Germany’s folding cartons industry had to cope with another slight decline in sales and volumes last year, according to the trade association of the German folding carton industry (Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie, FFI).
Production output recorded by folding cartons manufacturers in Germany dropped by 1.9% to 842,313 t in 2016 compared to the previous year. During the same period, sales decreased by 2.3% to €1.82bn.
The total output of active FFI members fell by 3.2% to 489,290 t in 2016. Sales receded by 2.2% against the previous year to €1.16bn
The development seen in the industry over the past few years thus continued last year.