In 2013, China’s pharmaceutical glass bottle market capacity amounted to 80 billion pieces with the weight of 250,000-300,000 tons.
Due to low entry barriers, Chinese pharmaceutical glass market is featured with serious overcapcity of medium and low-end products as well as the reliance of high-end products on imports. At present, developed countries prefer first-class waterproof neutral borosilicate glass, while China still in the main applies low borosilicate glass, sodium-calcium glass and ""semi-neutral borosilicate glass"" (its chemical stability can not meet neutral requirements; the heavy metal content in glass is not defined clearly; dimensions are not accurate). As for prefilled injection system glass, China mainly relies on the import from foreign brands such as German Schott.
For more info: China Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Industry Report.