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Italy: Silicone Market Overview 2021

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Silicone Market Size in Italy

In 2020, the Italian silicone market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second consecutive year after three years of growth. In general, consumption recorded a perceptible slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Silicone Production in Italy

In value terms, silicone production reduced to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Silicone Exports

Exports from Italy

In 2020, shipments abroad of silicones (in primary forms) decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2017, thus ending a two-year rising trend. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2019, and then shrank in the following year.

In value terms, silicone exports dropped to $X in 2020. Overall, exports, however, recorded a slight contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes) and Spain (X tonnes) were the main destinations of silicone exports from Italy, together comprising X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by the Netherlands, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for silicone exported from Italy were Germany ($X), France ($X) and the UK ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. The U.S., the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland, Belgium and Mexico lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X Netherlands saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination 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, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a perceptible reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Spain ($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 Czech Republic, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Silicone Imports

Imports into Italy

In 2020, supplies from abroad of silicones (in primary forms) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after three years of growth. In general, imports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, silicone imports declined to $X in 2020. Overall, imports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Germany (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of silicone to Italy, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, silicone imports from Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, France (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Netherlands (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Germany amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and the Netherlands (-X% per year).

In value terms, Germany ($X) constituted the largest supplier of silicone to Italy, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Germany was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (-X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average silicone import price amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the price for Spain ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, 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), with a combined 44% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by India, Japan, Turkey, Indonesia, Belgium, the UK, Brazil, South Korea, France and Italy, which together accounted for 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. Japan, India, the UK, Turkey, Indonesia, France, Thailand and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.
What are the leading suppliers of silicones (in primary forms) to Italy?
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In value terms, Germany ($110M) constituted the largest supplier of silicone to Italy, comprising 36% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($51M), with a 16% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a 13% share.
What are the leading importers of silicones (in primary forms) from Italy?
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In value terms, Germany ($12M), France ($8.4M) and the UK ($8.4M) were the largest markets for silicone exported from Italy worldwide, with a combined 29% share of total exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland, Belgium and Mexico, which together accounted for a further 38%.
What is the average export price for silicones (in primary forms) in Italy?
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The average silicone export price stood at $5,959 per tonne in 2020, shrinking by -1.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for silicones (in primary forms) in Italy?
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In 2020, the average silicone import price amounted to $5,488 per tonne, reducing by -5.7% against the previous year.

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

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

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

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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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