EU - Ethylene Glycol (Ethanediol) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Article Publishing Date: May 25, 2022

EU Ethylene Glycol Imports Soar to $1.5B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Ethylene Glycol (Ethanediol) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The EU ethylene glycol market was estimated at approx. $2.7B in 2021. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs and intermediaries' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

Germany, Italy and Poland were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2021, with a combined 48% share of the total market. Spain, Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Romania lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 33%.

EU Ethylene Glycol Consumption by Country

Consumption of ethylene glycol (ethanediol) in the European Union was estimated at approx. 3.1M tonnes in 2021. Germany constituted the country with the largest volume of ethylene glycol consumption, comprising approx. 29% of total volume. Moreover, ethylene glycol consumption in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Italy, twofold. The third position in this ranking was taken by Poland (284K tonnes), with a 9% share.

EU Ethylene Glycol Production

In 2021, approx. 2.4M tonnes of ethylene glycol were produced in the European Union. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2011 to 2021. The countries with the highest volumes of ethylene glycol production in 2021 were Germany, Belgium and Italy, with a combined 64% share of total production.

Over the past decade, the most notable rate of growth in terms of ethylene glycol production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Italy (+16.7%), while ethylene glycol production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

EU Ethylene Glycol Imports

For the third year in a row, the European Union recorded growth in supplies from abroad of ethylene glycol, which increased by 2% to 1.9M tonnes in 2021. In general, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern from 2011 to 2021.

In value terms, ethylene glycol imports surged to $1.5B in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. Over the past decade, imports recorded a noticeable shrinkage.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Belgium (496K tonnes), Germany (340K tonnes), Spain (273K tonnes) and Lithuania (247K tonnes) represented the major importer of ethylene glycol (ethanediol) in the European Union, comprising 73% of total volume. The Netherlands (140K tonnes) occupied a 7.5% share of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Italy (6.3%). France (70K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total supplies.

In value terms, the largest ethylene glycol importing markets in the European Union were Belgium ($375M), Germany ($266M) and Spain ($212M), with a combined 58% share of total purchases.

In terms of the main importing countries, Spain, with a CAGR of +2.7%, saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports from 2011 to 2021, while purchases for the other leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the ethylene glycol import price in the European Union amounted to $799 per tonne, with an increase of 53% against the previous year. Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in the Netherlands ($854 per tonne) and France ($848 per tonne), while Italy ($752 per tonne) and Belgium ($757 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands (-2.2%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

EU Ethylene Glycol Exports

In 2021, shipments abroad of ethylene glycol (ethanediol) increased by 20% to 1.1M tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after three years of decline. From 2011 to 2021, exports, however, showed a pronounced slump.

In value terms, exports soared from $528M in 2020 to $964M in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. Exports attained the maximum at $1.7B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2021, the supplies remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Belgium was the main exporter of ethylene glycol in the European Union, with the volume of exports resulting at 777K tonnes, which was approx. 68% of total exports in 2021. Germany (161K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 14% share, followed by the Netherlands (11%). Spain (28K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, Belgium ($620M) remains the largest ethylene glycol supplier in the European Union, comprising 64% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($143M), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 13% share.

From 2011 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value in Belgium stood at -5.7%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Germany (+0.7% per year) and the Netherlands (-8.1% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the ethylene glycol export price in the European Union amounted to $848 per tonne, increasing by 52% against the previous year. Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in the Netherlands ($989 per tonne) and Spain ($943 per tonne), while Belgium ($798 per tonne) and Germany ($888 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands (-1.6%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the ethylene glycol 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 20142310 - Ethylene glycol (ethanediol)

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 2007–2021
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 2007–2021
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, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
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, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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