EU Cotton Bed Linen Market - Italy, Portugal, and Germany Account for 70% of Total Production - Global Trade Magazine
  October 21st, 2019 | Written by

EU Cotton Bed Linen Market – Italy, Portugal, and Germany Account for 70% of Total Production

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  • The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.
  • From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain.
  • In value terms, bed linen of cotton exports amounted to $1.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Bed Linen Of Cotton – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the cotton bed linen market in the European Union is estimated at $10.4B in 2018, an increase of  12% y-o-y. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, bed linen of cotton consumption, however, continues to indicate a strong expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of 35% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the bed linen of cotton market reached its peak figure level in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of bed linen of cotton consumption in 2018 were Italy (50K tonnes), Germany (46K tonnes) and France (45K tonnes), together accounting for 53% of total consumption. These countries were followed by the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Greece and Denmark, which together accounted for a further 37%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of bed linen of cotton consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Austria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the UK ($7.4B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($819M). It was followed by Germany.

The countries with the highest levels of bed linen of cotton per capita consumption in 2018 were Austria (970 kg per 1000 persons), Sweden (882 kg per 1000 persons) and Italy (836 kg per 1000 persons).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of bed linen of cotton per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Austria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

The bed linen of cotton market is expected to start a downward consumption trend over the next seven years. The performance of the market is forecast to decrease slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of -0.6% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to depress the market volume to 253K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the production of bed linen of cotton in the European Union amounted to 92K tonnes, lowering by -6.1% against the previous year. In general, bed linen of cotton production continues to indicate a moderate descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when production volume increased by 9.2% year-to-year. Over the period under review, bed linen of cotton production attained its peak figure volume at 127K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, bed linen of cotton production totaled $957M in 2018 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, bed linen of cotton production continues to indicate a drastic downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of 3.3% y-o-y. Over the period under review, bed linen of cotton production attained its peak figure level at $1.5B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of bed linen of cotton production in 2018 were Italy (27K tonnes), Portugal (25K tonnes) and Germany (13K tonnes), together accounting for 70% of total production. These countries were followed by Poland, Spain, France and Romania, which together accounted for a further 21%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of bed linen of cotton production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the production figures.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the bed linen of cotton exports in the European Union amounted to 147K tonnes, surging by 7.9% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by 16% year-to-year. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, bed linen of cotton exports amounted to $1.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by 17% against the previous year. Over the period under review, bed linen of cotton exports attained their maximum at $1.7B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Germany (33K tonnes), distantly followed by Portugal (19K tonnes), Poland (17K tonnes), Belgium (16K tonnes), the Netherlands (15K tonnes), Italy (7.9K tonnes), France (7.8K tonnes) and Spain (7.4K tonnes) represented the key exporters of bed linen of cotton, together making up 84% of total exports. The Czech Republic (4,375 tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest bed linen of cotton markets in the European Union were Germany ($357M), Portugal ($300M) and Belgium ($146M), together accounting for 49% of total exports. Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, the Netherlands recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to exports, over the last eleven years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The bed linen of cotton export price in the European Union stood at $11,134 per tonne in 2018, flattening at the previous year. In general, the bed linen of cotton export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 an increase of 16% year-to-year. In that year, the export prices for bed linen of cotton reached their peak level of $13,796 per tonne. From 2012 to 2018, the growth in terms of the export prices for bed linen of cotton remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Portugal ($15,547 per tonne), while Poland ($7,852 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Czech Republic, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

The imports stood at 319K tonnes in 2018, increasing by 3.3% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of 17% y-o-y. The volume of imports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, bed linen of cotton imports totaled $2.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by 22% y-o-y. In that year, bed linen of cotton imports reached their peak of $3B. From 2012 to 2018, the growth of bed linen of cotton imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Germany (67K tonnes), France (47K tonnes), the UK (32K tonnes), Italy (31K tonnes), the Netherlands (27K tonnes) and Belgium (24K tonnes) were the largest importers of bed linen of cotton in the European Union, creating 71% of total import. Spain (16K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 4.9% share, followed by Poland (4.8%).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest bed linen of cotton importing markets in the European Union were Germany ($611M), France ($475M) and the UK ($286M), together comprising 48% of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Poland, which together accounted for a further 32%.

Poland experienced the highest growth rate of imports, among the main importing countries over the last eleven-year period, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the bed linen of cotton import price in the European Union amounted to $8,910 per tonne, standing approx. at the previous year. In general, the bed linen of cotton import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the import price increased by 28% against the previous year. In that year, the import prices for bed linen of cotton attained their peak level of $11,299 per tonne. From 2012 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for bed linen of cotton remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Spain ($10,560 per tonne), while Italy ($6,906 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform


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