Pandemic boosts sales of aluminum cans

Sales of aluminum cans for food and beverages jumped 7.3% to 32 billion in 2020 because of the increase in consumption by people locked at home during the pandemic. The can industry plans to invest R$2 billion in 2021 and 2022 to build three new factories and to expand existing production lines. Beer was one of the products that help the expansion on sales as brewers opted for cans to better attend residential demand. In early 2020, 55% of the beer sold in the country was in cans. By the end of the year, the number had jumped to 70%.

Source: Valor International