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Western Africa - Blotting Pads and Book Covers - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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Western Africa: Book Cover Market 2023

Book Cover Market Size in Western Africa

In 2021, the West African book cover market was finally on the rise to reach $X after two years of decline. Overall, consumption continues to indicate a noticeable expansion. As a result, consumption reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Book Cover Production in Western Africa

In value terms, book cover production amounted to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production, however, showed a deep contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of 24%. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

Book Cover Exports

Exports in Western Africa

After two years of growth, overseas shipments of blotting pads and book covers decreased by -67.4% to X tons in 2021. Over the period under review, exports continue to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2020 when exports increased by 90%. The volume of export peaked at X tons in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, the exports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, book cover exports shrank rapidly to $X in 2021. Overall, exports recorded a abrupt curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 when exports increased by 44%. The level of export peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, the exports failed to regain momentum.

Exports by Country

In 2021, Benin (X tons) represented the largest exporter of blotting pads and book covers, creating 50% of total exports. Niger (X tons) took a 22% share (based on physical terms) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Nigeria (17%). The following exporters - Togo (X kg) and Gambia (X kg) - each resulted at a 3.9% share of total exports.

Benin was also the fastest-growing in terms of the blotting pads and book covers exports, with a CAGR of +63.2% from 2012 to 2021. At the same time, Gambia (+27.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, Niger (-2.2%), Nigeria (-19.7%) and Togo (-35.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2012 to 2021, the share of Benin, Niger and Gambia increased by +50, +16 and +1.5 percentage points, respectively.

In value terms, the largest book cover supplying countries in Western Africa were Benin ($X), Niger ($X) and Gambia ($X), together comprising 56% of total exports.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Gambia, with a CAGR of +49.1%, recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

Export Prices by Country

The export price in Western Africa stood at $X per ton in 2021, declining by -31.2% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a pronounced contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the export price increased by 55% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X per ton in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the export prices failed to regain momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Gambia ($X per ton), while Nigeria ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Gambia (+17.3%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Book Cover Imports

Imports in Western Africa

In 2021, overseas purchases of blotting pads and book covers were finally on the rise to reach X tons for the first time since 2018, thus ending a two-year declining trend. Overall, imports enjoyed a strong increase. As a result, imports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, book cover imports soared to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, imports posted a strong expansion. As a result, imports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

Nigeria dominates imports structure, finishing at X tons, which was near 88% of total imports in 2021. The following importers - Senegal (X tons) and Togo (X tons) - together made up 4.9% of total imports.

Nigeria was also the fastest-growing in terms of the blotting pads and book covers imports, with a CAGR of +61.3% from 2012 to 2021. At the same time, Togo (+7.5%) and Senegal (+4.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. While the share of Nigeria (+83 p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total imports from 2012-2021, the share of Togo (-2.1 p.p.) and Senegal (-4.2 p.p.) displayed negative dynamics.

In value terms, Nigeria ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa, comprising 79% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Senegal ($X), with a 2% share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Nigeria totaled +54.3%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Senegal (-2.8% per year) and Togo (+7.4% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The import price in Western Africa stood at $X per ton in 2021, which is down by -17.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price recorded a abrupt curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 an increase of 22%. Over the period under review, import prices reached the peak figure at $X per ton in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Nigeria ($X per ton), while Togo ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Togo (-0.1%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2022 2012-2022 2023-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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The country with the largest volume of book cover consumption was Nigeria, accounting for 73% of total volume. Moreover, book cover consumption in Nigeria exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Guinea, more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was taken by Benin, with a 6.6% share.
What are the largest producers of blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Benin, Guinea and Mauritania, together accounting for 99.9% of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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In value terms, Benin, Niger and Gambia were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together comprising 56% of total exports.
What are the leading importers of blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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In value terms, Nigeria constitutes the largest market for imported blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa, comprising 79% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Senegal, with a 2% share of total imports.
What is the average export price for blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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The export price in Western Africa stood at $719 per ton in 2021, with a decrease of -31.2% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for blotting pads and book covers in Western Africa?
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In 2021, the import price in Western Africa amounted to $1,394 per ton, dropping by -17.5% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the book cover market in Western 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 17231390 - Blotting pads and book covers, of paper or paperboard
Country coverage:
• Benin
• Burkina Faso
• Cabo Verde
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Liberia
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Senegal
• Sierra Leone
• Togo

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

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
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
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

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 PRODUCT

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 2012–2022
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 2012–2022
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

• Benin
• Burkina Faso
• Cabo Verde
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Liberia
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Senegal
• Sierra Leone
• Togo
• Cote d'Ivoire
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2022
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2022
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2022
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, 2012–2022
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2022
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2022
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