GVR Report cover Europe Carpet Market Size Report

Europe Carpet Market Size Analysis Report By Product (Woven, Tufted, Knotted), By Raw Material (Nylon, Polyester, Polypropylene), By Application (Residential, Non-residential), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-775-9
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The European carpet market size was valued at USD 51.7 billion in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2019 to 2025. Growing application of the product in residential and non-residential sectors on account of its high market visibility for soft flooring products and good insulation properties, such as floor insulation, is projected to positively influence the growth.

Woven carpets offer designers, architects, and end-users distinctive advantages over other flooring options in terms of aesthetics, value, and performance. These strong woven carpets are either made by hand or a machine, but both processes typically use the same method. The transformed interest in handmade woven products is one of the trends behind this booming market.

U.K. carpet market

Europe’s top importers of hand-woven rugs (with substantial imports from emerging countries) are Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Germany was the main leader in carpet imports, accounting for around one billion euro worth. Key drivers in the market are development in the transportation and construction industries, along with a rise in renovation activities. Buyers are increasingly moving towards attractive and bold colors and non-geometrical exclusive patterns for carpet and rugs, which also aids to drive demand in the market.

High demand for residential and non-residential applications in various countries, including Germany, France, Russia, Italy, and the U.K., will fuel product demand over the next few years. This could be attributed to the heavy deployment of carpets as flooring materials in production units, commercial firms, and non-residential offices across Europe.

Rising trends including an increase in the demand for eco-friendly carpet, growing acceptance of carpet tiles, and inclination towards contemporary area rugs are shifting the dynamics of the European carpet market. Furthermore, demand exclusively for high-quality handmade rugs and carpet will remain high, therefore the industry is expected to grow over the next few years.

Raw Material Insights

Nylon finds applications in various industries including textile, automotive, medical, and military. Surging demand for nylon in the technical and commercial textile industries as well as in the agricultural industry is anticipated to boost the growth.

Increasing demand for used polyester fiber is one of the key drivers in the market. Buyers are gradually opting for sustainable fabrics, which are made from reused materials. Rising awareness regarding environmental protection is the main factor enhancing the demand for viable textiles. Accessibility of sustainable clothing in a varied range of bright colors, attractive prints, and stylish designs is further supplementing the product demand.

Propylene fabrics have witnessed a rise in demand for durable applications, including geotextile, automotive, and construction industries, mostly in China and India. Furthermore, the growing elderly population mainly in the U.S., Japan, and Europe will possibly spur fully-grown incontinence product demand, which in turn, is projected to drive the propylene non-woven textile market over the coming years.

Application Insights

Non-residential applications including aerospace and automotive contribute to over 6% of the volume in Europe. An increase in the automotive sector in the U.K., Spain, and Germany in light of growing construction is anticipated to upsurge the usage of flooring materials in vehicle interiors over the forecast period. Germany’s automotive industry is the largest in Europe and world-famous as the key location for innovative car manufacturers and suppliers. Aircraft production in Germany is on a constant rise and opportunities are expected to increase in the future period.

Europe carpet market

Demand for carpet in residential application is likely to exhibit high growth on account of rising housing completions at a double-digit pace soon. Carpets are installed in newly constructing residential places owing to their reasonable cost, favorable aesthetics, and ease of installation. The residential replacement segment will witness growth owing to consumer’s tendency to replace the older carpet with the new one.

Product Insights

Tufted carpets dominated the market, accounting for over 45% of the overall volume in 2018. Adhesives and other pigment materials are used in them to enhance the mechanical strength of the fiber. Also, they can be molded into different textures and sizes, which, in turn, is expected to have a positive impact on industry growth over the forecast period.

Knotted carpets are expected to foresee the fastest growth at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2019 to 2025, in terms of volume, owing to their high durability as compared to their counterparts. Over the past few years, technological advancement for the development of these products by using mechanical looms with reduced lead time is expected to open new market avenues.

Country Insights

Germany is projected to be the biggest contributor to the total share of the market. Significant improvement in infrastructure, such as commercial offices, production sites, and residential buildings, in Germany is anticipated to dominate the market in the forecast period. Germany is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.3% in terms of revenue.

The residential sector is likely to witness high growth in Germany with a CAGR of 3.4% in terms of volume owing to an increase in the construction of housing and commercial places. Moreover, Germany is one of the key players in the automotive and aerospace industry on account of an increase in the domestic use of carpet or rug in vehicle interiors soon.

U.K. is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.3% in terms of volume owing to an increase in the construction sector mainly in the property prices, which showed stagnant growth. Moreover, the U.K. has shown a robust increase in the automotive sector in the EU owing to an increase in the demand for vehicle manufacturing. The slow-paced growth of the construction sector in the U.K. on account of increasing property prices is expected to reduce the application of carpet in flooring over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights 

Owing to the fragmented nature and end-user opportunity of the market, the amount of rivalry is predicted to increase during the forecast period. Hence, the companies are majorly focusing on strengthening their market position in existing markets in developed regions, including North America and Europe, through attaining business assets of local players and creating novel technologies for the carpet and rugs market.

The industry is characterized by joint venture expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and significant distribution to expand the market share of manufacturers. The industry is anticipated to witness growth with a rise in the demand for rugs and carpets through the residential and commercial sectors in Europe.

Companies have been heavily investing in R&D activities for manufacturing the product, resulting in dynamic market conditions. In recent times, there have been significant R&D activities focused on enhancing the products by players, such as Mohawk Industries and Balta Group, to have a stronghold in the industry.

Europe Carpet Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 54.82 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 63.7 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.0% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Volume in million square meter, revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Raw material, product, application, country

Regional scope


Country scope

U.K.; Germany; France; Spain; ROE

Key companies profiled

Agnella S.A.; Balta Group N.V.; Mohawk Industries Inc.; Brinton’s Carpets

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe carpet market report based on raw material, product, application, and country:

  • Raw Material Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Nylon

    • Polyester

    • Propylene

    • Others

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Woven

    • Tufted

    • Knotted

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Residential

    • Non-residential

    • Others

  • Country Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Spain

      • Rest 0f Europe (ROE)

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