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Article Publishing Date: May 15, 2020

EU Mineral Wool Market Rose 3.5% to $2.6B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Slag Wool, Rock Wool And Similar Mineral Wools And Mixtures - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the mineral wool market in the European Union rose to $2.6B in 2018, growing by 3.5% against the previous year. Overall, mineral wool consumption continues to indicate a slight reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the market value increased by 11% against the previous year. The level of mineral wools consumption peaked at $2.9B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Mineral Wool Consumption by Country

Germany (476M square meters) remains the largest mineral wool consuming country in the European Union, accounting for 21% of total volume. Moreover, mineral wool consumption in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, France (228M square meters), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Czech Republic (176M square meters), with a 7.8% share.

From 2008 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Germany stood at +4.2%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: France (-1.2% per year) and the Czech Republic (-2.9% per year).

In value terms, Germany ($601M) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($266M). It was followed by the UK.

The countries with the highest levels of mineral wool per capita consumption in 2018 were Finland (17 square meters per person), the Czech Republic (16 square meters per person) and Austria (12 square meters per person).

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mineral wool per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Romania, while mineral wools per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, EU imports reached 1.4B square meters, with an increase of 4.2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated remarkable growth from 2008 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.0% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, mineral wools imports increased by +42.9% against 2011 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when imports increased by 15% against the previous year. Over the period under review, mineral wools imports reached their peak figure in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, mineral wool imports rose to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2008 to 2018.

Imports by Country

The total purchases of the twelve major importers of slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools and mixtures, namely Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Austria, Romania, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands and Estonia, represented more than two-thirds of total import.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Finland, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($237M), France ($165M) and Italy ($139M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 35% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Poland, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Romania, Finland, the Netherlands and Estonia, which together accounted for a further 41%.

In terms of the main importing countries, Finland experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The mineral wool import price in the European Union stood at $1.1 per square meter in 2018, surging by 10% against the previous year. Overall, the mineral wools import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the import price increased by 10% year-to-year. In that year, the import prices for slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools and mixtures reached their peak level of $1.2 per square meter. From 2012 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools and mixtures failed to regain its momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($1.4 per square meter), while Austria ($0.8 per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23991910 - Slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools and mixtures thereof, in bulk, sheets or rolls

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the mineral wools 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.


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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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