Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Registrant Name OWENS ILLINOIS INC /DE/
Entity Central Index Key 0000812074
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2014
Amendment Flag false
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 164,843,793
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2