Gloves Market - The Netherlands is Gaining Momentum on the EU Gloves Market

Wearing Apparel December 15, 2015
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

gloves market

The EU gloves market plays an important role in the European economic sector. To illustrate this, a new organizational body, the European Glove Association, was recently established, with its aim to expand the European market via an ongoing media promotional campaign designed to create consumer awareness and stimulate sales.

Latching onto recent eco-tendencies, European gloves manufacturers are now emphasizing that their production is made in an environmentally friendly facility as a way of appealing to a growing number of eco-concerned buyers.

An increased focus on the often neglected male glove consumer can also be found, particularly when it comes to leather varieties. It goes without saying that a large number of companies will benefit from this male-oriented approach.

The Netherlands and Germany were the main suppliers of gloves, mittens and mitts among the EU members, with a combined share of 34% of total exports in 2014. The fastest growing suppliers were the Netherlands (+4.3% per year) and Spain (+6.5% per year) in total exports from 2007 to 2014. The Netherlands strengthened its position in the European export structure, from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014.

In 2014, the main destinations of gloves, mittens and mitts imports were Germany (19%), France (9%) and Italy (8%). All the countries showed a decline in imports, and the most notable decrease was recorded in Germany and Italy, with a CAGR of -7.4% and -7.1%, respectively. The remaining suppliers, France (-4.5%), the Czech Republic (-2.7%), the UK (-5.8%), the Netherlands (-4.9%) and Spain (-6.7%), also displayed negative dynamics.

Do you want to know more about the EU gloves market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • gloves market share
  • gloves prices
  • gloves industry
  • gloves sales
  • gloves market forecast
  • gloves price forecast
  • key gloves producers

Source: EU: Gloves, Mittens And Mitts - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020