In 2020, European exports of household and sanitary paper articles rose by +1.1% y-o-y to 2.9M tonnes, which equated to $5.9B. Supplies from Germany, Italy, Poland and France constitute more than half of total European exports. Germany remains the second-largest exporter of household and sanitary paper articles worldwide and the prime supplier to other European countries. In 2020, the average export price for household and sanitary paper articles in the EU remained almost unchanged compared to the previous year’s figures.
In 2020, total imports of wallpaper and wall coverings in the EU stood at $361M. France, Latvia and the Netherlands emerged as the top-importers of wallpaper and wall coverings in the EU. Latvia featured the highest spike in imports in 2020. Germany, Belgium and Italy were the major suppliers to France. Ukraine dominated the Latvian imports, while most products imported to the Netherlands came from the UK and Germany.
The U.S. (208K tonnes) and Germany (199K tonnes) represented roughly 20% of total imports of toilet paper in 2018.
In 2018, approx. 2.1M tonnes of toilet paper were exported worldwide; going up by 4.9% against the previous year. In value terms, toilet paper exports totaled $3.7B in 2018.
In value terms, the U.S. ($375M), Germany ($320M) and the Netherlands ($164M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 24% share of global imports.
The UK wallpaper consumption peaked at $209M in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.
Paper dishes and cups imports in the EU amounted to $912M in 2018. The UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and France, represented more than half of total imports.
The revenue of the paper sack and bag market in Asia-Pacific amounted to $22.6B in 2018. The level of paper sack and bag consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.