25, Jun 2019 -

European Prefab Housing Market - Key Findings by IndexBox

European Prefab Housing Market - Key Findings by IndexBox


In 2016, the prefabricated buildings market value increased by 4% to 25.8 billion EUR

From 2007 to 2016, the EU prefabricated buildings market showed a mixed trend pattern. A significant drop in 2008 (79% Y-o-Y) was followed by a gradual increase over the next three years until it plunged again in 2013 (91% Y-o-Y). During 2014-2016, the market of prefabricated buildings in Europe showed steady growth. In 2016, the prefabricated buildings market grew by 4% to 25.8 billion EUR (IndexBox estimates).

Italy, Germany and the UK were key consumers of prefabricated buildings

The countries with the highest consumption were Italy (29%, based on EUR), Germany (15%) and the UK (13%), together comprising near 58% of EU prefabricated buildings consumption.
Among the leading consuming countries high levels of per capita consumption levels were recorded in Italy (123.4 EUR/year). It was significantly higher than the EU average of 49.9 EUR/year. Germany (48.0 EUR/year) and the UK (52.1 EUR/year) had the per capita consumption at a level close to the average European per capita consumption.

The EU prefabricated buildings market  to increase steadily

EU growth in prefabricated building consumption is expected to accelerate to +2.0% (currently +0.0%) in the medium term, driven by the economic recovery in Europe, strong employment, and disposable incomes growth.  Moderate economic growth will increase the demand for prefabricated buildings from the business sector, as such buildings have a number of advantages in terms of production technology, build quality, design and style. These advantages are significant when used for the rapid opening of new outlets, service enterprises and other facilities. However, this engine of growth is under pressure from weak pace of economy growth, combined with the uncertainty with regard to further increase in investment and the effects of Brexit.

Prefabricated buildings production increased by 4% to 27.1 billion EUR

Production of prefabricated buildings amounted to approx. 27.1 billion EUR in 2016, indicating mixed trend patterns over the last few years. Production dynamics went hand in hand with that of consumption from 2007 to 2016. After a decline in production of 8% in 2013, output increased by 16%, and during 2015-2016 European production of prefabricated buildings grew by 4% annually.

Iron or steel prefabricated buildings accounted for the highest share (58% in 2016, in value terms) of the EU total prefabricated buildings manufacturing, followed by wooden prefabricated buildings (29%) and plastics, concrete or aluminium prefabricated buildings (13%).

Italy comprised one third of the prefabricated buildings output

Italy was the key EU prefabricated buildings producing country with an output of about 7,379 million EUR, which accounted for 27% of total EU output. It was followed by Germany (14%), the UK (13%), France (8%), Sweden (7%), the Netherlands (4%), Spain (4%) and Austria (4%). Most of the major producing countries showed growth in prefabricated buildings output in value terms from 2007 to 2016: in Germany (+4.5% per year), Sweden (+3.8% per year), the Netherlands (2.6% per year) and the UK (+1.6% per year). Austria (-1.2%) and Spain (-6.5%) were major producing countries with an annual decline of prefabricated buildings output.

The Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy were the major exporting countries

In 2016, the total exports value for prefabricated buildings was 4,132 million EUR, which was 9% more than the year before.

About 42% of total exports were sent outside the Union. In 2016 the value of extra-EU exports for prefabricated buildings was 1.7 billion EUR, 5% more than the year before.
In 2016, the Netherlands (10% of total export value in 2016), Germany (1%), the Czech Republic (10%) and Italy (9%) were the main suppliers of prefabricated buildings in the EU, comprising 39% of total exports.

Among main exporting countries in EU, the fastest growing supplier was the Netherlands (+4.7% per year) and Italy (+4.6% per year), followed by the Czech Republic (+2.2%), while and German export value remained relatively stable from 2007 to 2016.

Germany  was the main importer of prefabricated buildings in the EU

In 2016, the total imports value stood at 2,215 million EUR, 12% more than the year before.
Near 19% of imports came from outside the Union. In 2016, the value of extra-EU imports for prefabricated buildings was 418 million EUR, 23% more than the year before.

In 2016, the main import destination for prefabricated buildings was Germany (32% based on EUR). It was followed by France (11%), the U.K. (10%), Sweden (7%) and Austria (6%), Germany (+10.7%) had the highest annual growth rate of total imports, while imports into France declined with a CAGR of -1.4%.

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Source: Index Box

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