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Facts and Figures

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


Source: Austropapier. Annual report 2017/2018
Austrian paper industry – key data 2017
Staffapprox. 7,800
Production (paper & cardboard)4,860,000 metric tons
Export quota87.8 %
Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, Annual report 2017/2018
Austrian paper and board converting industry – key data 2017
Staffapprox. 9,100
Production value (in Euro)approx. 2.25 billion
Export quota74.2 %
Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, Annual report 2017/2018. *) Total exports of the 3 positions: EUR 993 million
Austrian paper and board converting industry - production and exports by product group 2017
Product groupProduction in EUR millionShare on total production in %Export in EUR million
Folding boxes, solid fibre board37116.5314
Corrugated cardboard, corrugated packaging55324.6311
Flexible packaging1446.449
Hygienic paper products2139.5*
Office products1195.3*
Other paper products84737.7*
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the paper industry in Austria by net turnover in million euro (2017)
1. Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG 2,336.80
2. Prinzhorn Holding GmbH 1,461.00
3. delfortgroup AG  779.60
4.Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH & Co KG 652.54
5.Zellstoff Pöls AG 279.00
6.SIG Combibloc GmbH & Co KG 269.94
7.Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG 264.00
8.UPM - Kymmene Austria GmbH (vormals Steyrermühl AG) 260.00
9. Laakirchen Papier AG 240.50
10.Norske Skog Bruck GmbH 186.10


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 %

Paper, card and corrugated card packaging (2017)

With a value percentage of 47.5 % packaging is by far the largest sector of the paper and board converting industry.

The amount of packaging recycled from paper, card and corrugated card reached 89%.

Source: PROPAK Products of Paper & Cardboard, Annual Report 2017/2018

Source: Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry; Statistics Austria
Plastics (2017)
Companies (plastics processing industry)567
Share of packaging on the total production of the plastics processing industry15.7 %
Production value of packaging within the plastics processing industryEUR 1,180 million
Source: Association of the Austrian Glass Industry, Annual report 2017
Glass (2017)
Companies approx. 50
Staff 7,200
Production value EUR 1,169 million
Packaging glass production (in metric tons) 420.754
Total selective glass collection for recycling (in metric tons) 239.770
Recycling rate 80 %

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