Paints and coatings do not only make life more colorful and beautiful; they can also protect materials and greatly prolong the durability of many objects. In terms of vehicles, for example, coatings are especially useful for protection against rust. Ceresana has already analyzed the European market for paints and coatings for the fourth time: 9.1 million tonnes of paints and coatings were utilized in 2019. The present report depicts all information on demand, production, import, and export for the period from 2011 to 2027 in tonnes, with revenues in both USD and EUR.
Architectural coatings are the most important application area for paints and coatings. They are used for residential construction (facade and interior paints), as well as for commercial construction and infrastructure projects. Market researchers at Ceresana predict that in 2027, 58% of all paints and coatings will be used in the construction industry. Their usage for industry products, the second largest sales market, is heavily influenced by the economic situation of the respective country. Ceresana expects average growth of approx. 1.2% per year in the European demand for paints and coatings in this area.
In addition to the division between the individual application areas, this market study also examines demand per product type: from paints and coatings on the basis of acrylics, vinyl, alkyd, epoxy, PUR (polyurethane), and polyester to products made of other base materials. Paints and coatings on the basis of acrylics and vinyl account for a large share of the European market: roughly 53%. Coating materials such as mortar, plaster, thinners, printing inks, textile dyes, and food colorants are not included in this study. The increased focus on sustainability and the protection of the environment is raising interest in Europe in water-based paints and coatings as well as other environmentally friendly alternatives. Water-based paints and coatings currently account for about 58% of the entire European market.
The study in brief:
Chapter 1 provides a comprehensive account and analysis of the European market for paints and coatings – including forecasts until 2027. It features the development of demand (in tonnes), revenues (in USD and EUR), as well as production (in tonnes).
The different application areas of paints and coatings are examined separately. The study distinguishes between construction, industry products, transportation, wood processing, and other applications. Demand is additionally split by product types (vinyl, acrylics, alkyd, epoxy, PUR, polyester, other polymers, and other products).
Chapter 2 analyses 21 individual European sales markets: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czechia, Turkey, and Hungary.
The following criteria are described for each individual country: demand, revenues, trade, production, as well as demand and revenues per application areas. Demand is additionally split by product types as well as technologies (water-based, solvent-borne, powder coatings, and others) for the 8 largest countries (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Turkey).
Chapter 3 provides useful company profiles of the most important manufacturers of paints and coatings, clearly arranged according to contact information, revenues, profits, product range, production sites, and profile summary. We offer comprehensive profiles of 94 manufacturers, such as Akzo Nobel N.V., Altana AG, Hempel AS, Jotun AS, Knauf Gips KG, Lonza Group Ltd., PPG Industries, Inc., Sherwin-Williams Sweden AB, Sika AG, and Sto SE & Co. KGaA.