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Economic Data

Industry Report in autumn/winter 2016

Candle consumption at an all-time high, manufacturers´ profit at an all-time low
Candles with their warm and cosy light are immensely popular with consumers and they consumed more than 700.000 tons last year which is a new record.

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Statistics on candles from 2009 to 2015

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.


Compared to the already strong previous year, the candle consumption increased significantly again to approx. 703.500 tons in 2015 (+5,0%, +33.300 tons).The value of the consumed candles rose by 6,7% (+114 million EUR) in the same period. This means that each citizen in the European Union consumed an average of 1,4 kg of candles (+4,7%) in 2015, corresponding to a wholesale price of 3,57 EUR (+6,4%).

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