European Exports of Household and Sanitary Paper Articles Grow Moderately to Near $6B - Global Trade Magazine
  August 17th, 2021 | Written by

European Exports of Household and Sanitary Paper Articles Grow Moderately to Near $6B

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  • Germany remains the second-largest exporter of household and sanitary paper articles worldwide.
  • In 2020, European exports of household and sanitary paper articles rose by +1.1% y-o-y to 2.9M tonnes.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Household And Sanitary Articles of Paper – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, European exports of household and sanitary paper articles rose by +1.1% y-o-y to 2.9M tonnes, which equated to $5.9B. Supplies from Germany, Italy, Poland and France constitute more than half of total European exports. Germany remains the second-largest exporter of household and sanitary paper articles worldwide and the prime supplier to other European countries. In 2020, the average export price for household and sanitary paper articles in the EU remained almost unchanged compared to the previous year’s figures. 

Exports in the EU by Country

In 2020, approx. 2.9M tonnes of household and sanitary articles of paper were exported in the EU; rising by +1.1% y-o-y. In value terms, exports of household and sanitary articles of paper stood at $5.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

The shipments of the four major exporters of household and sanitary articles of paper, namely Germany, Italy, Poland and France, represented more than half of total export. Sweden (188K tonnes) took the next position in the ranking, followed by Spain (145K tonnes) and the Netherlands (139K tonnes). All these countries together occupied near 16% share of total exports. Belgium (118K tonnes), Slovakia (114K tonnes), Portugal (111K tonnes), Austria (93K tonnes), Slovenia (49K tonnes) and Finland (45K tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total exports.

Germany holds the position of the second-largest exporter of household and sanitary paper articles worldwide, following China. Germany accounts for 13% of the total global exports.

In value terms, the largest household and sanitary articles of paper supplying countries in the EU were Germany ($1.3B), Italy ($946M) and Poland ($595M), together accounting for 48% of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Slovakia, Austria, Finland and Slovenia, which together accounted for a further 45%.

The export price for household and sanitary articles of paper in the EU stood at $2,009 per tonne in 2020, approximately equating the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($2,611 per tonne), while Poland ($1,632 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Finland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Major Destinations for Household and Sanitary Paper Article Exports from Germany

The Netherlands (109K tonnes), France (64K tonnes) and Austria (64K tonnes) were the main destinations of exports of household and sanitary articles of paper from Germany, together accounting for 40% of total exports. These countries were followed by Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Spain, which together accounted for a further 46%.

In value terms, the largest markets for household and sanitary articles of paper exported from Germany were the Netherlands ($204M), Austria ($147M) and Switzerland ($129M), together comprising 37% of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Belgium, the UK, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary and Spain, which together accounted for a further 45%.

Source: IndexBox Platform