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EU: Plastic Packaging Market Overview 2021

Plastic Packaging Market Size in the EU

After two years of growth, the EU plastic packaging market decreased by -X% to $X in 2019. Overall, consumption recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Plastic Packaging Production in the EU

In value terms, plastic packaging production dropped slightly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2012 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of plastic packaging production in 2019 were Germany (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes) and the UK (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production. France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Greece, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Poland, while plastic packaging production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Plastic Packaging Exports

Exports in the EU

After six years of growth, shipments abroad of plastic packaging decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2018, and then contracted slightly in the following year.

In value terms, plastic packaging exports declined to $X in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2018, and then declined in the following year.

Exports by Country

In 2019, Germany (X tonnes), distantly followed by Poland (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes), Belgium (X tonnes), Italy (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes) and the UK (X tonnes) represented the largest exporters of plastic packaging, together mixing up X% of total exports. The Czech Republic (X tonnes), Austria (X tonnes), Lithuania (X tonnes), Denmark (X tonnes) and Hungary (X tonnes) took a minor share of total exports.

Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern with regard to volume of exports of plastic packaging. At the same time, Hungary (+X%), Poland (+X%), Spain (+X%), the Czech Republic (+X%), Lithuania (+X%), Denmark (+X%), Austria (+X%), the Netherlands (+X%) and Belgium (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Hungary emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. The UK, France and Italy experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. While the share of Poland (+X p.p.) and Spain (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2007-2019, the share of Germany (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($X) remains the largest plastic packaging supplier in the European Union, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Germany totaled +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: France (+X% per year) and the Netherlands (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The plastic packaging export price in the European Union stood at $X per tonne in 2019, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, export prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2019, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in France ($X per tonne) and Austria ($X per tonne), while Belgium ($X per tonne) and Denmark ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

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

Plastic Packaging Imports

Imports in the EU

Plastic packaging imports amounted to X tonnes in 2019, approximately mirroring 2018. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, plastic packaging imports contracted slightly to $X in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of import peaked at $X in 2018, and then declined in the following year.

Imports by Country

Germany (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and the Netherlands (X tonnes) represented roughly X% of total imports of plastic packaging in 2019. Belgium (X tonnes) took the next position in the ranking, followed by Spain (X tonnes). All these countries together occupied near X% share of total imports. Italy (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), the Czech Republic (X tonnes), Sweden (X tonnes), Denmark (X tonnes), Austria (X tonnes) and Ireland (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the key importing countries, was attained by the Czech Republic, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($X), France ($X) and the UK ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria and Ireland, which together accounted for a further X the main importing countries, Poland saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The plastic packaging import price in the European Union stood at $X per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the 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 ($X per tonne) and Poland ($X per tonne), while Germany ($X per tonne) and the Netherlands ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for plastic packaging in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plastic packaging consumption in 2019 were Germany (1.4M tonnes), the UK (1.4M tonnes) and Spain (1.3M tonnes), together comprising 41% of total consumption. France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 48%.
What are the largest producers of plastic packaging in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plastic packaging production in 2019 were Germany (1.5M tonnes), Spain (1.3M tonnes) and the UK (1.1M tonnes), with a combined 40% share of total production. France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Greece, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 49%.
What are the leading suppliers of plastic packaging in the the EU?
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In value terms, Germany ($3.3B) remains the largest plastic packaging supplier in the European Union, comprising 23% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($1.5B), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 8.8% share.
What are the leading importers of plastic packaging in the the EU?
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In value terms, Germany ($2.4B), France ($1.8B) and the UK ($1.8B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 40% share of total imports. The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria and Ireland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 47%.
What is the average export price for plastic packaging in the the EU?
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The plastic packaging export price in the European Union stood at $3,314 per tonne in 2019, dropping by -5% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for plastic packaging in the the EU?
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In 2019, the plastic packaging import price in the European Union amounted to $3,199 per tonne, reducing by -4.2% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 22221300 - Plastic boxes, cases, crates and similar articles for the conveyance or packing of goods
• Prodcom 22221100 - Sacks and bags of polymers of ethylene (including cones)
• Prodcom 22221200 - Plastic sacks and bags (including cones) (excluding of polymers of ethylene)
• Prodcom 22221450 - Plastic carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of a capacity . 2 litres
• Prodcom 22221470 - Plastic carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of a capacity > 2 litres

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the plastic packaging 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.



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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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

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
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, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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