Aluminium Tube Market Overview in the European Union
In value terms, aluminium tube production totaled $692M in 2010 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, aluminium tube production, however, continues to indicate a deep drop. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when production volume increased by 8.2% against the previous year. Over the period under review, aluminium tube production attained its maximum level at $1.1B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of aluminium tube production in 2010 were Italy (33K tonnes), Germany (29K tonnes) and Belgium (11K tonnes), together accounting for 48% of total production. These countries were followed by Hungary, Greece, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, France and Romania, which together accounted for a further 33%.
From 2007 to 2010, the most notable rate of growth in terms of aluminium tube production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while aluminium tube production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The revenue of the aluminium tube market in the European Union amounted to $1.1B in 2010, picking up by 14% 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). Over the period under review, aluminium tube consumption, however, continues to indicate an abrupt descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of 14% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the aluminium tube market reached its maximum level at $1.4B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, consumption remained at a lower figure.
In Germany, aluminium tube consumption contracted by an average annual rate of -1.0% over the period from 2007-2010. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: France (-4.0% per year) and Italy (-19.9% per year).
In value terms, Germany ($260M) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($122M). It was followed by the Czech Republic.
From 2007 to 2010, the average annual growth rate of value in Germany amounted to -5.0%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: France (-4.6% per year) and the Czech Republic (-3.8% per year).
In 2010, the highest levels of aluminium tube per capita consumption was registered in the Czech Republic (1,351 kg per 1000 persons), followed by the Netherlands (668 kg per 1000 persons), Germany (608 kg per 1000 persons) and Hungary (548 kg per 1000 persons), while the world average per capita consumption of aluminium tube was estimated at 391 kg per 1000 persons.
From 2007 to 2010, the average annual rate of growth in terms of the aluminium tube per capita consumption in the Czech Republic stood at -4.2%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: the Netherlands (-2.8% per year) and Germany (-0.8% per year).