Paper and Paperboard Market Overview in Germany
In value terms, paper and paperboard production dropped to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, recorded a slight shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the paper and paperboard market in Germany reduced to $ in 2019, waning 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). Overall, consumption saw a mild slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of paper and paperboard consumption, amongst the main consumed products, was attained by packaging materials, while paper and paperboard consumption for the other products experienced mixed trend patterns.
In value terms, packaging materials ($), graphic papers ($) and other paper and paperboard, nes ($) constituted the products with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined % share of the total market.
Packaging materials recorded the highest growth rate of market size, among the main consumed products over the period under review, while paper and paperboard market for the other products experienced mixed trend patterns.