More aerosols were manufactured in the UK last year than ever before according to latest statistics that also point to anti-perspirants as the constant, driving force across the sector.
British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) figures show 1.566 billion cans were filled in 2018, an increase of 4.5 million units compared to the previous year.
BAMA has reported record performances in three of the last four years. It’s Chief Executive Patrick Heskins said: “This is an outstanding result, especially when placed in the context of challenging market conditions and one of the most difficult festive trading periods in the last decade.”
The personal care sector continues to account for the largest volume – with anti-perspirants still the biggest seller in the sector and across the industry overall. BAMA data shows that 478 million anti-perspirants were manufactured in 2018, increasing the 2017 production by eight million units.
“Aerosols provide a convenient solution for billions of consumers’ daily routines, and while personal care items dominate the filling figures, we’ve seen impressive growth in a number of sectors, including medical and pharmaceuticals.”
Industrial, technical and veterinary products recorded significant growth, together with other niche household products, such as shoe care products and oven cleaners.
Aluminium continued to be the packaging material of choice for most products, with 879.7 million products filled – a 3.6 percent increase on the previous year. Tinplate filling fell by 2.58 percent to 608.1 million.