EU - Ethyl Alcohol - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Article Publishing Date: May 31, 2022

Ethanol Import Prices in EU Pick Up 17%

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Ethyl Alcohol - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The EU ethanol market was estimated at approx. $5B in 2021. The largest ethanol markets in the European Union were France, Germany and Poland, together comprising 48% of the total market. These countries were followed by the Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Spain, Austria and Finland, which together accounted for a further 42%.

EU Ethanol Consumption by Country

Ethanol consumption in the European Union was estimated at approx. 4.8M tonnes in 2021. The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were France, Germany and Poland, together comprising 49% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Sweden, the Netherlands, Romania, Austria, Denmark, Finland and Spain, which together accounted for a further 41%.

EU Ethanol Production

Production of ethyl alcohol in the European Union was estimated at approx. 4M tonnes in 2021. Overall, production, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern from 2007 to 2021. Over the period under review, production attained the peak volume at 4.3M tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, production failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, ethanol production contracted to $4B in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% from 2007 to 2021.

France, Poland and Belgium remain the leading ethanol manufacturers accounting for nearly a half of ethanol volume produced in the European Union.

EU Ethanol Imports

After three years of growth, supplies from abroad of ethyl alcohol decreased by -10.1% to 5.5M tonnes in 2021. This figure includes trade volumes between the EU countries and shipped outside the EU.Total imports indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.1%.

In value terms, ethanol imports amounted to $5.9B in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a prominent expansion.

Imports by Country

In 2021, the Netherlands (1.5M tonnes) and Germany (1M tonnes) were the key importers of ethyl alcohol in the European Union, together amounting to approx. 45% of total volume. France (536K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 9.8% share, followed by Belgium (6.7%) and Sweden (6.7%). The following importers - Italy (243K tonnes), Greece (235K tonnes), the Czech Republic (172K tonnes), Romania (159K tonnes), Denmark (156K tonnes), Finland (133K tonnes), Poland (129K tonnes) and Spain (127K tonnes) - together made up 25% of total purchases.

France, Sweden, Greece, Czechia and Romania saw a growth of ethanol purchases over the last year, while other countries reduced supplies from abroad.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($1.7B), Germany ($1.1B) and France ($558M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2021, with a combined 56% share of total imports. Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Romania, Spain, Finland and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average ethanol import price in the European Union amounted to $1,076 per tonne, surging by 17% against the previous year. Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in the Czech Republic ($1,287 per tonne) and Spain ($1,215 per tonne), while Greece ($970 per tonne) and Italy ($981 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Italy (+2.3%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

EU Ethanol Exports

In 2021, shipments abroad of ethyl alcohol decreased by -1% to 5M tonnes for the first time since 2018, thus ending a two-year rising trend. This figure includes trade volumes between the EU countries and shipped outside the EU.Total exports indicated a resilient expansion from 2007 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.5%.

In value terms, ethanol exports totaled $5.5B in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. Over the period under review, exports, however, posted a resilient increase.

Exports by Country

In 2021, the Netherlands (1.4M tonnes), distantly followed by Belgium (729K tonnes), France (634K tonnes), Hungary (625K tonnes), Germany (386K tonnes) and Spain (306K tonnes) were the main exporters of ethyl alcohol, together making up 83% of total supplies. Poland (214K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($1.7B) remains the largest ethanol supplier in the European Union, comprising 31% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($766M), with a 14% share of total supplies. It was followed by Belgium, with a 12% share.

From 2007 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in the Netherlands stood at +27.2%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (+3.6% per year) and Belgium (+9.8% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The export price in the European Union stood at $1,110 per tonne in 2021, surging by 12% against the previous year. Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in Spain ($1,222 per tonne) and France ($1,210 per tonne), while Hungary ($934 per tonne) and Belgium ($940 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France (+5.0%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the ethanol 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20147400 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume. .80 % (important: excluding alcohol duty)
• Prodcom 20147500 - Denatured ethyl alcohol and other denatured spirits, of any strength

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• 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

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 2012–2021
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 2012–2021
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 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2012–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2021
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