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United Kingdom: Toy Market Overview 2021

Toy Market Size in the UK

The UK toy market reduced modestly to $X in 2020, waning by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Toy Production in the UK

In value terms, toy production reached $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated a resilient increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Toy production peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Toy Exports

Exports from the UK

In 2020, overseas shipments of dolls and toys decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after five years of growth. Over the period under review, exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, toy exports skyrocketed to $X in 2020. Overall, exports, however, enjoyed a strong increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Ireland (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes) and France (X tonnes) were the main destinations of toy exports from the UK, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, the U.S., Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Belgium, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Poland, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for toy exported from the UK were Ireland ($X), Germany ($X) and France ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. The U.S., Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Poland recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average toy export price amounted to $X per tonne, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a measured increase from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, toy export price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. As a result, export price reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Denmark ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Spain, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Toy Imports

Imports into the UK

Toy imports into the UK shrank slightly to X tonnes in 2020, waning by -X% against 2019 figures. Overall, imports continue to indicate a slight decline. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, toy imports shrank to $X in 2020. In general, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, China (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of toy to the UK, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, toy imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the Czech Republic (X tonnes), more than tenfold. Germany (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from China stood at -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Czech Republic (+X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of toy to the UK, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Czech Republic ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from China totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Czech Republic (+X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average toy import price amounted to $X per tonne, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2016 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the Czech Republic ($X per tonne), while the price for China ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for dolls and toys in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of toy consumption in 2020 were the U.S. (1.2M tonnes), China (1.1M tonnes) and India (722K tonnes), together comprising 31% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Brazil, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Japan, the UK, Russia, Nigeria, Viet Nam and Germany, which together accounted for a further 24%.
What are the largest producers of dolls and toys in the world?
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China (5.2M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of toy production, comprising approx. 48% of total volume. Moreover, toy production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (708K tonnes), sevenfold. Indonesia (285K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 2.6% share.
What are the leading suppliers of dolls and toys to the UK?
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In value terms, China ($1.5B) constituted the largest supplier of toy to the UK, comprising 57% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Czech Republic ($282M), with a 11% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 6.4% share.
What are the leading importers of dolls and toys from the UK?
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In value terms, the largest markets for toy exported from the UK were Ireland ($173M), Germany ($158M) and France ($124M), with a combined 50% share of total exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark, which together accounted for a further 37%.
What is the average export price for dolls and toys in the UK?
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In 2020, the average toy export price amounted to $19,210 per tonne, surging by 44% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for dolls and toys in the UK?
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The average toy import price stood at $10,524 per tonne in 2020, rising by 3.2% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 32401100 - Dolls representing only human beings
• Prodcom 32401200 - Toys representing animals or non-human creatures
• Prodcom 32401300 - Parts and accessories for dolls representing only human beings
• Prodcom 32402000 - Toy trains and their accessories, other reduced-size models or construction sets and constructional toys
• Prodcom 32403200 - Puzzles
• Prodcom 32403920 - Toy musical instruments and apparatus, toys put up in sets or outfits (excluding electric trains, scale model assembly kits, c onstruction sets and constructional toys, and puzzles), toys and models incorporating a motor, toy weapons
• Prodcom 32403940 - Other toys of plastics
• Prodcom 32403960 - Toy die-cast miniature models of metal
• Prodcom 32403990 - Other toys n.e.c.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the toy market in the UK. 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.


Country coverage:
• United Kingdom

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the UK
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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