The market of glass containers in Ukraine

Amid growing trend in the use of ecological materials, glass containers is gaining popularity. This fact makes it possible to talk about the positive trend of increasing consumption of glass containers in Ukraine. Especially at this stage are increasingly used technology to optimize the properties of glass.

Catherine Platonov, Deputy Head of Research Department Research Department of Pro-Consulting.

Note that the glass products are widely used not only in the food industry, but also in other industries - chemical, medicine, etc. It should be noted that the direction of the market sets the consumer - the majority of products is unique in its kind, as is made for a specific customer.

Ukrainian market of container glass in 2010-2011. showed a positive growth trend. However, after 2012 a decline of 3% in real terms to 3,240,700,000 units. by reducing the volume of domestic production of goods.

According to the results of a two-year period (2010-2011 gg.) The production of glass containers in Ukraine was characterized by positive dynamics of growth. The progressive increase in sales made it possible to talk about the trend of development. However, in 2012 there was a drop in production in real terms of 3.8% from the previous year. The overall decline in production of glass containers was due to reduced production of containers for beverages and foods by 4%.

In the structure of production of glass containers in Ukraine, the share of containers for food and beverages account for about 70% in real terms. Jars for canning is the second major category of glass containers - its share is 22% in terms of total output.

The main producers of glass containers are Choa Vetropak "Gostomelsky glass", LLC "Volnogorsk glass", PJSC "Consumers-Glass-Dawn", PJSC "Rokytnivskyi glass factory", PJSC Kostopil factory of glass, together they account for about 80% of the total production.

Dynamics of glass container market in Ukraine in 2008-2012, mln. Pieces.

Export and import of container glass in 2011-2012. are almost identical, which again points to the fact that domestic production is crucial for the total domestic market.

Import products to the Ukrainian market for the period 2009-2012. increased almost 2-fold, but the key influence on the market has not. This year there is an increase in exports of glass containers in the foreign markets, the growth rate in real terms is 11% and in value - 5.2%.

At the end of 5 months. 2013, in quantitative terms, shipments of glass containers in Ukraine increased by 9.4%, but in monetary terms, a decline in imports by 7.6%.

Dynamics of export / import of glass containers in Ukraine for 5 months. 2012 - 5 months. 2013., One million pieces.

Development of the market in the next few years will depend on the needs of consumers, the growth of the secondary demand for the food industry, the development of which is not predicted in the optimistic scenario. But later, the market growth will be at a low level and it is expected that a five-year term, production will reach pre-crisis levels. Such a situation will also affect the expansion of foreign markets.

Domestic operators indicate positive trends for the future of container glass industry. This is due to the expansion of applications of this type of packaging. Thus, the average rate of growth of the market of glass containers for the period of 2013-2016 years. around 3% in real terms.