall output has remained above 49.22 million kiloliters per year, providing a market foundation for our country’s glass packaging containers. From 2013 to 2017, the beer production has stabilized between 44 million and 51 million kiloliters per year. 


   Carbonated Beverage Production Situation

     From 2013 to 2017, the output of carbonated beverages across the country increased and decreased, basically stabilizing between 17-18 million tons per year. Among them, the production of carbonated beverages in the country was the highest in 2014, with an output of 18.107 million tons.

          From the perspective of foreign trade, China is a major exporter of glass packaging containers. According to the statistics of the China Packaging Federation, in recent years, our country’s glass packaging container imports have far exceeded the import value. In 2017, China’s glass packaging container exports were US$1.517 billion. The value of imports is $43 million. Among them, the glass packaging containers exported by our country are mainly ordinary products with relatively low added value, and the products imported from abroad are mainly high-end products with higher production process difficulty and lower domestic production capacity.


  Profit situation

      The profit level of the glass packaging container manufacturing industry is greatly affected by the supply and demand conditions of the upstream and downstream markets. From the perspective of the supply of raw materials, the overall reserves of quartz sand in China are abundant, and the supply is sufficient. The range of suppliers in the industry can be selected by enterprises, which has a small impact on the profit of the glass packaging container manufacturing industry. Broken glass is mainly recycled from waste materials. Unit procurement, with the improvement of the national quality and the centralized management of the recycling of waste materials, the market supply level of cullet is expected to be improved; as a bulk basic chemical raw material, the market price of soda ash has certain volatility, which constitutes a certain degree of production cost in this industry Therefore, it will cause certain fluctuations in the profit of the industry. At present, although the national departments at all levels are actively guiding the coal industry to eliminate outdated production capacity and control the overall output, the domestic coal industry’s production capacity is still in a state of surplus, which has an impact on the profit level of the glass packaging container manufacturing industry. Certain positive effects.

         From the perspective of downstream customer demand, the application of glass packaging containers in the downstream industries of various beverages, food seasonings, chemical reagents and other daily necessities is relatively mature, and its unique packaging properties have laid a good market foundation. At present, the product quality level of similar-scale manufacturers in the industry is roughly the same. The difference in product demand from downstream customers is mainly reflected in the difference in freight and after-sales service quality caused by product transportation distance.

   Therefore, the profitability of products in the glass packaging container manufacturing industry is basically stable. The increase in the overall profit of the industry is related to the investment level of enterprises in the industry. New production bases in areas outside the transportation radius are one of the important ways to improve the overall profit level of enterprises.

Post time: Sep-27-2020