Belgium Remains the Largest EU Carpet Exporter

Carpets And Rugs November 15, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

From 2007 to 2014, EU carpet production showed mixed dynamics, falling from 789 million square meters in 2007 to 490 million square meters in 2014, with a CAGR of 6.6%. In value terms, EU carpet production decreased to 3,869 million EUR in 2014, falling by 3.5% annually.

The countries with the largest production of carpets and other textile floor coverings in absolute volumes were Belgium (188 million square meters), the Netherlands (126 million square meters), the United Kingdom (75 million square meters) and Germany (35 million square meters).

Belgium dominated in EU carpet production and trade. In 2014, Belgium exported 204 million square meters of carpets and other textile floor coverings. Of this amount, 31% was supplied to the United Kingdom, where Belgium's carpets and other textile floor coverings held a 40% share of total the United Kingdom imports.

Source: EU: Carpets And Other Textile Floor Coverings - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020