This is the fourth time Ceresana has analysed the entire European market for paints and coatings, which totalled 9.1 million tonnes 
in 2019.
Architectural coatings are the most important application area for paints and coatings, and the report predicts that by 2027, around 58% of all paints and coatings will be used in the construction industry. This usage, the second largest sales market, is heavily influenced by the economic situation of the respective country, and an average growth of approx. 1.2% per year is expected in the European demand for paints and coatings in this area.

In addition to the division between the individual application areas, this market study also examined the demand per product type. The increased focus on sustainability and the protection of the environment is, however, raising interest in water-based paints and coatings as well as other environmentally friendly alternatives. Water-based paints and coatings currently account for about 58% of the entire European market.

Chapter 1 provides a comprehensive account and analysis of the European market for paints and coatings – including forecasts until 2027. It features the development of demand, revenues, as well as production. The different application areas of paints and coatings are examined separately: construction, industry products, transportation, wood processing, and other applications. Demand is additionally split by product types: vinyl, acrylics, alkyd, epoxy, PUR, polyester, other polymers, and other paints and coatings.

Chapter 2 analyses 21 individual European sales markets, such as most EU member states as well as, for example, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Switzerland.
Chapter 3 provides useful company profiles of the most important manufacturers of paints and coatings, arranged according to contact information, revenues, profits, product range, production sites, and profile summary.