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Article Publishing Date: Oct 5, 2020

The European Nonwoven Fabric Market Slows Down Near $7.6B

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

The EU nonwoven fabric market declined slightly to $7.6B in 2019, stabilizing at the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of 4.1% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $7.6B in 2018, and then declined modestly in the following year.

Consumption by Country

Germany (384K tonnes) remains the largest nonwoven fabric consuming country in the European Union, accounting for 21% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric consumption in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Poland (190K tonnes), twofold. Italy (182K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 10% share.

From 2014 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume in Germany stood at +4.2%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Poland (+3.0% per year) and Italy (-8.2% per year).

In value terms, the largest nonwoven fabric markets in the European Union were Germany ($1.8B), Italy ($895M) and France ($685M), together comprising 44% of the total market. These countries were followed by Poland, the Czech Republic, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Romania, which together accounted for a further 45%.

In 2019, the highest levels of nonwoven fabric per capita consumption was registered in the Czech Republic (13 kg per person), followed by Belgium (5.42 kg per person), Poland (5 kg per person) and the Netherlands (4.92 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of nonwoven fabric was estimated at 3.52 kg per person.

Production in the EU

In 2019, production of nonwoven fabrics increased by 3.2% to 1.9M tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year declining trend. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2014 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 7.2% y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak volume of 2.1M tonnes. From 2017 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of nonwoven fabric production in 2019 were Germany (517K tonnes), Italy (367K tonnes) and the Czech Republic (185K tonnes), together accounting for 55% of total production. France, Spain, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the UK, Denmark and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 36%.

From 2014 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of nonwoven fabric production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while nonwoven fabric production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

For the sixth year in a row, the European Union recorded growth in overseas purchases of nonwoven fabrics, which increased by 3.8% to 1.4M tonnes in 2019. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.4% from 2014 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. In value terms, nonwoven fabric imports dropped to $5.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Imports by Country

In 2019, Germany (253K tonnes), followed by Poland (164K tonnes), the UK (143K tonnes), France (116K tonnes), Italy (100K tonnes), Belgium (96K tonnes), the Czech Republic (94K tonnes), the Netherlands (80K tonnes) and Spain (78K tonnes) were the largest importers of nonwoven fabrics, together generating 78% of total imports. Austria (41K tonnes), Romania (38K tonnes) and Sweden (35K tonnes) occupied a little share of total imports.

From 2014 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Romania, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($1.2B) constitutes the largest market for imported nonwoven fabrics in the European Union, comprising 19% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Poland ($553M), with a 9.3% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 8.3% share.

In Germany, nonwoven fabric imports remained relatively stable over the period from 2014-2019. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Poland (+3.4% per year) and the UK (-2.8% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the nonwoven fabric import price in the European Union amounted to $4,147 per tonne, dropping by -5.7% against the previous year. Overall, the import price showed a perceptible setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of 6% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import prices attained the peak figure at $4,635 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Italy ($4,843 per tonne) and Romania ($4,811 per tonne), while Poland ($3,382 per tonne) and the UK ($3,438 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Czech Republic, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 13951010 - Non-wovens of a weight . .25 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951020 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .25 g/m. but . .70 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951030 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .70 g/m. but . .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951050 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951070 - Non-wovens, coated or covered (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the nonwoven fabric 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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• Per Capita consumption
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• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
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• 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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