According to data released today by the European Federation of Glass Containers (FEVE), in the first half of 2018, the output of glass packaging in Europe (in tonnage) increased by 1% compared with the same period last year, and increased by 1% in terms of output only (Figure 1). This growth is consistent with the best data achieved in the whole year of 2017 (i.e. 2% increase in output and weight and 2.4% increase in quantity), which is also advantageous compared with the historical trend since 2012. During the period 2012-2017, production increased by nearly 1.7 million tons, with an increase rate of 8.3%; the number increased by 6.4 billion, with an increase rate of 8.9% (Figure 2). To sum up, all food and beverage markets have experienced growth in demand for glass. At the same time, market prospects for small bottles such as perfumes, cosmetics and medicines are also very optimistic.