Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Registrant Name OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0000812074
Document Type 10-Q
Document Quarterly Report true
Document Transition Report false
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019
Entity File Number 1-9576
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Tax Identification Number 22-2781933
Entity Address, Address Line One One Michael Owens Way
Entity Address, City or Town Perrysburg
Entity Address, State or Province OH
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 43551
City Area Code 567
Local Phone Number 336-5000
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $.01 par value
Trading Symbol OI
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Amendment Flag false
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Small Business false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Shell Company false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 155,456,952
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2