The statistics compiled in this publication originate from data reported by many published sources including: Annual reviews; press releases; various EU trade associations; and statistical data from the British Glass library and archives.The British Glass library and archive is the UKs only dedicated library of glass technology. The library archives hold one of the best collections of glass-related statistics available, dating back to its formation in the 1950s. This report contains the most up-to-date information available in the public domain on the current state of the glass container industry in the European region.
After a short introduction, the report begins with a full rundown of the current situation within the UK glass container industry, detailing UK capacity and sector production figures (in tonnes), as well as an overview of the UK market. New additional tables have been submitted showing import/export data in Euros for all EU countries. Tables are provided for each country showing Company, site and number of furnaces, together with a short resume of each Company. Full contact details are included. Data are provided on the UK glass manufacturers sales of glass containers (£ = based on EU Prodcom Commodity Code for the hollow glass sector, 23131110 to 23131180).
Tables of the top 10 UK glass container imports and exports data for 2009 are presented by country. An overview of the current market situation in the UK is given, together with an explanation of relevant environmental legislation. The UK section finishes with the latest assessment of the industry presented by UK trade federation, British Glass, as well as a presentation on the current situation with regard to glass container recycling.
The report then goes on to cover other European countries with a list of manufacturers shown for each country, manufacturing sites and numbers of furnaces at each site are also presented. A quick look summary for each country is set out as a short, easy to view table for quick reference. Further tables showing glass container imports and exports for 2009, and in terms of value (i.e. Euros), as well as tonnage production listed by colour are given. Tonnage production data are estimated according to findings shown in published literature. A resume of each container manufacturer is also presented.
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