U.S. Glass Bottle And Container Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025
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Article Publishing Date: Dec 24, 2021

U.S. Glass Bottle Market: Growing Demand and Short Supply are Driving Recycling

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. Glass Bottle And Container Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The U.S. glass bottle market is running into a supply shortage caused by high demand for alcohol, raw materials being reallocated to produce vaccine vials and supply-chain disruptions arising from the shipping-container crisis. Confronted with a labour shortage, the increased demand for glass could incentivize developments in recycling with substantial potential for growth because currently, only 31% of glass bottles in the U.S. are recycled.

Key Trends and Insights

IndexBox calculates that in 2020, the U.S. market of glass bottles and containers grew by 0.6%, reaching about 4.4M tonnes or $6.7B in monetary terms. Approximately 25% of the American market is supplied by foreign products, mainly from Mexico (29% of total U.S. imports), China (18%) and Taiwan (10%).

Despite imports rising to $1.6B in the first ten months of this year (+22% compared to the same period in 2020), the U.S. is facing a glass bottle deficit. Beverage producers must search for alternatives such as plastic packaging. The key factors causing this shortfall are the high demand for alcohol and the increasing number of recycled bottles used for producing glass vials for vaccines. Another factor inciting the scarcity of glass bottles is the supply chain disruption in Asia, rising from a deficit in shipping containers.

There is excellent potential to increase glass recycling and expand the raw material base in the U.S. Since glass is 100% recyclable, implementing a recycling process could replace up to 95% of first-use materials with second-use. Even though in the past 40 years, the amount of recycled material grew by a factor of four, the EPA calculates that recycled glass only accounts for a 31% share. In these conditions, second-use products are used in 40% of beer and non-alcoholic beverage bottles, 40% of wine and alcoholic beverage bottles and 15% for food and other glass bottles. In 2018, there was a total of 12.3M tonnes of waste glass, but only 3M was recycled while at the same time, wasted glass amounted to 7.6M.

Over 40 factories are currently focused on production, and more than 60 operate for processing (recycling) glass in the U.S. During the existing labour shortage, the high demand could drive developments in far more cost-effective technologies, such as a Curbside Recycling System. According to the Container Recycling Institute, Curbside Recycling of 1000 tonnes of glass would require about 8 personnel while at the same time using a Deposit Return System is from 11 to 38 times more labour-intensive.

U.S. Glass Bottle Imports

Glass bottle and container imports into the U.S. totalled 1.6M tonnes in 2020, growing by 2.3% on 2019 figures. In value terms, the purchases reached $1.4B (IndexBox estimates).

Mexico (436K tonnes), China (339K tonnes) and Taiwan (Chinese) (188K tonnes) were the leading suppliers to the U.S., together comprising 61% of total volume. Canada, France, India, Germany, Italy, Chile, Poland and Turkey lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 26%.

In value terms, Mexico ($450M), China ($252M) and Taiwan (Chinese) ($122M) constituted 57% of the total imports. These countries were followed by Canada, France, Italy, Germany, India, Poland, Chile and Turkey, which together accounted for a further 31%.

The average glass bottle and container import price stood at $911 per tonne in 2020, dropping by -1.8% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($2,094 per tonne), while the price for Turkey ($387 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. Last year, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the prices for the other significant suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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• NAICS 327213 - Glass container manufacturing

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for glass bottle and container in the U.S.. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


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• Per Capita consumption
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2013–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2013–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2013–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2013-2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2013–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2013-2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2020
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