The aluminum tube and aerosol can industry in Germany is resilient and reliable, also in times of crisis

The development of the aluminum tubes and aerosol can market in the first half of 2021 can only be adequately assessed for the German market in retrospect to 2020 because the first quarter of 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis was still characterized by extremely lively demand from all end consumer markets.

Food and household sectors stable in the crisis, pharmaceuticals mixed, cosmetics weaker

In the course of the crisis, however, deliveries to the cosmetics market, which dominates in terms of volume, declined significantly due to mobility restrictions and temporary closures of hairdressing salons, beauty and care studios and duty-free shops in airports. The demand for deodorants and hair colours fell noticeably, with the hair colour segment weakening particularly in the first quarter of 2021.

Deliveries to the food and household sectors even went up significantly against the trend during this period. In contrast, demand from the pharmaceutical market was mixed because drug prescriptions went down due to the decline in doctor visits during the pandemic.

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