Polycarbonate Market Overview in Germany
In value terms, polycarbonate production shrank to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a drastic downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % year-to-year. Polycarbonate production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The value of the polycarbonate market in Germany soared to $ in , picking up by % against 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). In general, consumption saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.