Germany’s folding cartons industry records slightly lower sales volume and revenues

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.

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