Folding Boxboard Market Overview in the European Union
In value terms, folding boxboard production totaled $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Overall, folding boxboard production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when production volume increased by % year-to-year. The level of folding boxboard production peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, production remained at a lower figure.
The country with the largest volume of folding boxboard production was Germany ( tonnes), accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, folding boxboard production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Italy ( tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Austria ( tonnes), with a % share.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Germany was relatively modest. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Italy (+% per year) and Austria (+% per year).
The revenue of the folding boxboard market in the European Union amounted to $ in 2018, 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). Overall, folding boxboard consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. The level of folding boxboard consumption peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of folding boxboard consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Poland, while folding boxboard consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Germany ($), Poland ($) and France ($) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together comprising % of the total market.
In terms of the main consuming countries, Poland recorded the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while folding boxboard market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2018, the highest levels of folding boxboard per capita consumption was registered in Austria ( kg per person), followed by Poland ( kg per person), the Netherlands ( kg per person) and Italy ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of folding boxboard was estimated at kg per person.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of the folding boxboard per capita consumption in Austria stood at +%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Poland (+% per year) and the Netherlands (-% per year).