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Hollow Glass Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hollow Glass Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.130 | Apr 2016

Top glass: Revenue growth is expected, supported by consistent demand for premium products

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Allied Glass Containers Ltd Allied Glass Containers Ltd market share
Ardagh Glass Ltd Ardagh Glass Ltd market share
Encirc Ltd Encirc Ltd market share
O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd market share
Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £912.3 million in 2016-17, up 0.7% on the previous year. The industry's performance is dependent on downstream demand for hollow glass, which primarily comes from food and beverage producers. Hollow glass manufacturers have been battling for business amongst themselves and competing with substitute products like plastic packing materials. This has stifled revenue in some years because the industry conceded ground to alternative packaging materials and internal competition pushed down sales prices and returns... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is dominated by few leading players, though there are also numerous modest niche ventures. The four largest players account for an estimated 70.3% of annual revenue, while the six biggest operations account for over 80% of industry revenue between them. These players are Ardagh Glass, Allied Glass Containers, Encirc Ltd, Owens-Illinois, Stolzle Flaconnage and Beatson Clark. IBISWorld estimates that there will be approximately 50 companies operating in the industry by the end of 2016-17. This represents a slight decline in comparison to the previous year.

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What is the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture hollow or container glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating it into finished products. These can include drinking glasses, and glass bottles and jars used to package beverages and foodstuffs.

Industry Products
Clear bottles and containers Green bottles and containersAmber bottles and containersTableware and kitchenware
Industry Activities
Manufacturing glass and crystal bottlesManufacturing other glass and crystal containers like jars, canisters and decantersManufacturing drinking glassesManufacturing other domestic glass or crystal articles

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