Facts in Five: The German market
Home to about 300 coating, paint and printing ink producing companies and around 25,000 industry employees, the German paints and coatings industry is characterised by many small and medium-sized companies. But is also home to several large corporations as our ranking of the 25 largest coatings companies in Europe shows. For 2017, the German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL) predicts a stable economy.
Volume and values
The German market for paints and coatings and printing inks accounted for a volume of 2.6 million tons in 2016.
Decorative coatings versus industrial coatings
With exports of 749,928 tons and imports of 276,191 tons, Germany is export-oriented but also an important market for other countries.
All in all, the capita consumption is 21 kg in total, the biggest factor being decorative paints.