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Economic Data

Statistics on candles from 2005 to 2011

Preliminary note:
The following values of goods are not the values actually realized when sold to the end-consumers but the values when sold to the wholesale.

The European candle consumption increased only very slightly by 0.3 % (+2,200 tons) in 2011 compared to the previous year. The value of the consumed candles rose by 2.6 % (+35 million EUR) in the same period and remained below the inflation rate. This means that each citizen of the European Union consumed an average of 1.3 kg of candles (+0.1 %) in 2011, corresponding to a wholesale price of 2.79 EUR (+2.2 %).

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Industry Report in autumn 2011

The worst did fortunately not come true in the previous year


Despite a temporarily very dismal forecast based on an imminent base material shortage
and very high base material prices, the previous year 2010 did not end quite as bad for the European candle manufacturers as this had to be expected for a long time. This was mainly due to the fact that the base materials were mostly available in sufficient quantities after all and that the retailers placed extensive repeat orders in the autumn months. Thus, the European candle manufacturers were able to clearly increase their production output yet again compared to the already strong year 2009.

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