Europe Glass Packaging Market size was valued at USD 22.08 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 29.55 Billion by 2033, at a CAGR of 3.29% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Europe Glass Packaging Market: Overview

Glass packaging involves the use of resilient and see-through containers and bottles made from glass, prized for their inert characteristics, perfect for safeguarding and storing a range of items like food, drinks, medicines, and beauty products.

Advancements in Glass Technology drive growth in the European glass Packaging Market by enhancing the strength, durability, and design flexibility of glass packaging solutions, with innovations like lightweight glass bottles reducing transportation costs and carbon emissions.

The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) emphasizes the significant contribution of container glass to the region’s economy, with 162 manufacturing facilities and 125,000 employees generating job opportunities across the supply chain.

Despite challenges, such as the decline experienced in 2020, the market exhibited resilience, with glass production increasing by 6.1% in 2021. Led by top producers like Germany, Italy, and France, the EU maintains its prominent position globally.

Moreover, the growing wine consumption in Europe, with notable production from countries like Italy, Spain, and France, fuels demand for glass wine bottles, driving further growth in the glass packaging sector within the wine industry.

By Type category, Bottles dominated the market in 2023 with a market share of 29.28%. Bottles are versatile applications, primarily used in the food and beverage industry, especially for alcoholic beverages. Jars are popular for preserving homemade products, while vials serve the pharmaceutical sector, and ampoules are favored in healthcare.

Growlers are gaining traction in the craft beer industry, and carboys are utilized in laboratories and chemical industries. Other glass containers fulfill diverse needs across various sectors, contributing to comprehensive utilization in Europe.

By sale Application, Food and Beverages dominated the market share in 2023 with a market share of 37.25%. Glass packaging plays a crucial role in preserving flavor and quality in alcoholic beverages like wine and spirits. In Pharmaceuticals, glass vials ensure product integrity, while in Cosmetics & Personal Care, they enhance premium positioning and aesthetic appeal.

Glass containers are also utilized in Household Products and Chemicals sectors for durability and inert properties. The versatile nature of glass packaging extends to various other applications, showcasing its wide usage across European industries.

The Western European region dominates the European glass Packaging Market, led by countries such as Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, benefiting from strong manufacturing infrastructures and consumer demand for premium glass packaging.

In Central and Eastern Europe, Poland is emerging as a key growth market, driven by investments in the food and beverage sector. Italy and Spain significantly contribute, especially in the wine industry, due to the preference for glass packaging to maintain wine quality.

Nordic countries like Sweden and Finland focus on sustainability, boosting demand for eco-friendly glass packaging solutions. Europe’s glass packaging market combines traditional and emerging markets, solidifying its global leadership in innovation and production.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2024 USD 22.08 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2033 USD 29.55 Billion
Market Size in 2023 USD 21.38 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 3.29% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Type, Application and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope Europe
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed Europe Glass Packaging market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict an depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Europe Glass Packaging industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Europe Glass Packaging Market 2024–2033 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Europe Glass Packaging Market:

  • Ardagh Group
  • Vetropack Holding
  • Verallia
  • O-I Glass
  • SGD S.A.
  • Vidrala
  • Nampak Limited
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • Stoelzle Glass Group
  • BA Glass Portugal
  • Encirc Ltd.
  • Vetropack Moravia Glass
  • Beatson Clark
  • AGI Glasspack Limited
  • Stölzle-Oberglas GmbH
  • AGI Glasspac
  • Owens-Illinois Inc.
  • Ardagh Packaging Group PLC
  • Piramal Glass Ltd
  • Others

The Europe Glass Packaging Market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Vials
  • Ampoules
  • Growlers
  • Carboys
  • Others

By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Household Products
  • Chemicals
  • Others

Regional Coverage:


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe