Glass Price Trends

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Glass. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of Glass for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


Glass refers to a non-crystalline, mostly transparent amorphous solid, which has wide applications in technological, practical, and decorative areas. It is used in windowpanes, lamps, automobiles, tableware, and optics. It transmits, reflects and refracts light and these properties of Glass can further be enhanced by cutting and polishing to make optical lenses, prisms, etc. Glass is usually formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of the molten form; but some glasses such as volcanic glass occur naturally.

Industrial Uses

  • Architectural glass and windows 
  • Automotive parts
  • Glass art
  • Optics
  • lens
  • Bottles
  • Laboratory glassware and tableware

Production Process

  • Production of Glass via Float Glass Process; and via Glassblowing Process

Glass is basically produced using two primary processes, that is, the float glass process, which is generally utilised to produce sheet glass, and the glassblowing process which is typically utilised to produce bottles and other containers. Once the desired form of glass is produced, it is generally annealed to remove stresses and enhance its hardness and durability, followed by surface treatments, coatings or lamination to improve the chemical durability and finishing. 

Supplier Database:    

  • O-I Glass, Inc. (Owens-Illinois Inc)
  • Ardagh Group S.A.
  • Verallia
  • Anadolu Cam
  • Vidrala
  • Saint Gobain Group
  • Oceanside Glass & Tile

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).