Printing Ink Market - Consistent Growth of EU Printing Ink Exports Decelerates, Affected by the Weak Intra-EU Trade

Paints and Varnishes August 10, 2016
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

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Total exports on the EU printing ink market by EU Member States grew steadily over the past six years. However, this growth decelerated in the last year, amounting to 3,135 million EUR in 2015. Data regarding the EU trade with non-EU countries shows that the EU remains a net exporter of printing ink.

EU Exports Of Printing Ink

Germany (33%), the Netherlands (18%), and the UK (13%) were the main suppliers of printing ink among the EU members, with a combined 64% share of total exports in 2015. From 2007 to 2015, the Netherlands (+6.1% per year) was the fastest growing supplier among the leaders. The UK showed more modest growth, while Germany displayed negative dynamics (-3.4%) over the last eight years. Moreover, the Netherlands (+7 percentage points) and the UK (+2 percentage points) strengthened their positions in the European exports, while Germany saw its share reduced from 41% in 2007 to 33% in 2015.

The EU Member States engaged in the majority of the printing ink trade, while the extra-EU exports accounted for about 32% of the total in 2015. Extra-EU exports of printing ink reached 1,018 million EUR that year, which was 6% more than the year before.

Since the share of extra-EU exports in the total EU printing ink output amounted to about 28% in 2015, EU printing ink industry is sensitive to the environment on the foreign markets. The stable demand from overseas markets provides significant support to the recovery of the EU printing ink manufacturing industry. For many years, Russia (13%), the U.S. (9%), and Turkey (8%) were the main foreign markets. Shipments to these countries traditionally make up about 30% of extra-EU exports.

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Source: EU: Printing Ink - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020