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Article Publishing Date: Apr 16, 2020

Global PVC Panel Market - U.S. Imports Hit a New Record of $3.6B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Floor, Wall Or Ceiling Coverings Of Plastics - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global PVC Panel Trade 2014-2018

In 2018, approx. 4.4B square meters of floor, wall or ceiling coverings of plastics were imported worldwide; surging by 9.1% against the previous year. Overall, the total imports indicated a strong increase from 2014 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +12.4% over the last four-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, plastic panel imports increased by +59.3% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of 17% year-to-year. The global imports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, plastic panel imports amounted to $9.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Overall, the total imports indicated prominent growth from 2014 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +12.4% over the last four years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, plastic panel imports increased by +53.3% against 2014 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when imports increased by 19% y-o-y. In that year, global plastic panel imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

PVC Panel Imports by Country

The U.S. was the key importer of floor, wall or ceiling coverings of plastics imported in the world, with the volume of imports reaching 1.2B square meters, which was approx. 27% of total imports in 2018. It was distantly followed by Germany (432M square meters), France (261M square meters), Canada (230M square meters), the UK (206M square meters) and the Netherlands (206M square meters), together achieving a 30% share of total imports. Belgium (130M square meters) and Australia (106M square meters) followed a long way behind the leaders.

The U.S. was also the fastest-growing in terms of the floor, wall or ceiling coverings of plastics imports, with a CAGR of +29.4% from 2014 to 2018. At the same time, Canada (+18.7%), Australia (+18.0%), the Netherlands (+14.4%), Belgium (+13.9%), Germany (+11.7%), the UK (+9.3%) and France (+9.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. While the share of the U.S. (+17 p.p.), Germany (+3.5 p.p.), Canada (+2.6 p.p.), the Netherlands (+1.9 p.p.) and France (+1.7 p.p.) increased significantly, the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported floor, wall or ceiling coverings of plastics worldwide, comprising 37% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($747M), with a 7.6% share of global imports. It was followed by Canada, with a 5.6% share.

In the U.S., plastic panel imports expanded at an average annual rate of +31.7% over the period from 2014-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+6.1% per year) and Canada (+12.9% per year).

PVC Panel Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average plastic panel import price amounted to $2.2 per square meter, increasing by 9.4% against the previous year. Overall, the plastic panel import price, however, continues to indicate a mild decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 an increase of 9.4% against the previous year. The global import price peaked at $2.3 per square meter in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($3.1 per square meter), while the Netherlands ($1.7 per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

PVC Panel Exports by Country

China dominates plastic panel exports structure, finishing at 3.4B square meters, which was near 66% of total exports in 2018. It was distantly followed by South Korea (391M square meters) and Belgium (292M square meters), together comprising a 13% share of total exports. The following exporters - Germany (163M square meters), Luxembourg (105M square meters) and France (88M square meters) - together made up 6.8% of total exports.

China was also the fastest-growing in terms of the floor, wall or ceiling coverings of plastics exports, with a CAGR of +20.6% from 2014 to 2018. At the same time, Germany (+9.6%), Belgium (+8.7%), South Korea (+7.5%) and Luxembourg (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, France (-2.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2014 to 2018, the share of China, South Korea and Belgium increased by +35%, +1.9% and +1.6% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($4.3B) remains the largest plastic panel supplier worldwide, comprising 50% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Belgium ($749M), with a 8.6% share of global exports. It was followed by South Korea, with a 6.6% share.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 22231155 - Floor coverings in rolls or in tiles and wall or ceiling coverings consisting of a support impregnated, coated or covered with polyvinyl chloride
• Prodcom 22231159 - Other floor, wall, ceiling... coverings of polymers of vinyl chloride
• Prodcom 22231190 - Floor coverings in rolls or in tiles, and wall or ceiling coverings of plastics (excluding of polymers of vinyl chloride)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for plastic floor, wall and ceiling coverings. 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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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. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL 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. GLOBAL 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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
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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