The use of aluminium closures is rising – so much so, that screwcaps now account for almost 30% of the total global bottled still wine market, according to recent Euromonitor research.
In 2012, the market share of aluminium closures in Europe alone was around 26%, but by 2016 this had risen to 29.6%.
“These reports show that aluminium closures are continuing to show strong advantages over other wine closure types,” said Guido Aufdemkamp, executive director of the Aluminium Closures Group. “These reports show that aluminium closures are continuing to show strong advantages over other wine closure types.”
According to information supplied by the Group, the aluminium closures market represents around 9bn units annually, out of 30bn bottles of wine sold worldwide in 2016. The major drive of global growth has been the US market, but there has been strong growth in Germany, the UK, France and the Netherlands as well.
“In addition, it is worth noting that while the global volume of bottled still wine measures in 0.75L equivalent bottles by IWSR decreased by 2.8% in the period of 2012 to 2016 to 23.3 billion bottles, Euromonitor shows the total number of wine bottles sold worldwide was stable,” he said.
The Aluminium Closure Group represents the major manufacturers of aluminium closures, strip and sheets for closures, or 75% of global production.