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 decreased significantly to approx. 739.000 tons in 2018 (-6,6 %, -52.200 tons) due to the extremely late start of the winter. The value of the consumed candles decreased by 4,2 % (-79 million EUR) in the same period. This means that each citizen in the European Union consumed an average of 1,44 kg of candles (-6,8 %) in 2018, corresponding to a wholesale price of 3,54 EUR (-4,4 %).
The European candle manufacturers suffered a decrease of their production by 6,9 % or 50.000 tons respectively.
When it comes to the export, the year 2018 showed a decrease of 1,8 % (-1.100 tons) compared to the previous year.
The imports decreased by 2,5 % or 3.200 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 meantime.