EU - Polystyrene, In Primary Forms - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Article Publishing Date: May 13, 2022

EU Polystyrene Imports Skyrocket to $4.8B

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

The revenue of the polystyrene market in the European Union totaled approx. $4.9B 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).

In 2021, consumption of polystyrene in primary forms was estimated at approx. 2.8M tonnes. Italy, Poland and France remain the largest polystyrene consuming country in the European Union, comprising more than 51% of total volume.

EU Polystyrene Production

In 2021, the amount of polystyrene produced in the European Union was estimated at 2.4M tonnes. The countries with the highest volumes of polystyrene production in 2021 were France, Italy and Belgium, with a combined 50% share of total production. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Spain, which together accounted for a further 31%.

EU Polystyrene Exports

Polystyrene exports surged to 2.4M tonnes in 2021, increasing by 22% against the year before. In general, exports, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the exports reached the peak figure at 2.6M tonnes in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, polystyrene exports skyrocketed to $4.4B in 2021. Over the period under review, exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The level of export peaked at $5.1B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, the exports failed to regain momentum.

Exports by Country

Belgium (542K tonnes), France (427K tonnes), the Netherlands (322K tonnes) and Germany (319K tonnes) represented roughly 68% of total exports of polystyrene in 2021. Italy (159K tonnes) took the next position in the ranking, followed by Poland (109K tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 11% share of total exports. Hungary (101K tonnes), Austria (94K tonnes), the Czech Republic (76K tonnes), Greece (71K tonnes), Spain (48K tonnes) and Finland (36K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Poland (+9.4%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest polystyrene supplying countries in the European Union were Belgium ($1B), France ($807M) and the Netherlands ($701M), with a combined 57% share of total exports. Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, Greece, Finland and Spain lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the polystyrene export price in the European Union amounted to $1,865 per tonne, picking up by 62% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin: the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($2,176 per tonne), while Spain ($1,087 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Czech Republic (+1.1%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

EU Polystyrene Imports

In 2021, the amount of polystyrene imported in the European Union soared to 2.6M tonnes, jumping by 16% on 2020. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2007 to 2021.

In value terms, polystyrene imports surged to $4.8B in 2021. Total imports indicated a modest expansion from 2007 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the last fourteen years.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Italy (561K tonnes), Germany (378K tonnes) and Poland (347K tonnes) represented the largest importer of polystyrene in the European Union, committing 50% of total purchases. France (190K tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by Spain (151K tonnes) and Romania (117K tonnes). All these countries together held near 18% share of total imports. Austria (101K tonnes), the Netherlands (88K tonnes), Belgium (85K tonnes), Sweden (74K tonnes), Portugal (68K tonnes), Hungary (61K tonnes) and Lithuania (54K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total supplies.

From 2007 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Sweden (+7.1%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest polystyrene importing markets in the European Union were Poland ($757M), Germany ($751M) and Italy ($606M), together comprising 44% of total purchases. These countries were followed by France, Spain, Romania, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary and Lithuania, which together accounted for a further 41%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the polystyrene import price in the European Union amounted to $1,843 per tonne, jumping by 52% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination: the country with the highest price was Sweden ($2,285 per tonne), while Italy ($1,081 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Sweden (+2.1%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the polystyrene 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.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20162035 - Expansible polystyrene, in primary forms
• Prodcom 20162039 - Polystyrene, in primary forms (excluding expansible polystyrene)

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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