Italy Tops the EU List of Textile Wadding Producers

Other Textiles November 26, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

From 2008 to 2014, EU wadding production showed a decrease in dynamics, falling from 276 thousand tonnes in 2008 to 208 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 15,6% over the period under review. In value terms, EU wadding production decreased to 805 million EUR in 2014, falling by 3,4% annually.

The countries with the largest production of wadding in absolute volumes were Italy (40 thousand tonnes), followed distantly by Lithuania (7 thousand tonnes), Greece (4 thousand tonnes) and Croatia (2 thousand tonnes).

Positive dynamics in wadding production among the main producing countries from 2008 to 2014 were recorded in Greece (+41.5% per year), while for the other three EU leaders (Italy, Lithuania and Croatia) the paces of growth were more modest or negative.

Italy dominated in EU wadding production and ranked third in trade. In 2014, Italy exported 45% of its total wadding output. Of this amount, 6% was supplied to France, where Italy's wadding held a 6% share of total France imports.

Source: EU: Wadding Of Textile Materials And Articles Thereof - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020