Poland's packaging industry records strong growth in 2018

Production of paper, plastic, metal and glass packaging
in Poland increased by more than 6% in 2018.
29 Jan 2019 − 

Food sector is showing growing interest in high-quality packaging, according to the industry association PIO.

2018 was a good year for the Polish packaging industry. According to the Polish Chamber of Packaging (PIO; Polska Izba Opakowań), the production volume of plastic, paper, board, glass and metal packaging produced rose last year by an average of 6.5%. The association states that rising demand was particularly strong in the food sector, where growing interest in high-quality packaging in particular was observable.

Domestic demand drove economic activity in Poland, with the country's gross domestic product rising to a higher extent than in the year before. The general improvement of the economic situation both in Europe - especially in Germany, Poland's primary trading partner - and in other regions of the world also played an important role.

According to preliminary PIO figures, the value of the Polish packaging market increased to around €11bn in 2018. Presumably, the industry thereby reached the highest growth rate in this decade; Various economic experts predict that the general economic development will lose some momentum in the current year.

This article is part of our free coverage on the paper, board and packaging industry in Poland. EUWID Pulp and Paper is also publishing a bi-monthly market and price report for the market in Poland which is only available to our subscribers.

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