Facts and figures

EDANA provides detailed data on European Nonwovens Production and Deliveries annually for EDANA member companies. Below you will find some of the key statistics.

    Production Figures

    • Nonwovens production in Greater Europe increased in volume by 3.6% to reach 2,328,523 tonnes in 2015
    • This compares with growth rates in the two previous growths of 4.8% in 2014 and 2.2% in 2013, on a comparable basis
    • The estimated total turnover of the European nonwoven roll goods industry is around 7,471 million €

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe (in thousand tonnes 2015)

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe 2015

    Evolution of Production of Nonwovens and Products’ weight

    Evolution of Production of Nonwovens and Products’ weight 2015

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe by manufacturing process (in thousand tonnes in 2015)

    Nonwoven production in GE by manufacturing process 2015

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe (in thousand tonnes in 2015)

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe 2015 (ctries)

    Nonwoven production in Greater Europe (in square meters in 2015)

     Nonwoven production in Greater Europe (in square meters in 2015)

    Markets

    In 2015, the main market segments in terms of volume for nonwovens roll goods, were
    • hygiene (30.9%)
    • wipes for personal care (12.8%)
    • construction (9.2%)
    • upholstery / table linen / households (6.9%)
    • civil engineering (6.1%)
    • automotive (6.1%)
    • other wipes (4%) and
    • filtration (3.7%)

    Nonwoven deliveries in Western Europe by end-uses (in thousand tonnes in 2015)

    Nonwoven deliveries in Western Europe by end-uses 2015

    Trade

    • Total nonwoven exports from the EU28 to the rest of the world amounted to 371,688 tonnes in 2015 (as compared to 341,811 tonnes in 2014)
    • This represented value of almost 1,716 million €

    EU28 Total Nonwoven Trade Flows with the Non-EU Countries (in volumes)

    EU28 Total Nonwoven Trade Flows with the Non-EU Countries 2015

    Employment

    • As this industry is very capital-intensive, it employs “only” around 25,000 employees in Europe.
    The full report and detailed data for the "2015 European Nonwovens Production and Deliveries". For further information, please contact Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director.

    Download this short summary here.
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