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Article Publishing Date: Oct 6, 2020

The European Acrylic Polymer Market Hit Record Highs at $5.7B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Acrylic Polymers (In Primary Forms) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

For the fourth year in a row, the EU acrylic polymer market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by 1.3% to $5.7B in 2019. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Consumption by Country 

The country with the largest volume of acrylic polymer consumption was France (876K tonnes), accounting for 28% of total volume. Moreover, acrylic polymer consumption in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Italy (358K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (311K tonnes), with a 9.9% share.

In France, acrylic polymer consumption increased at an average annual rate of +16.6% over the period from 2013-2019. In other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Italy (+10.9% per year) and Germany (+0.5% per year).

In value terms, France ($1B), Italy ($727M) and Germany ($695M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, together comprising 43% of the total market. These countries were followed by Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Spain, which together accounted for a further 36%.

The countries with the highest levels of acrylic polymer per capita consumption in 2019 were Belgium (15 kg per person), the Netherlands (14 kg per person) and France (13 kg per person).

Production in the EU

Acrylic polymer production expanded notably to 3.8M tonnes in 2019, surging by 6.7% against 2018. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.7% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of acrylic polymer production in 2019 were France (1.3M tonnes), Germany (878K tonnes) and Belgium (476K tonnes), with a combined 71% share of total production.

From 2013 to 2019, the biggest increases were in France, while acrylic polymer production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2019, approx. 2.8M tonnes of acrylic polymers (in primary forms) were imported in the European Union; surging by 3.1% against 2018 figures. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% over the period from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The volume of imports peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future. In value terms, acrylic polymer imports fell modestly to $5.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Imports by Country

In 2019, Germany (495K tonnes), followed by Italy (313K tonnes), Poland (294K tonnes), France (267K tonnes), the Netherlands (237K tonnes), the UK (211K tonnes), Belgium (194K tonnes) and Spain (185K tonnes) represented the major importers of acrylic polymers (in primary forms), together committing 77% of total imports. Sweden (115K tonnes), the Czech Republic (109K tonnes), Austria (79K tonnes) and Finland (57K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2013 to 2019, the biggest increases were in the Czech Republic, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($1.1B), Italy ($628M) and Poland ($555M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 39% share of total imports. These countries were followed by France, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Austria and Finland, which together accounted for a further 50%.

Import Prices by Country

The acrylic polymer import price in the European Union stood at $2,030 per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -7.7% against the previous year. Overall, the import price showed a noticeable reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 an increase of 11% y-o-y. The level of imports peaked at $2,502 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Belgium ($2,238 per tonne) and Germany ($2,191 per tonne), while the Czech Republic ($1,727 per tonne) and Sweden ($1,728 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Austria, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20165350 - Polymethyl methacrylate, in primary forms
• Prodcom 20165390 - Acrylic polymers, in primary forms (excluding polymethyl methacrylate)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the acrylic polymer market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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