Report on the state of the packaging sector

According to very early analysis, the packaging sector is expected to finish 2016 with 1.4% production growth, in terms of volume, compared to the previous year.
This increase is added to the +1% recorded between 2013 and 2014.

This growth is evidenced by the strong performance of exports (+3%). Imports also grew by +7%, sustaining 0.3% growth of apparent use.
However, the modest growth of packaging (expressed in tonnes) is driven by the rise of plastic packaging, flexible polylaminates for converting in particular, which require less weight than many other container types for the same capacity.
The data used in this analysis are taken from the database of Istituto Italiano Imballaggio.