Economic Data

Industry Report in autumn 2014

Satisfactory candle consumption, inadequate profit of manufacturers

Candles are continuously popular with consumers in Europe. The consumption per head in the European Union increased to approximately 1.2 kg in the last year, translating into a total sales volume of 613,000 tons of candles. Industry expects the consumption to slightly increase this year again.

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Statistics on candles from 2007 to 2013

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 candle consumption increased to approx. 613,000 tons in 2013 (+2,7 %, +16,000 tons).The value of the consumed candles rose by 9.2 % (+133 million EUR) in the same period - underlining the general trend away from rather simple products towards sophisticated candles with a fancy design. This means that each citizen in the European Union consumed an average of 1.21 kg of candles (+2.5 %) in 2013, corresponding to a wholesale price of 3.12 EUR (+9.0 %).

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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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