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/Facts & figures

Facts & figures

The glass industry closed out 2016 with a growth in revenue of 2.6 percent, while total revenue was around EUR 9.42bn. This result is attributable first and foremost to foreign sales, which amounted to EUR 3.79bn in 2016. This corresponds to a growth of 5.1 percent over 2015 (EUR 3.60bn). 

Domestic sales increased slightly, with a growth in revenue of 1,1% to EUR 5.64bn (201: EUR 5.58bn). The number of employees in the glass industry remained constant at approximately 53,000 in 2016.

You can find the BV Glas annual reports of the last years here.

The German glass industry at a glance

Overview of the industrial sectors

Production of glass

Imports of glass

Exports of glass

Imports: most significant countries

Exports: most significant countries

Container glass at a glance

Flat glass at a glance

Flat glass finishing at a glance

Utility and special glass at a glance

Glass fibres at a glance

Tableware glass at a glance


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