Economic

Industry employment and production

Creating value, regionally.

People are the drivers of development within the Steel for Packaging industry. Employing 200,000 workers1 in Europe between them, APEAL member companies, who are active in several steel markets, represent a very significant proportion of the estimated 355,400 employed by the steel industry in Europe2. The steel for packaging sector today accounts for the direct employment of around 5,500 people in Europe.

APEAL’s members account for some 95% of Europe’s total production of steel for packaging, destined for the fast-moving consumer goods industry, and a broad range of industrial and consumer products.

1 – APEAL 2011
2 – Eurofer, 2011

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There are 6 key market segments for Steel for Packaging.

3%

Non-Packaging

9%

Closure*

8%

Aerosols

14%

General Line*

12%

Beverage

54%

Processed Food

* Closures (eg. lids)
* General Line (eg. household and industrial)

Steel for Packaging production (tinplate & ECCS) in Kt

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Source: Eurofer 2013

Stable production

Each year, 4 – 5 million tonnes of steel for packaging are produced (4.2 million tonnes in 2013) by APEAL member companies in 7 EU member states: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

In 2011, the combined turnover of APEAL’s member companies represented 3.6 billion euros3 .

3 – Eurofer, 2012