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Printing: external dimension

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The printing industry typically depends on its local market, where a short delivery time and familiarity with the client are competitive advantages. The market for print is however increasingly globalised and external markets are having more and more influence on European printers, with certain types of production being relocated to third countries.

Products affected by relocation

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Source: "Competitiveness of the European Graphics Industry" - European Commission 2007

Imports from China

Value in €

2002

2004

2006

2007

Variation 2004/2006 in %

Variation 2006/2007 in %

BELGIUM

4,746,645,039

6,758,395,599

10,203,683,776

12,538,040,702

33.77

18.62

BULGARIA

145,849,177

377,018,591

769,968,621

609,144,821

51.03

-26.40

CZECH REPUBLIC

1,991,847,766

1,881,341,516

2,606,106,387

4,335,603,907

27.81

39.89

DENMARK

1,474,771,312

2,160,027,280

3,416,898,559

3,897,170,539

36.78

12.32

GERMANY

19,053,452,604

28,532,944,588

43,148,545,184

48,727,036,707

33.87

11.45

ESTONIA

264,877,875

232,725,182

331,751,249

299,275,244

29.85

-10.85

IRELAND

762,861,010

1,293,268,840

1,766,834,830

2,012,933,355

26.80

12.23

GREECE

1,028,392,977

1,423,127,585

1,818,713,895

2,794,525,973

21.75

34.92

SPAIN

4,757,815,440

7,157,571,361

12,116,213,163

15,785,660,985

40.93

23.25

FRANCE

8,572,170,404

11,652,260,708

15,839,489,755

18,156,570,521

26.44

12.76

ITALY

8,306,985,309

11,828,405,433

17,910,878,894

21,764,487,393

33.96

17.71

CYPRUS

164,077,018

180,283,415

231,680,106

333,010,899

22.18

30.43

LATVIA

45,012,764

71,856,976

153,423,322

256,994,523

53.16

40.30

LITHUANIA

193,385,322

236,968,107

369,491,393

498,195,261

35.87

25.83

LUXEMBOURG

73,503,985

2,022,243,335

3,527,614,869

3,413,462,918

42.67

-3.34

HUNGARY

2,208,906,012

3,661,423,095

4,306,592,058

5,393,943,279

14.98

20.16

MALTA

65,774,425

65,831,909

102,142,243

92,521,395

35.55

-10.40

NETHERLANDS

12,000,027,682

18,998,109,270

30,972,369,885

37,745,974,408

38.66

17.95

AUSTRIA

1,162,561,445

1,517,948,731

2,500,423,323

2,928,018,414

39.29

14.60

POLAND

-

2,331,374,114

3,570,600,350

5,050,077,983

34.71

29.30

PORTUGAL

344,638,899

458,610,661

773,202,802

1,063,431,245

40.69

27.29

ROMANIA

392,496,933

851,720,483

1,738,018,993

1,667,416,078

50.99

-4.23

SLOVENIA

237,568,714

141,113,024

305,480,503

446,875,632

53.81

31.64

SLOVAKIA

-

386,860,128

741,718,912

1,569,048,198

47.84

52.73

FINLAND

956,845,608

1,372,737,254

2,958,281,714

3,296,030,522

53.60

10.25

SWEDEN

1,822,530,676

2,557,946,898

3,905,705,154

4,703,030,998

34.51

16.95

UNITED KINGDOM

16,811,309,930

20,539,766,259

28,744,908,682

33,207,225,232

28.54

13.44

Average for EU27

36.67

16.99

Products covered: Harmonised System / Système Harmonisé / Harmonisierte System: (HS) 6 - Chapter, Chapitre, Kapitel 49
PRODUCT: - TOTAL Chapter 49

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