Production

Production for plastics packaging and packaging films in Germany 2021:

Packaging categories Volume in 1,000 t Change Sales in € million Change
2020 2021 in % 2020 2021 in %
Packaging films 1.652 1.705 3,2 4.905 5.746 17,2
Pouches, carrier bags, sacks 458 459 0,2 1.362 1.419 4,2
Cups, containers, cases, crates, pallets 709 732 3,3 2.624 2.903 10,6
Bottles 643 615 -4,3 2.068 2.109 2,0
   PET bottles 453 431 -4,9 No breakdown into PET
and other plastics
   Bottles, other plastics 190 184 -2,9
Closures 323 331 2,4 1.404 1.428 1,7
Barrels, canisters, buckets 261 281 7,9 1.011 1.221 20,7
Other 225 210 -6,5 996 1.009 1,3
Total 4.270 4.334 1,5 14.371 15.836 10,2

Source: GVM, IK, Destatis; Last updated: February 2022