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Despite sluggish growth in its home market of Japan, Fast Retailing Co Ltd (FRC) maintained another year of strong sales, driven by aggressive store openings across Asia Pacific and Western Europe. The company aims to continue the search for opportunities abroad, while also turning towards retail digitalisation. Although growth remains centred...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
  • UNIQLO CO., LTD.
  • Womenswear Group

Online sales outpaced all other distribution channels over 2012-2017. Pure play online retailers (e.g. Wayfair, Casper, Amazon, Pepperfry etc.) are disrupting the home and garden industry, offering online sales and transforming the homewares and home furnishings retail landscape. Online retailers are winning the competition for market share,...

  • Retail
  • India
  • United States
  • Demand
  • Wayfair Inc.

The pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry’s positive development in 2017 was supported by healthy domestic demand, as an ageing population along with the rising prevalence of chronic diseases continued to boost private and hospital spending on pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Total spending on health insurance rose by 3% and...

  • Pharmaceutical
  • France
  • Demand
  • Trade

The transport equipment industry in Germany sustained growth in 2017, largely lifted by an expanding automotive industry. Motor vehicles and parts was the largest industry, accounting for 88% of the broader transport equipment industry’s production value. During 2017 German car manufacturers and auto parts suppliers enjoyed healthy revenue...

  • Motor Vehicle
  • Germany
  • Supply

The exports of textile and leather products recorded double-digit growth over 2017, mostly driven by rising household expenditure in neighbouring EU countries, as well as the Swiss franc’s appreciation against the euro, which boosted German exports to Switzerland. Germany is the third-largest exporter of textiles and clothes worldwide, capturing...

  • Technical Textiles
  • Textile
  • Germany
  • Trade

The country remained the world’s third-largest supplier of machinery, following China and the USA, and German machinery producers continued on a growth trajectory in 2017, primarily facilitated by surging exports. The USA and China remained the key markets for machinery deliveries over the year, registering a strong shipment increase. Overall,...

  • Motor Vehicle
  • Germany
  • Demand
  • Trade

The restaurant industry’s turnover recorded strong growth over 2017 as consumer spending on eating outside the home remained strong. According to Destatis, consumer expenditure for food away from the home recorded stable growth of 5% annually over 2016-2017. Despite an inflation jump in 2017, the consumer confidence index rose, thanks to a...

  • Hospitality
  • Hotel
  • Tourism
  • Germany
  • Market Size

The French industry recorded steady turnover growth in 2017, as government expenditure on healthcare continued to increase on the back of the country’s ageing population and wage hikes negotiated with general practitioners. According to the 2017 Social Security budget, the expenditure target was set to a 2.1% annual increase totalling EUR190.7...

  • Health Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospital
  • France
  • Forecast

The German forestry, wood and paper industry saw a strong turnaround in 2017, due partly to rising domestic demand and an uptick in wood prices. Domestic demand was up significantly, as the sector benefited from higher demand for residential accommodation, a greater willingness to invest amongst businesses, and a civil engineering drive by...

  • Paper
  • Pulp And Paper
  • Germany
  • Demand
  • Trade

The German dairy industry, which ranks as the largest in Europe and third-largest globally, experienced contracting production volume in 2017, however turnover growth was maintained by recovering dairy prices. Contracting dairy production volume was a result of a lower milk supply, as the number of dairy cows in Germany in 2017 decreased compared...

  • Dairy Products
  • Processed Food
  • Germany
  • Demand
  • Supply

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Refined petroleum products in France recorded solid growth in 2017, fuelled by robust demand for automotive fuel from French households. France automotive production grew by 6% to 2.2 million units in 2017, driven by upgrades in model ranges. Moreover, increased domestic demand brought 5% more new registered passenger vehicles to France’s...

  • Energy
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Oil And Gas
  • France
  • Demand

Euromonitor International’s Industrial reports provide a 360 degree view of an industry. The Industrial market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the Agriculture market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies,...

  • Agricultural Products
  • Agriculture
  • Vegetables
  • Germany
  • Supply

The French restaurants sector recorded solid growth in 2017 as a result of growing disposable income and a strong tradition for eating away from home. In 2017, French disposable income increased by 2.6% as a result of positive economic performance and a rise in consumer confidence. According to OECD, over the year, the French consumer confidence...

  • Hospitality
  • Hotel
  • Tourism
  • France
  • Trade

Food turnover entered positive growth territory in 2017. This performance was mostly driven by gains in household spending, on the back of improved consumer confidence and a mild acceleration in wages. Disposable annual income per capita totalled EUR21,416 in 2017, up by 2% over the previous year. The health and wellness trend prevailed as...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Food
  • France
  • Demand
  • Trade

French public spending growth accelerated in 2017, driving up public organisations’ turnover. Improving macroeconomic conditions led to higher government incomes and higher funding to a wide scope of spheres. The country’s GDP growth rate doubled over 2017, compared to the previous year, the domestic economy being boosted by buoyant capital...

  • Aerospace And Defence
  • Defence
  • France
  • Forecast
  • Trade

According to the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE), total electricity production volume decreased by 0.4% to 529.4TWh in 2017. As a result of extensive droughts shrinking the country’s water reserves, hydropower output declined by 16% in volume terms to 53.6TWh, bringing hydropower’s output share in the energy mix from 12% in 2016...

  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • France
  • Forecast
  • Supply

Euromonitor International’s Industrial reports provide a 360 degree view of an industry. The Industrial market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the Agriculture market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies,...

  • Agricultural Products
  • Agriculture
  • France
  • Supply
  • Trade

Euromonitor International’s Industrial reports provide a 360 degree view of an industry. The Industrial market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the Construction and Real Estate market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies...

  • Construction
  • Germany
  • Forecast
  • Trade

Euromonitor International’s Industrial reports provide a 360 degree view of an industry. The Industrial market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the Energy market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies,...

  • Energy
  • Oil And Gas
  • Refined Products
  • Germany
  • Trade

Exports of metal products recorded double-digit growth over 2017 driven by demand for steel, precious and non-ferrous metals across Europe. France remained the top destination for German iron and steel exports, which saw an increase in value in 2017, backed by growing French construction and automotive industries. The value of exports to Poland,...

  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous Metal
  • Germany
  • Market Size
  • Trade

In 2017, the logistics sector in France experienced noticeable growth due to increasing storage demand stemming from online retailing, recovering exports and growing road passenger flows. Moreover, the industry is forecast to experience further expansion, though at a lower rate. Slower growth is expected as the French government is restructuring...

  • Non-Store Retail
  • Transportation
  • France
  • Forecast
  • Trade

Sauces, dressings and condiments is rather saturated in Western Europe; however, premiumisation, in particular around value-added health benefits, provides an opportunity for further growth in per capita expenditure. Increasing consumer interest in home cooking and the demand for convenience will be key factors driving growth in the forecast...

  • Condiment
  • Processed Food
  • Sauce
  • Western Europe
  • Unilever PLC

The expansion of personal services slowed down in 2017, as French consumers limited their spending on such services. This was primarily caused by rising expenditure on essential goods and services due to soaring housing costs, as well as slightly higher food prices. Furthermore, households’ discretionary incomes were mainly spent on other...

  • Beauty And Wellness Services
  • France
  • Demand
  • Forecast

As of 2017, electricity prices in Germany increased by 1.7%, as per German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) estimates, adding to the industry’s value growth. Despite rising prices, consumption of electricity remained nearly flat. According to Eurostat data, households mostly consumed electricity for lighting and appliances,...

  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy & Environment
  • Germany
  • Trade

Exports of metal products recorded solid growth due to recovering economies in Europe and to a booming automotive sector in Germany. The German automotive sector recorded accelerating growth over 2016-2017 backed by governmental support and rising global demand for vehicles. Meanwhile, exports of precious and non-ferrous metals also jumped...

  • Metals
  • Mining And Quarrying
  • France
  • Market Size
  • Trade

Education witnessed moderate growth in 2017, as education was the main priority in the 2017 budget. The government mainly focused on teacher recruitment and training, increasing equality in education and digital transformation. Over the forecast period, education is set to witness steady growth, as it remains a top priority for the government;...

  • Education
  • Education And Training
  • France
  • Forecast
  • Market Structure

Public revenue in Germany grew further in 2017, retaining the growth pace from previous years. The German Government was financing numerous sustainability programmes such as Energiewende, sought improving housing supply, funded digitization and industrial automation programmes, such as Industry 4.0. Furthermore, the government payed increasing...

  • E-Government
  • Germany
  • Demographic
  • Market Structure
  • Trade

Following a flat performance in 2016, the industry’s production turnover returned to growth in 2017 mainly thanks to the recovered wood and wood products sales to the French construction sector. The domestic construction segment performed especially well over the year, with new housing starts recording a 16.5% year-on-year increase and reaching...

  • Paper
  • Pulp And Paper
  • Wood
  • France
  • Demand

Finance and insurance contracted in 2017, as a result of continuing low interest rates. In addition, increasing tax pressure undermined the competitiveness of the industry. For instance, the Finance Act for 2017 introduced an additional corporate tax charge on companies with revenues surpassing EUR1.0 billion. As a result, French financial...

  • Banking
  • France
  • Forecast
  • Trade
  • Citigroup Inc.

After taking-off in 2016, housing construction in France strengthened in 2017, on the back of rising business confidence, a mild acceleration in wages and two leading measures launched by the government (the PTZ zero-rate loan for first time buyers and the Pinel incentive for rental investment). According to the Institut National de la Statistique...

  • Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • France
  • Demand
  • Trade