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Article Publishing Date: Sep 21, 2020

The European Glass Fibres And Wool Market Reached $2.3B, Decelerating After Three Years of Solid Growth

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Glass Fibres And Glass Wool - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2019, the EU glass fibres and wool market increased by 0.3% to $2.3B, rising for the fourth consecutive year after two years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations in certain years.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of glass fibres and wool consumption in 2019 were the UK (255K tonnes), Belgium (131K tonnes) and Germany (128K tonnes), together comprising 56% of total consumption.

From 2013 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Belgium, while glass fibres and wool consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest glass fibres and wool markets in the European Union were Germany ($550M), the UK ($349M) and Belgium ($224M), together comprising 50% of the total market.

In 2019, the highest levels of glass fibres and wool per capita consumption was registered in Belgium (11 kg per person), followed by Denmark (5.06 kg per person), the UK (3.78 kg per person) and Germany (1.56 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of glass fibres and wool was estimated at 1.80 kg per person.

Production in the EU

In 2019, the amount of glass fibres and glass wool produced in the European Union reached 923K tonnes, rising by 4.3% compared with the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.7% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, production hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports in the EU

In 2019, the amount of glass fibres and glass wool exported in the European Union expanded modestly to 254K tonnes, growing by 2.5% against 2018 figures. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% over the period from 2013 to 2019. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of 13% against the previous year. In value terms, glass fibres and wool exports contracted slightly to $997M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Exports by Country

The shipments of the three major exporters of glass fibres and glass wool, namely Germany, Belgium and Spain, represented more than half of total export. It was distantly followed by Sweden (14K tonnes), making up a 5.5% share of total exports. The following exporters - Lithuania (11K tonnes), the UK (11K tonnes), France (10K tonnes), Denmark (9.2K tonnes) and Italy (9.1K tonnes) - each accounted for a 20% share of total exports.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the leading exporting countries, was attained by Lithuania (+163.2% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($313M) remains the largest glass fibres and wool supplier in the European Union, comprising 31% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($110M), with an 11% share of total exports. It was followed by Denmark, with an 8.6% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the glass fibres and wool export price in the European Union amounted to $3,931 per tonne, shrinking by -4.1% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a mild setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the export price increased by 17% y-o-y. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $4,614 per tonne. From 2017 to 2019, the growth in terms of the export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Denmark ($9,270 per tonne), while Belgium ($1,359 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23141297 - Glass fibres, incl. glass wool, and articles thereof (excl. staple fibres, rovings, yarn, chopped strands, woven fabrics, also narrow fabrics, thin sheets voiles, webs, mats, mattresses and boards and similar nonwoven products, mineral wool and articles thereof, electrical insulators or parts thereof, optical fibres, fibre bundles or cable, brushes of glass fibres, and dolls' wigs)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for glass fibres and wool 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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• 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

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 2007–2019
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 2007–2019
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
• United Kingdom
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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