Updated Jan 12, 2023 02:39

Market for Ceramic Wares For Laboratory Or Technical Uses in France

Market Overview
In , the French market for ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses increased by % to $, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a slight reduction. Consumption of peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, production of ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses declined to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production recorded a slight decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of %. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2012 to , production of growth failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
In , consumption of ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses increased by % to tons for the first time since 2018, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Overall, consumption, however, continues to indicate a slight curtailment. Consumption of peaked at tons in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

The value of the market for ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses in France amounted to $ in , rising 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, however, showed a mild decline. Consumption of peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.


Market Forecast
Depressed by shrinking demand for ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses in France, the market is expected to continue its downward consumption trend over the next eight-year period. The performance of the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -% for the period from to , which is projected to depress the market volume to tons by the end of .

In value terms, the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market value to $ (in nominal prices) by the end of .


Market Structure
Driven by a growing demand, the share of imports in total supply in France increased significantly over the last fifteen-year period (from % to %). In , the share of imports in total consumption accounted for % in value terms and % in physical terms. The share of imports increased moderately ( percentage point) over the period under review.


Trade Balance
France remains a net importer of ceramic wares for laboratory or technical uses; in physical and value terms, imports consistently exceeded exports from 2007 to . In , there was a significant trade deficit of tons, which was equal to $. This tangible trade deficit reflects the fact that the market remains dependent on imports, which is likely to continue in the medium term.