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Get a brief overview of the Austrian paper and packaging industries with these facts and figures.
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  • 86.6%

    export quota

    The export quota of the Austrian paper industry was 86.6% in 2018.

  • 85%

    recycling quota

    The recycling quota of packaging made of paper, cardboard and corrugated board was 85% in 2019. 

  • 28,400

    employees

    On a yearly average (2017), 28,400 people were employed in plastics processing companies.

  • 429,219

    tons of packaging glass

    The annual production of packaging glass was more than 429,200 tons in 2018.

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Paper

Source: Austropapier. Annual report 2020/2021
Austrian paper industry – key data 2020
Companies23
Staffapprox. 7,900
Production (paper & cardboard)4,718,542 metric tons
Export quota86.6 %
Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, Annual report 2019/2020
Austrian paper and board converting industry – key data 2019
Companies85
Staffapprox. 8,900
Production value (in Euro)approx. 2.37 billion
Export quota73.5 %
Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, Annual report 2019/2020. *) Total exports of the 3 positions: EUR 1,020 million
Austrian paper and board converting industry - production and exports by product group 2019
Product group Production in EUR million   Share on total production in %  Export in EUR million
Folding boxes, solid fibre board 411 17,4 345
Corrugated cardboard, corrugated packaging 606 25,6 332
Flexible packaging 146 6,2     42
Hygienic paper products 235 9,9 *
Office products 128 5,4 *
Other paper products 839 35,5 *
Total 2.365 100 1.739
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the paper industry in Austria by net turnover in million euro (2018)
1. Mondi Group 7.481,00
2. Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG 2.337,70
3. Prinzhorn Holding GmbH 1.586,59
4. delfortgroup AG 807,20
5. Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH & Co KG 687,85
6. Zellstoff Pöls AG 345,00
7. Laakirchen Papier AG (heinzel-paper) 334,60
8. SIG Combibloc GmbH & Co KG 283,29
9. UPM-Kymmene Austria GmbH (vormals Steyrermühl AG) 270,00
10. Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG 265,00


Packaging

Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, ÖIV 2017 
Material Share on total production in %, 2016
Paper, card, cardboard 35.2 %
Glass 21.2 %
Plastics 21.2 %
Wood 17.5 %
Metal 4.9 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry; Statistics Austria
Plastics (2017)
Companies (plastics processing industry) 567
Staff 28,400
Share of packaging on the total production of the plastics processing industry 15.7 %
Production value of packaging within the plastics processing industryEUR 1,180 million
Source: Association of the Austrian Glass Industry, Annual report 2020
Glass (2020)
Companies approx. 50
Staff 7,200
Production value EUR 1,035 million
Packaging glass production (in metric tons) 429.219
Total selective glass collection for recycling (in metric tons) 270.000
Recycling rate 85 %


Last update : 09. November 2021