The laminate flooring industry in Europe will grow against the trend in 2020

The laminate flooring industry in Europe will grow against the trend in 2020

According to the survey results released by the association of European producers of laminate flooring (eplf), the member enterprises of the association sold 459 million m2 of flooring in 2020, an increase of 2.74% over 2019. In 2020, novel coronavirus pneumonia was the most serious problem in the world, especially in the spring, when sales were almost stagnant. European strengthened flooring manufacturers were able to overcome the economic downturn and achieved rapid recovery in the second half of the year, thanks to the global economic recovery.

Globally, the sales volume of North American wood flooring market in 2020 increased by * *, 22.4% compared with 2019, and the sales area was 49.1 million m2. Among them, the sales area of the U.S. market was 38.1 million m2, a year-on-year increase of 28.1%. The sales area in Canada was 11 million m2, a year-on-year increase of 6.1%. The main driving force for the substantial growth of sales in North America and the overall recovery of global market sales data may be the significant increase in the number of people who carried out decoration during the epidemic and the increase in the number of people who chose DIY.

In the European market, wood flooring sales in Western Europe were good in 2020, with a total sales volume of 225.7 million m2, an increase of 3.6% year-on-year in 2019. As in 2019, the German market remains the strongest market in Europe, with a sales volume of 52.7 million m2, an increase of 6.1% year-on-year in 2019. Although both France and the UK sold 37.1 million m2 of wood flooring, the sales volume in the UK increased by 13.7% year-on-year in 2019, much higher than the growth of 1.6% in France. Similar to the UK, sales in the Netherlands increased by 13.8 per cent to 21.1 million m2. The only market in Western Europe with declining sales volume is Spain, with a sales area of 14.6 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 12.8%.

In 2020, the sales volume in the Eastern European market remained stable, with a total sales area of 134.8 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 0.2% in 2019. As a * * market in Eastern Europe, Russia will continue to expand its market scale in 2020, with a sales area of 46.2 million m2, an increase of 5.6% year-on-year in 2019. The market sales area in Poland was 29 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 6.6%. Ukraine maintained its position in one of the three major markets in Eastern Europe with a sales area of 10.4 million m2 and a year-on-year increase of 1.1%. Romania’s sales volume was 9.6 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 4.9%, while Hungary increased by 11.7% year-on-year, with a sales area of 7.7 million m2. In 2020, the sales volume of wood flooring in Asia decreased significantly, with a sales area of 25.1 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 11.9%. The sales area in Latin America was 14.1 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 10.1%. The sales area in Australia and Oceania was 3.2 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 10.7%. The sales area in Africa was 4.7 million m2, a year-on-year decrease of 5.6%.

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