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The first quarter of 2022 saw strong domestic demand offset a continuing decline in exports for European aluminium foil deliveries. Overall, the tonnage produced, 244,700, was just 0.2% below the same period last year. Demand in the larger domestic market segment was up 5%, while exports dropped sharply by 27%, as pressures on several non-domestic fronts continue to weigh, according to figures released recently by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

Easter without chocolate bunnies? Unthinkable. According to the BDSI (Association of the German Confectionery Industry), a good 239 million bunnies will be produced in Germany alone in the 2022 season. Of these, 119 million will remain in Germany, while the remaining 120 million chocolate bunnies will be exported. The bunnies are very different: small, large, milk or dark chocolate. But almost all of them have one thing in common - a garment made of aluminium foil. There are good reasons for this, and not just the look.

Full year results for Europe’s aluminium foil rollers saw 2021 finish on a record high, as the sector delivered overall growth of 3,9% compared with the previous 12 months. Total tonnage increased to 967.000 (2020: 931.000t) led by sustained recovery in domestic demand, which added 7,5% across the whole year and 12,8% in Q4 alone, according to figures released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).