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The EU Paper Dishes And Cups Imports Soar, Boosted by Rising Demand in Western Europe

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  • The paper dishes and cups import price in the European Union stood at $3,160 per tonne in 2018.
  • Italy represented the largest exporter of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups exported in the European Union.
  • In 2018, approx. 288K tonnes of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups were imported in the European Union.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Paper Trays, Dishes, Plates And Cups – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the paper dishes and cups market in the European Union amounted to $1.4B in 2018. 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of paper dishes and cups consumption in 2018 were the UK (111K tonnes), Germany (71K tonnes) and France (36K tonnes), together accounting for 51% of total consumption.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of paper dishes and cups consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the UK, while paper dishes and cups consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paper dishes and cups markets in the European Union were the UK ($376M), Germany ($238M) and France ($128M), with a combined 54% share of the total market. Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

The countries with the highest levels of paper dishes and cups per capita consumption in 2018 were the UK (1,667 kg per 1000 persons), the Netherlands (1,396 kg per 1000 persons) and Sweden (1,157 kg per 1000 persons).

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups exported in the European Union stood at 202K tonnes, going up by 9.9% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. In value terms, paper dishes and cups exports stood at $791M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Italy represented the largest exporter of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups exported in the European Union, with the volume of exports resulting at 64K tonnes, which was approx. 32% of total exports in 2018. Germany (22K tonnes) took an 11% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Poland (10%), the UK (9.5%), Finland (6.8%), Spain (6.4%) and the Netherlands (4.8%).

From 2007 to 2018, average annual rates of growth with regard to paper dishes and cups exports from Italy stood at +3.1%. At the same time, the Netherlands (+15.4%), Poland (+10.0%), Spain (+8.4%), the UK (+2.5%) and Germany (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +15.4% from 2007-2018. By contrast, Finland (-1.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2018, the share of Italy, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK increased by +9.1%, +6.7%, +3.8%, +3.8% and +2.2% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Italy ($276M) remains the largest paper dishes and cups supplier in the European Union, comprising 35% of total paper dishes and cups exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($86M), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by the UK, with a 10% share.

Export Prices by Country

The paper dishes and cups export price in the European Union stood at $3,914 per tonne in 2018, increasing by 3.3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the paper dishes and cups export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($4,651 per tonne), while Finland ($2,981 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 288K tonnes of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups were imported in the European Union; picking up by 11% against the previous year. In general, paper dishes and cups imports continue to indicate resilient growth. The volume of imports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the near future. In value terms, paper dishes and cups imports amounted to $912M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The imports of the four major importers of paper trays, dishes, plates and cups, namely the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France, represented more than half of total import. Sweden (14K tonnes) took a 4.9% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Spain (4.9%). The following importers – Belgium (13K tonnes), Ireland (9K tonnes), Italy (8.5K tonnes), Greece (8.2K tonnes), Austria (8.1K tonnes) and Romania (7K tonnes) – together made up 19% of total imports.

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

In value terms, Germany ($147M), the UK ($134M) and France ($113M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together accounting for 43% of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Romania and Greece, which together accounted for a further 42%.

Import Prices by Country

The paper dishes and cups import price in the European Union stood at $3,160 per tonne in 2018, growing by 1.6% against the previous year. In general, the paper dishes and cups import price, however, continues to indicate a mild deduction.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Belgium ($3,706 per tonne), while the UK ($2,354 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform