Aluminium aerosol can market’s slight decline in 2020

There was a slight global decline in deliveries of aluminium aerosol cans in 2020, according to the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL).

2020 saw a difficult economic environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and global deliveries by AEROBAL members fell by 1.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. 

With a considerable total production of roughly 5.7 billion aluminium aerosol cans, the industry was only slightly below the record results of the past few years 

AEROBAL Secretary General Gregor Spengler stated: “Especially in this crisis situation, the advantages of aluminium aerosol cans as packaging material have once again come into their own. 

“Their outstanding safety and reliability, paired with excellent functionality and the exceptionally high hygiene standards, which are of course even more important in times of pandemics, have paid off. 

“Together with the efficiency and flexibility of our member companies, this has ensured that we have come relatively well through the difficult last year compared to other industries.”

The slight decline is due not least to lower demand for deodorants, the core market for aluminium aerosol cans. But sales of other personal care items and hair care products also declined. In addition to a general reluctance to consume, it was above all the mobility restrictions that had their effect. 

Since consumers were less on the go and going out, they also used less products such as deodorants and perfumes, body, hair care and cosmetic products. 

The uncertainty among consumers and various travel restrictions also caused the number of holiday trips to collapse dramatically, which also explains the noticeable decline in demand on the market for sunscreens and similar products. 

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