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Article Publishing Date: Jun 21, 2018

The EU Wool Yarn Market Remains in the Doldrums

IndexBox has just published a new report "EU: Yarn Of Wool - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025". Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The EU Wool Yarn Market Remains in the Doldrums

The EU yarn of wool market contracted to X tonnes in 2016. After a sharp fall over the period from 2008-2009, it experienced a gradual downward trend through 2016. In wholesale prices, the market amounted to €X, a X% reduction against the previous year (IndexBox estimates). An abrupt market decline from 2007-2009 was followed by a recovery attempt, which, however, then changed to a steady downward trend through 2016, with minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

Italy Consumed Approx. X% of Wool Yarn in the EU 

Amongst the EU members, Italy (X%) and the UK (X%), followed, somewhat lagging behind, by Poland (X%), Germany (X%), Belgium and Romania (X%, each), the Netherlands, Portugal, Lithuania and the Czech Republic (X%, each), were the countries with the largest volumes of wool yarn consumption. The highest levels of per capita wool yarn consumption can be found in Lithuania (X kg per year) and Italy (X kg per year). Since consumption is already high, there hardly could be prerequisites for a sharp market growth. From 2007 to 2016, Italy (-X% per year) indicated a pronounced average decline in terms of per capita consumption, however, Lithuania (+X%) experienced measured growth. On the contrary, in Poland (X kg per year), the levels of per capita consumption are relatively low and continue to grow moderately.

Production Fell to Its Lowest Level over the Analyzed Period

The production of wool yarn recorded a negative dynamic over the last few years. In 2016, EU wool yarn output decreased to the lowest level yet of X tonnes, falling with a CAGR of -X% per year over the last nine years. In value terms, it dropped to  €X, which was X% less than the previous year and resulted into a fall of X% against the outset level.

The main wool yarn producer  -Italy - contracted its output notably The countries with the highest levels of production in 2016 were Italy (X%), Poland (X%), Lithuania (X%), the UK (X%), Romania (X%), the Czech Republic and Belgium (X%, each), which together accounted for X% of total output. In the UK (-X% per year) and Italy (-X% per year), production declined notably from 2007 to 2016. Romania (+X%), Lithuania (+X%) and Poland (+X%) illustrated a positive dynamic over the same period. 

Trading in the Yarn of Wool Mainly Occurs between the EU members

Approx. X% (based on tonnes) of imports in the total EU yarn of wool consumption was imported from non-EU countries and this share reduced by X percentage points from 2007. Despite this contraction, the EU continues to buy in some cheaper yarn of wool imports from abroad, mainly from India, China, Turkey and Thailand. Given that both the market and production remain sluggish, it is forecast that imports will also continue to decline. By contrast, intra-EU trade remains intensive - the intra-EU imports amounts to X% of total imports, while foreign trade beyond the EU amounts to X%. 

Italy, the UK, Germany and Belgium Constituted Major Importers of Wool Yarn

In 2016, the volume of total EU imports of wool yarn amounted to X tonnes; over the last four years it retained a relatively stable figure. In value terms, it totalled €X in 2016. After a sharp drop over 2008-2009, it recovered by 2011, but then dropped again slightly; from 2013-2016, the market value indicated a slightly upward trend pattern, decelerating by the end of the period. Given the relatively stable volumes of imports, that increase was largely attributed to rising import prices.

The main destinations for yarn of wool imports were Italy (X% in 2016, in physical terms), the UK (+X%), Germany (X%) and Belgium (X%); the other countries lagged somewhat behind in terms of the volume of imports. From 2007-2016, the shares imported to Italy (+X percentage points) and the UK (+X percentage points) increased, while the shares of Germany (-X percentage points) and Belgium (-X percentage points) contracted over the same period. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.  

More than X% of imports came from outside the Union. In 2016, the volume of extra-EU imports for yarn of wool stood at X tonnes, X% less than the year before. India, China, Turkey and Thailand constituted the main suppliers of wool yarn from outside the EU.

Lithuania Emerged as a Major Exporter of Wool Yarn

The volume of total EU exports of wool yarn amounted to X tonnes in 2016. This figure remained relatively flat from 2012-2016, and far below its 2007 pre-crisis level. In value terms, it stood at X in 2016: an abrupt fall from 2008-2009 was followed by a recovery over the next two years, and then the market levelled off through to 2016, increasing slightly by the end of the period.

Italy (X% in 2016, in physical terms), Poland (X%), Lithuania (X%), Germany (X%), Belgium (X%) and the UK (X%) were the main suppliers of yarn of wool among the EU members, with a combined share of X% of total exports in 2016. Lithuania emerged as the fastest growing supplier, with a CAGR of exports of +X% from 2007-2016. By contrast, Italy (-X% per year), Germany (-X% per year) and Belgium (-X% per year) indicated a pronounced contraction of exports over the same period, while exports from Poland and the UK remained relatively stable. Consequently, Lithuania significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total European exports, from X% in 2007, to X% in 2016, while the shares of Italy, Germany and Belgium each contracted by the same extent.  The shares of the other countries remained relatively unchanged.

Only approx. X% of exports were sent outside the Union. In 2016, the volume of extra-EU exports for yarn of wool amounted to X tonnes, X% less than the previous year. China, the U.S., Turkey, Norway, Switzerland and Tunisia remain major export markets for European wool yarn.

Do you want to know more about the European woolen yarn market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • woolen yarn market share
  • woolen yarn prices
  • woolen yarn industry
  • woolen yarn sales
  • woolen yarn import
  • woolen yarn export
  • woolen yarn market forecast
  • woolen yarn price forecast
  • key woolen yarn producers

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 13105010 - Yarn of carded wool or fine animal hair, n.p.r.s.
• Prodcom 13105030 - Yarn of combed wool or fine animal hair, n.p.r.s.
• Prodcom 13105050 - Yarn of wool or fine animal hair, p.r.s.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the woolen yarn 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 2030.



Data coverage:
• 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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