The Mid-term Review of Industrial Policy in 2007 concluded that the integrated approach adopted in 2005 has been successful and should be continued. In order to do so, an up-todate
understanding of sectors is required and in recognition of this DG Enterprise and Industry set up a Framework Agreement for analysing the competitiveness of industry sectors. This report presents the work undertaken to study the competitiveness of the EU glass industry. The information presented in this report is based on data and literature collected from desk-based research and a questionnaire, the findings of which are presented in boxes in chapters two and three.