Economic Packaging Conference

Last June 7th, Milan hosted the Economic Packaging Conference, promoted by Italian Packaging Institute (Istituto Italiano Imballaggio) and realized in collaboration with Conai (National Packaging Consortium).

On this occasion, the economic and financial issues linked to the packaging supply chain were addressed from different points of view.

An opportunity to present updated economic data on the packaging sector in Italy.

The turnover of the sector was well above € 33.4 billion in 2018 (+ 2.6% compared to 2017) while the growth in volume was slightly lower (+ 2.4%), bringing the production of empty packaging (in Italy) to exceed 16.7 million tons.

In 2018 it was domestic demand that drove production, with an increase of 2.6%.

Imports register + 1.9%, while exports show a lower rise compared to the past few years (+ 0.8%).

 

 

Ample space was dedicated to the theme of sustainability, in light of recent legislative updates in the European Union, and to the economic impact of these innovations on the whole industrial and commercial world, but also on the final consumer!

 

 

Among the various materials, the performance of flexible packaging (+ 2.5%) stands out, showing a positive trend, year after year.

On the increase also the performance of paper and cardboard packaging (+ 2%), plastic (+ 1.1%) and steel and aluminium (+ 0.5%).

“The Italian packaging industry proves to be a dynamic and continuously developing sector,” said Anna Paola Cavanna, President of Istituto Italiano Imballaggio. «Italian industry, although linked to manufacturing production, is highly appreciated also outside national borders, thanks to the production of innovative and sustainable packaging, able to guarantee a high degree of safety of the contained product. We will continue to make our associates aware of these issues, in order to maintain and increase the competitive advantage of the sector “.

What’s next?

For the future it is expected that the packaging sector will tend immediately to stabilize its growth trend, registering a + 0.5% in 2019, to then increase the pace again in the following years, reaching, based on the hypotheses formulated, a rate of + 1.4% in 2020 and a + 1.9% in the two years between ’21 and ’22.

For the future it is expected that the packaging sector will stabilize the growth trend, registering a + 0.5% in 2019, increasing again in the following years and reaching, based on the hypotheses formulated, a rate of + 1.4% in the 2020 and a + 1.9% in the two-year period ’21-’22.

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