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Article Publishing Date: Mar 2, 2020

The EU Particle Board Market Is Set To Post Only Modest Growth

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

The revenue of the particle board market in the European Union amounted to $11.4B in 2018, growing by 6.5% against 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). 

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of particle board consumption in 2018 were Germany (7.7M cubic meters), Poland (7.2M cubic meters) and France (3.6M cubic meters), with a combined 48% share of total consumption. Italy, the UK, Romania, Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 41%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of particle board consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Romania, while particle board consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($2.5B), Poland ($1.9B) and Italy ($1.3B) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together accounting for 49% of the total market. These countries were followed by the UK, France, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria, which together accounted for a further 41%.

In 2018, the highest levels of particle board per capita consumption was registered in Lithuania (438 cubic meters per 1000 persons), followed by Poland (189 cubic meters per 1000 persons), Romania (144 cubic meters per 1000 persons) and Sweden (107 cubic meters per 1000 persons), while the world average per capita consumption of particle board was estimated at 76 cubic meters per 1000 persons.

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by rising demand for particle board in the European Union, the market is expected to start an upward consumption trend over the next decade. The performance of the market is forecast to increase slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of +0.2% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 40M cubic meters by the end of 2030.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the volume of particle board production in the European Union amounted to 40M cubic meters, remaining constant against the previous year. Over the period under review, particle board production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when production volume increased by 3.6% y-o-y. 

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of particle board production in 2018 were Germany (7M cubic meters), Poland (5.8M cubic meters) and Romania (4.4M cubic meters), with a combined 43% share of total production. These countries were followed by France, Italy, Austria, the UK, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 45%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of particle board production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Latvia, while particle board production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the volume of particle board exports in the European Union amounted to 18M cubic meters, leveling off at the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. Over the period under review, particle board exports attained their peak figure at 18M cubic meters in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year. In value terms, particle board exports amounted to $4.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Exports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of particle board exports in 2018 were Germany (2,386K cubic meters), Austria (2,213K cubic meters), Romania (1,831K cubic meters), Belgium (1,384K cubic meters), the Czech Republic (1,375K cubic meters), France (1,328K cubic meters), Latvia (986K cubic meters), Poland (919K cubic meters), Spain (835K cubic meters), Italy (672K cubic meters), Slovakia (664K cubic meters) and Portugal (504K cubic meters), together finishing at 86% of total export.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Romania, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest particle board supplying countries in the European Union were Austria ($767M), Germany ($758M) and Romania ($497M), with a combined 41% share of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The particle board export price in the European Union stood at $281 per cubic meter in 2018, growing by 11% against the previous year. In general, the particle board export price, however, continues to indicate a slight decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 an increase of 12% y-o-y. 

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($364 per cubic meter), while Slovakia ($186 per cubic meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Austria, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Imports in the EU

The volume of imports totaled 17M cubic meters in 2018, rising by 2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a pronounced expansion from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. 

Based on 2018 figures, particle board imports increased by +47.0% against 2012 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of 17% against the previous year. Over the period under review, particle board imports attained their peak figure in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, particle board imports stood at $4.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Imports by Country

In 2018, Germany (3,140K cubic meters) and Poland (2,309K cubic meters) were the largest importers of particle board in the European Union, together resulting at near 32% of total imports. Italy (1,445K cubic meters) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by the UK (1,263K cubic meters), the Netherlands (1,242K cubic meters) and France (1,005K cubic meters). All these countries together occupied near 30% share of total imports. Sweden (626K cubic meters), the Czech Republic (567K cubic meters), Spain (563K cubic meters), Austria (555K cubic meters), Belgium (548K cubic meters) and Lithuania (548K cubic meters) held a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Belgium, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest particle board importing markets in the European Union were Germany ($874M), Poland ($472M) and the UK ($356M), with a combined 38% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

The particle board import price in the European Union stood at $265 per cubic meter in 2018, surging by 12% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the particle board import price, however, continues to indicate a measured contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of 13% against the previous year. 

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the Czech Republic ($321 per cubic meter), while Lithuania ($202 per cubic meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by the Czech Republic, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the particle board 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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