Uzbek Glass Industry Outlook

The glass industry in Uzbekistan is diverse and encompasses various product segments. These segments include glass in different forms such as balls, rods, or tubes, cast and rolled glass in sheets or profiles, drawn and blown glass in sheets, float glass, safety glass, multiple-walled insulating units of glass, glass mirrors, and various types of glass containers. Additionally, the industry also deals with glassware used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, or indoor decoration, signaling glassware and optical elements of glass, as well as more specialized forms like paving blocks, slabs, bricks, squares, tiles, and other articles of pressed or moulded glass. Laboratory, hygienic or pharmaceutical glassware, glass fibres, and glass wool, as well as other glass products, are also part of this sector.

In terms of market trends and performance, a few key points can be highlighted:

  1. Multiple-Walled Insulating Units of Glass: The average export price for these products in Uzbekistan was around $34 per square meter in 2022, maintaining stability from the previous year. The import price, on the other hand, saw an increase of 18% from the previous year, standing at about $32 per square meter in 2022. This segment of the market provides a comprehensive overview of the latest data on market trends and opportunities, including consumption, production, and price developments, as well as global trade dynamics.
  2. Bottles, Jars, and Other Glass Containers: This segment is a significant part of the Uzbek glass industry. The market overview includes detailed analyses of market size, structure, trade balance, per capita consumption, and forecasts up to 2030. It helps in understanding the current state of the market and its future prospects.
  3. Glass in the Mass: Tajikistan emerged as a major foreign market for this segment, accounting for 83% of total exports from Uzbekistan, followed by Kazakhstan with a 17% share. The export price for glass in the mass was about $35 per ton in 2022, which was a significant decrease from the previous year. The import price also showed a reduction, amounting to $104 per ton in 2022.
  4. Overall Market and Product Segments: The Uzbek glass industry’s market size and its division into different product segments demonstrate both current market conditions and growth rates from 2019 to 2027. The industry’s development in the future includes various glass products ranging from basic forms to more specialized items.

The glass industry in Uzbekistan, thus, shows a mix of stability and growth in different segments. The insights into prices, market sizes, and future forecasts indicate that the industry is adapting and evolving with market demands and opportunities. For businesses looking to venture into or expand within this industry, these insights can be crucial for making informed decisions and strategizing effectively.