FEA releases 2022 European aerosol production figures
The annual data is collected from FEA members, and focuses on giving a detailed summary of European aerosol product production by country, segment and type.
The United Kingdom (UK), Germany and France provided more than 55% of annual aerosol production in Europe for all segments. FEA reported that the UK produced 1.4 billion units (27%), Germany 971 million (18.3%) and France 650 million (12.2%).
With 533.7 million units, Italy was the fourth-largest aerosol producer, at 10%. Netherlands (7.6%) followed, with 404.4 million and Spain (5.4%) with 287 million units.
Production by segment
Personal care and household products represented more than three-quarters of European production. The former category formed over half (55.1%) of units filled, whilst the latter was over one-fifth (21.1%).
Within this category, deodorants/antiperspirants significantly made up the bulk of aerosol units filled, at 1.6 million. Hairsprays followed, at 422.7k. Shaving mousses & gels reached 309k, and hair mousses 251.5k.
For the household segment, air fresheners were produced at the greatest volume, reaching 537.5k. Insecticides & plant protection products were next, with 220.4k units reported as being filled. A total of 107k care products (fabric, furniture, leather, shoe, textile) were produced, and cleaning products were at 60.5k.
In terms of other products, which made up 23.8% of aerosol products filled in Europe, paints & varnishes (including automobile use) were reported as being 302k. The number for industrial and technical products was 268.9k, and food was 254k. Automotive products (excluding paints) reached 220k, and pharmaceutical & veterinary products were said to be 106.4k.
European aerosol production was 5.5 billion in 2012, and stood at 5.3 billion for 2022, a slight dip. The US saw a similar decline in units filled, with 3.8 billion units produced in 2012, and 3.7 billion last year. China, however, saw a strong increase over the past decade, with 1.5 billion units in 2012, and 2.6 billion in 2022.