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Poland's packaging industry stands up to Covid-19

10 Sep 2020 − 

The close linkage between the food industry and the packaging sector has so far helped Poland's packaging companies to survive the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic almost without losses.

Around 65 per cent of all packaging produced in Poland is intended for food and beverages. In a statement published in early August, Polska Izba Opakowań (PIO), the Polish association of packaging producers, explained that producers primarily supplying furniture manufacturers or automobile companies were most affected by lost sales. According to data compiled by PIO, in the course of the pandemic the market share of packaging for the food industry rose by between 10 per cent and 12 per cent in the first half of this year. The share of packaging materials for the medical-pharmaceutical sector grew by 3 per cent, whereas the share of packaging for cosmetics and sanitary products rose by 2 per cent.

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