• 08 – 10 October 2024
  • Exhib. Centre Düsseldorf

Market growth of aluminium aerosol cans

Deodorant and hair care markets create high demand and increase deliveries by 6.6 percent

13 September 2023

Aluminium aerosol cans: Worldwide deliveries increase by 6.6 percent

The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Can Manufacturers (AEROBAL) recently announced that global shipments by its members increased by 6.6 percent to just over 3.2 billion units in the first half of 2023. The market growth is mainly due to demand from the volume-dominant areas of deodorants, hair spray and hair mousses, which each grew by around 8 percent compared to the same period last year. With growth of almost 5 percent, demand from the pharmaceutical sector also developed positively. Deliveries to the market for shaving foams even increased in the mid double-digit range. Demand from the food and household products sectors, on the other hand, declined by 2.5 and 12.5 percent respectively.

Market growth was driven in particular by deliveries to the 27 EU member states including the UK and to South and North America, which increased by a good 11 and 6 percent respectively. Demand from Asia, Australia and Africa stagnated, while deliveries to the Middle East declined by around 8 percent.


Sustainability still of high importance

The issue of sustainability continues to be a focus throughout the industry and among customers. Due to the great interest in packaging with the lowest possible carbon footprint, the demand for aluminium cans with the highest possible proportion of post-consumer recycled material is particularly high. However, the global availability of high-quality aluminium scrap needed for the technically demanding production of aluminium aerosol cans is limited. Design for recycling is also a key issue to ensure that aluminium aerosol cans are successfully and safely returned to the recyclable material cycle with a minimum of material input and packaging complexity.

Economic conditions and labour shortages

However, the weakening global economy, persistently high inflation and labour shortages are clouding the mood in the aluminium aerosol can industry, even though demand for aerosol cans is currently still satisfactory.

"In particular, stubborn inflation is causing uncertainty among both our member companies and consumers. Companies are facing higher interest rates and investment costs, and consumers are suffering from further loss of purchasing power. Whether these developments will impact the aerosol can industry with full force remains to be seen. We hope that the level of investment in our industry will remain high to further expand competitiveness. Moreover, demand for fast-moving consumer goods such as aerosol cans has in the past been able to largely decouple itself from negative economic cycles. We hope that this will continue in the second half of 2023," summarises AEROBAL Secretary General Gregor Spengler.


Original source: AEROBAL