Globally, total packaging machinery sales totalled $19 845bn in 2000, up less than 1% from 1999 [$19 438bn]. The US extending its packaging machinery market share by 2% about 30% of the worldwide market. The US extended its packaging machinery market share by 2% to about 30% of the worldwide market.
The largest percentage gain in packaging machinery sales were experienced by Spain [+39% to $584M], China [+12% to $1.8bn] and Japan [+9% to $3.83bn}. The largest percentage losses were experienced by the UK [-21% to $525M], Germany [-7% to $3.161bn] and Italy [-7% to $2.3bn].