Plastic Packaging consumed 70 percent in Turkey

Birpet Packaging / May 13, 2017
Türkiye`de Tüketilen Ambalajın Yüzde 70`i Plastik

Plastic packaging, which ranked first with a 40 percent share in the plastics industry, continued to rise in 2016 as well. According to PAGEV's report, in 2016, plastic packaging increased by 6 percent to 3.6 million tons and amounted to 11.9 billion dollars with an increase of 3 percent. With this amount of plastic production continued leadership by taking 70 percent share of the total packaging production in Turkey. The amount of production Turkey, the world had its share of 2.6 percent.

Plastic packaging, which has become an essential part of our daily lives; food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment industry. Protecting the product from external factors and extending its shelf life and providing consumers with ease of transportation under hygiene conditions, packaging is the number one choice of the food sector. With its ease of use, long-term preservation, light weight, cost advantage, energy saving and environmental factors, the use of plastics, which are alternatives to materials such as paper, steel, aluminum, wood and glass, is increasing all over the world.

The Turkish Plastic Industrialists Research, Development and Education Foundation (PAGEV) also announced a comprehensive report on the 2016 performance of plastic packaging, which constitutes its most important item, with a 40 percent share in the overall plastics industry.

Turkey, the world took a 2.6 percent share of the production of plastic packaging ...

Today, there are around 450 companies operating in the plastic packaging materials sector. These companies reached 3.6 million tons of production in 2016 with an increase of 6% in terms of quantity compared to the previous year. 3 percent increase in value basis was $ 11.9 billion. The amount of plastic packaging production continued leadership by taking 70 parts in total package üretimindenyüz in Turkey.

Turkey, in 2016 3.6 million tons of plastic packaging products with 2.6 percent share of the world total production took off.

In the last year, the sector's consumption in the domestic market increased by 3.3 percent in terms of quantity to 3.1 million tons and increased by 2.7 percent in value terms to 11.4 billion dollars. The total consumption of packaging materials, plastic packaging in Turkey 33 percent shares received in the first place.

The leader of the packaging sector with 56% share in the export of plastic packaging…

The amount of exports of the sector in 2016 increased by 6.5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and rose to 864 thousand tons. Export value was $ 2.2 billion with an increase of 1 percent. Plastic packaging exports continued to be the leader in exports as well as production with a share of 56 percent in the total exports of the packaging sector.

The countries that export the plastic packaging to 150 countries of the world are the most exported countries in 2016; Germany, Britain, Iraq, France and Italy are listed.

The total plastics packaging materials in 2016, which is a net exporter of foreign trade in Turkey, we yılplas packaging materials in the amount of 433 thousand tons last year gave more than 491 million dollars in foreign trade in value.

Yavuz Eroğlu, Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Plastic Industrialists Research, Development and Training Foundation (PAGEV), evaluating the 2016 performance of the plastic packaging industry, said: “Despite the economic recession in the manufacturing sectors to which the final product is connected, our packaging industry has successfully completed the year. In particular, the growing domestic demand triggered the increase in the production of plastic packaging industry. Packaging that provides convenience to consumers under hygiene conditions is the number one choice of the food sector. Because plastic packaging protects our foods, extends their life and prevents food waste. Accordingly, in 2016, it was 3.6 million tons with an increase of 6% in terms of quantity and 11.9 billion dollars with an increase of 3% in terms of value. With this amount of plastic packaging production in Turkey has reached 70 percent share of the total packaging production. In addition, our share in total world production reached 2.6 percent. ”

Yavuz Eroğlu stated that they aim to increase the export of plastic packaging products to USD 5.5 billion in 2023 and said: mek To achieve this goal, we have identified various strategies and we need to implement them. The most important of these strategies is to design, respond to the needs, produce technological products, to model the best practices of leading countries and institutions in the packaging industry, which have come to the fore with R & D in the world. In addition, in order to increase international competitiveness, mechanisms should be developed to encourage mergers and acquisitions, university-industry cooperation should be increased, and R & D and innovation activities should be placed in both industry and universities. ”

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