Bioclimatic Pergolas had their first slowdown after impressive growth


Bioclimatic pergolas suffered a setback in volume for the first time and declined by -8,3% in 2022. Especially in the second half of the year, the whole outdoor living market was affected by a lack of demand, mainly due to the negative impact of the crisis on consumers’ spending.  “Bioclimatic pergolas experienced double-digit growth during COVID and a slowdown was expected, although more gradual” explains Dr. Armandi, the author of the study, and adds “in the medium-term fundamentals are still good and demand will resume”. Interconnection that the market will grow at an average yearly rate of 2,3% up to 2025 with a recovery expected only from 2024.

Mature markets underperforming

Demand fell stronger in mature markets like France and Italy. Short-term factors played a role, but the high level already reached by bioclimatic pergolas in these countries pointed to a stabilization. More unexpectedly, the German market failed to grow in 2022, but pergolas overperformed relative to other outdoor living solutions, which were heavily impacted by the crisis. Still, the German market is expected to recover faster in the next 3 years as bioclimatic pergolas are becoming increasingly popular. The French market counts for more than one third of all bioclimatic pergolas sold in 2022, followed by Italy and Benelux.

Prices will start to stabilize a bit in the next 2 years

Average price rose by +11,1% in 2022. Higher prices more than compensated the fall in quantity and  revenues have reached now 420 million euros. Despite the current slowdown, the turnover has doubled in the last 5 years. However, Interconnection predicts that in the next 2 years turnover will go back slightly below 400 million euros as prices will finally start to stabilize a bit.

Premium, high-quality solutions now counts for 32,1% of the market and kept overperforming  in the last years. There are however huge country differences: in Benelux premium solutions covers more than  half of the market, while in France only 1 out of 10 pergolas belongs to the high-end segment.

Pergolas with ZIP-Screens as side protection gaining popularity

Stand-alone pergolas constitute 48,6% of the whole market, while pergolas with a side protection element keep expanding strongly. Among the different types of side protection, Zip-Screens are the most popular: two out of three bioclimatic pergolas are sold with at least one ZIP-Screens and this proportion is even higher in the premium segment. The three main competitors in Europe are Brustor, Pratic and Renson.

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Since 2013 Stefano Armandi has been responsible for the preparation of studies and consulting projects at Interconnection Consulting. He is an expert in market intelligence and the international economy, especially in the development of forecast models. Stefano Armandi previously worked for many years as a company consultant, before doing research and teaching at the International University Vienna. Stefano Armandi studied Economics at the University of Rome and completed a PhD Programme in Political Science at the Catholic University of Milan.

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