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Africa: Flat Glass Market Overview 2020

Flat Glass Market Size in Africa

The African flat glass market shrank to $X in 2019, falling by -X% against the previous year. Overall, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Flat Glass Production in Africa

In value terms, flat glass production fell notably to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2018, and then reduced dramatically in the following year.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass production in 2019 were Egypt (X square meters), South Africa (X square meters) and Algeria (X square meters), together accounting for X% of total production. These countries were followed by Niger, Chad and Central African Republic, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of flat glass production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Niger, while flat glass production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Flat Glass Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2019, exports of flat glass in Africa surged to X square meters, rising by X% against the year before. Overall, exports showed a strong increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, flat glass exports contracted to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports enjoyed buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the three major exporters of flat glass, namely Egypt, South Africa and Algeria, represented more than two-thirds of total export. Nigeria (X square meters) occupied a minor share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Nigeria, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest flat glass supplying countries in Africa were Egypt ($X), South Africa ($X) and Algeria ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Nigeria, which accounted for a further X recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The flat glass export price in Africa stood at $X per square meter in 2019, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the export price increased by X% y-o-y. The level of export peaked at $X per square meter in 2018, and then fell remarkably in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Nigeria ($X per square meter), while Egypt ($X per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Egypt, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Flat Glass Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2019, approx. X square meters of flat glass were imported in Africa; growing by X% against 2018. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X square meters in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, flat glass imports totaled $X in 2019. Overall, imports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

The purchases of the twelve major importers of flat glass, namely Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Djibouti, Angola and Uganda, represented more than two-thirds of total import.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Ghana, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Morocco ($X), South Africa ($X) and Nigeria ($X) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Kenya, Tanzania, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Angola, Ghana, Djibouti and Uganda, which together accounted for a further X recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the flat glass import price in Africa amounted to $X per square meter, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the import price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per square meter. From 2015 to 2019, the growth in terms of the import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Angola ($X per square meter), while Ghana ($X per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Uganda, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flat glass in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass consumption in 2019 were Egypt (75M square meters), South Africa (49M square meters) and Algeria (40M square meters), together comprising 65% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Niger, Chad, Morocco, Central African Republic, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Tunisia, which together accounted for a further 26%.
What are the largest producers of flat glass in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass production in 2019 were Egypt (95M square meters), South Africa (60M square meters) and Algeria (48M square meters), with a combined 84% share of total production. These countries were followed by Niger, Chad and Central African Republic, which together accounted for a further 16%.
What are the leading exporters of flat glass in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest flat glass supplying countries in Africa were Egypt ($43M), South Africa ($39M) and Algeria ($35M), with a combined 93% share of total exports. Nigeria lagged somewhat behind, comprising a further 3.3%.
What are the leading importers of flat glass in Africa?
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In value terms, Morocco ($30M), South Africa ($21M) and Nigeria ($20M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 26% share of total imports. Kenya, Tanzania, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Angola, Ghana, Djibouti and Uganda lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 51%.
What is the average export price for flat glass in Africa?
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The flat glass export price in Africa stood at $2.4 per square meter in 2019, shrinking by -36.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flat glass in Africa?
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The flat glass import price in Africa stood at $4.3 per square meter in 2019, declining by -1.9% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23111110 - Non-wired sheets, of cast or rolled glass, whether or not with absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
• Prodcom 23111150 - Sheets, of drawn glass or blown glass, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
• Prodcom 23111212 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving a non-reflecting layer
• Prodcom 23111214 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving an absorbent or reflective layer, of a thickness . 3,5 mm
• Prodcom 23111217 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving an absorbent or reflecting layer, not otherwise worked, o f a thickness > 3,5 mm
• Prodcom 23111230 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, c oloured throughout the mass, opacified, flashed or merely surface ground
• Prodcom 23111290 - Other sheets of float/ground/polished glass, n.e.c.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the flat glass market in Africa. 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:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• 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

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
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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