Italy Ranks First in EU Production of Organic Surface Active Agents

Soap And Detergents February 09, 2016
Author: Inna Ivonina
Account Manager

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of organic surface active agents showed mixed dynamics, eventually rising from 12.5 million tonnes in 2007 to 15.4 million tonnes in 2014. It expanded with a CAGR of +3.1% over the period under review. In value terms, EU active agent production was 17.2 billion EUR in 2014, growing by +2.3% annually.

The countries with the largest production of organic surface active agents in absolute volumes were Italy (2.9 million tonnes), Spain (2.3 million tonnes) and France (1.6 million tonnes).

Italy dominated in EU organic active agent production and ranked fourth in trade. In 2014, it exported 30% of its total organic agent output. Of this amount, 22% was supplied to France, where Italy's organic surface active agents held a 17% share of total French imports.

Source: EU: Organic Surface Active Agents - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020