March 19: Europe’s beverage can shipments grew by 5 percent last year reaching 52.7 billion, according to Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) which represents the interests of the leading manufacturers.
Growth was strongest in cans used for beer and alcoholic drinks with an increase of 6.5 percent to 28.1bn, while cans for soft drinks grew by 3.5 percent to 24.6bn.
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