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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.


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