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. 741.300 tons in 2016 (+7,1%, +49.200 tons).The value of the consumed candles rose by 2,0% (+36 million EUR) in the same period. This means that each citizen in the European Union consumed an average of 1,45 kg of candles (+6,7%) in 2016, corresponding to a wholesale price of 3,60 EUR (+1,6%).

The European candle manufacturers were able to increase their production by 4,7% or 29.900 tons respectively.

When it comes to the export, the year 2016 showed a slight decrease of 1,0% (-580 tons) compared to the previous year.

The imports increased significantly by almost 17% or 18.700 tons in the same period.

The percentage of domestically produced candles in the total consumption continues to remain at a pleasingly high level. In addition to the better price, consumers can rely on the premium base materials and the superb performance of European products. Both are guaranteed by the RAL Quality Mark for example which attracts interest of a rising number of retailers and especially consumers beyond Central Europe in the meantim