As a driving force for growth, on the one hand, the demand for packaging in developing and emerging industrial countries based on affluence and population growth has also increased. On the other hand, the packaging sectors of Western industrialized countries benefit from competition from diversified varieties and increased sales points.
The total output value of the French packaging industry exceeds 18 billion euros, and more than 105,000 people are employed. The organization of this industry has the following characteristics:
(1) Glass packaging is very concentrated;
Twenty-two, plastic packaging is relatively scattered, but growing steadily;
3. Wood packaging is mainly for handicraft applications. The Alps Ron region is a leader in the packaging industry (more than 11% of the industry's employees are concentrated here), and it is characterized by packaging. In addition, ANT Normandy occupies an important position in the glass industry. The main application areas of the French packaging industry are the industry (66%) and the cosmetics industry (12%). France is the fourth largest instrument processing market in Europe after Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy, accounting for 13% of the market. Industry is also one of the largest industries in Britain, serving other industries. The market fragmentation characteristic is fully reflected in the differences in corporate structure: less than 20 printing companies each employ more than 500 employees, while more than 550 small companies need only 50 to 499 people.
Although packaging is an important industry. But it does not exist independently, but depends on industries such as food and beverage, personal care, and medicine. The British packaging industry has a significant proportion of the global total of light industrial and heavy industrial products.
The annual consumption of packaging materials also reached 9.6 million tons. Per capita consumption of packaging materials in the UK is lower in European countries, but also accounts for 5% of the production industry. 70% and 80% of the packaging materials are used in light industry consumer crystals, and the rest are used in industries such as large-scale chemical, mechanical and agricultural industries.
The Packaging Federation estimates that there are currently 2,000 packaging material production companies in the UK with 100,000 employees, accounting for only 3% of all employees in the UK's production sector. The largest concentration areas are in northwest England, east Midland, Yorkshire and Humber. These regions have concentrated 40% of their employees.