Tissue Paper Market - Italy Ranks First Among EU Hygiene Paper Goods Producers and Exporters

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard December 09, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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From 2007 to 2014, EU production on the tissue paper market showed negative dynamics, falling from 2,611 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 1,975 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 3.9% over the period under review. In value terms, EU tissue and towel production reached/decreased to 2,234 million EUR in 2014, falling by 2.5% annually.

Italy was the largest producer of hygiene paper products in absolute volumes (852 thousand tonnes). It was distantly followed by Germany (227 thousand tonnes), the United Kingdom (84 thousand tonnes) and Finland (45 thousand tonnes).

Positive dynamics in hygiene paper goods production among the main producing countries from 2007 to 2014 were obzerved in Germany (+0.8% per year) and Italy (+1.4% per year), while for the United Kingdom and Finland the paces of growth were negative.

Italy dominated in EU tissue and towel production and trade. In 2014, Italy exported 40% of its total hygiene paper products output. Of this amount, 15% was supplied to Germany, where Italy's toilet paper, tissues and towels held a 23% share of total Germany's imports.

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Source: EU: Toilet Or Facial Tissue Stock, Towel And Similar Paper - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020