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Germany: Silicone Market Overview 2021

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Silicone Market Size in Germany

The German silicone market soared to $X in 2020, rising by X% against the previous year. In general, the total consumption indicated a moderate 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. As a result, consumption reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Silicone Production in Germany

In value terms, silicone production reached $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Silicone Exports

Exports from Germany

In 2020, overseas shipments of silicones (in primary forms) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after two years of growth. Overall, exports showed a noticeable decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, silicone exports shrank significantly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports continue to indicate a mild curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. From 2019 to 2020, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

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

In value terms, China ($X), the U.S. ($X) and Italy ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for silicone exported from Germany worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. The Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, India, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main countries of destination, India 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 silicone export price amounted to $X per tonne, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2019 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major export markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Poland ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to India ($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 the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Silicone Imports

Imports into Germany

In 2020, overseas purchases of silicones (in primary forms) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after four years of growth. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, silicone imports contracted to $X in 2020. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2019 to 2020, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

The UK (X tonnes), Belgium (X tonnes) and France (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of silicone imports to Germany, with a combined X% share of total imports. The Netherlands, Japan, the U.S. and China lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Japan, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($X), Belgium ($X) and the Netherlands ($X) constituted the largest silicone suppliers to Germany, with a combined X% share of total imports. France, the UK, Japan and China lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main suppliers, China saw the highest rates of growth with regard to 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

In 2020, the average silicone import price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for silicones (in primary forms) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of silicone consumption in 2020 were China (619K tonnes), Germany (379K tonnes) and the U.S. (251K tonnes), together accounting for 44% of global consumption. India, Japan, Turkey, Indonesia, Belgium, the UK, Brazil, South Korea, France and Italy lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 36%.
What are the largest producers of silicones (in primary forms) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of silicone production in 2020 were China (725K tonnes), Germany (520K tonnes) and the U.S. (308K tonnes), together comprising 56% of global production. These countries were followed by Japan, India, the UK, Turkey, Indonesia, France, Thailand and Brazil, which together accounted for a further 35%.
What are the leading suppliers of silicones (in primary forms) to Germany?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($72M), Belgium ($68M) and the Netherlands ($60M) were the largest silicone suppliers to Germany, with a combined 48% share of total imports. These countries were followed by France, the UK, Japan and China, which together accounted for a further 38%.
What are the leading importers of silicones (in primary forms) from Germany?
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In value terms, the largest markets for silicone exported from Germany were China ($180M), the U.S. ($171M) and Italy ($110M), together accounting for 43% of total exports. The Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, India, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.
What is the average export price for silicones (in primary forms) in Germany?
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In 2020, the average silicone export price amounted to $4,865 per tonne, with a decrease of -10.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for silicones (in primary forms) in Germany?
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The average silicone import price stood at $5,261 per tonne in 2020, falling by -8.6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20165700 - Silicones, in primary forms

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the silicone market in Germany. 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:
• Germany

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

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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
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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