Crispbread Market Overview in the European Union
In value terms, crispbread production stood at $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, saw a sharp decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. The level of production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of crispbread production in were Sweden ( tonnes), Germany ( tonnes) and Italy ( tonnes), together accounting for % of total production. These countries were followed by France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Greece, Poland and Hungary, which together accounted for a further %.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Hungary, while crispbread production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The size of the crispbread market in the European Union was estimated at $ in , leveling off at the previous year. 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). Overall, consumption, however, continues to indicate a sharp decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % against the previous year. The level of consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Hungary, while crispbread consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest crispbread markets in the European Union were Sweden ($), Germany ($) and France ($), together comprising % of the total market. These countries were followed by Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Romania, which together accounted for a further %.
Hungary saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, among the main consuming countries over the period under review, while crispbread market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In , the highest levels of crispbread per capita consumption was registered in Sweden ( kg per persons), followed by Denmark ( kg per persons), Lithuania ( kg per persons) and the Czech Republic ( kg per persons), while the world average per capita consumption of crispbread was estimated at kg per persons.
In Sweden, crispbread per capita consumption decreased by an average annual rate of -% over the period from 2007-. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: Denmark (+% per year) and Lithuania (+% per year).