Latin America is expected to be a key growth region for metal beverage cans used in the packaging of beer, with an additional 3 billion units expected to be generated over 2013-2018. This is despite the established returnable system for glass bottles characterising Latin American countries, as retail distribution and consumption patterns are both changing. The beverage can, as one-way packaging, enables brewers to stand out on the shelves of new retailing outlets; at the same time, the can is also answering demand from Latin American consumers for more single-serve pack sizes.
Metal Beverage Can Sales in Beer by Region and Forecast Growth
Source: Euromonitor International