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Article Publishing Date: Jul 13, 2021

The Pandemic Instigated an Export Boom in the Global Nonwoven Fabric Market

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Nonwoven Fabric - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

During the pandemic, increased demand for facemasks and medical textiles accelerated the growth in global nonwoven fabric exports. China remains the largest supplier of the product worldwide. By 2030, the market for nonwovens should expand to 13M tonnes driven by the recovering demand from the construction, manufacturing and agricultural sectors as well as continued high consumption rates in the medical industry.

Key Trends and Insights

The global nonwoven fabric market size was estimated at $38.3B in 2020, picking up by 6.9% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, indirect taxes and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Booming demand for facemasks and other medical textile goods remains the key driver of the nonwovens market.

Driven by the same factor, global nonwoven fabric exports grew by 8.8% to 4.1M tonnes in the last year. China, with 1.4M tonnes supplied abroad in 2020, is the unchallenged global leader in exports of nonwoven fabrics, comprising a 34% share of the global figure. China, together with Poland, Spain Czech Republic, India and Japan, also featured the highest gains in exports. 

As the rate of counter-COVID immunization increases worldwide, the pandemic’s effects on the economy are expected to diminish. Thanks to this, in 2022-2023 there will no longer be roaring demand for nonwoven fabrics in the medical sector, and it could decrease relative to current levels. However, in the midterm, the demand will retain an upward trend. The main factors driving this growth will be heightened health and sanitary regulations and new personal hygiene habits developed during the pandemic.

Brisk growth in manufacturing and construction, which is possible when the pandemic lifts off, will drive demand for filtering and high-density nonwoven fabrics. In the agricultural sector, consumption of spunbond is forecast to rise due to its increasing use in greenhouse coverings. These factors will become the underlying engine for future expansion of the nonwovens market, which IndexBox projects will reach 13M tonnes by 2030.

Global Nonwoven Fabric Production

For the ninth consecutive year, the global market recorded growth in the production of nonwoven fabrics, which increased by 2.3% to 10M tonnes in 2020. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2012 to 2020. In value terms, nonwoven fabric production expanded slightly to $36.5B in 2020 estimated at export prices. 

China (3.9M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of nonwoven fabric production, comprising approx. 38% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the U.S. (1.2M tonnes), threefold. Turkey (550K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 5.3% share.

Global Nonwoven Fabric Exports

For the ninth year in a row, the global market recorded growth in overseas shipments of nonwoven fabrics, which increased by 8.8% to 4.1M tonnes in 2020. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.3% from 2012 to 2020. In value terms, nonwoven fabric exports expanded markedly to $17.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. 

In 2020, China (1.4M tonnes) was the key exporter of nonwoven fabrics, creating 34% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Germany (390K tonnes), the U.S. (295K tonnes) and Italy (293K tonnes), together constituting a 24% share of total exports. Turkey (171K tonnes), the Czech Republic (141K tonnes), France (118K tonnes), Spain (105K tonnes), Poland (94K tonnes), Israel (76K tonnes), India (72K tonnes), South Korea (72K tonnes) and Japan (68K tonnes) held a minor share of total exports.

In value terms, China ($5B) remains the largest nonwoven fabric supplier worldwide, comprising 29% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($2.1B), with a 12% share of global exports. It was followed by the U.S., with an 11% share.

The average nonwoven fabric export price stood at $4,199 per tonne in 2020, increasing by 3.7% against the previous year. From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 13951010 - Non-wovens of a weight . .25 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951020 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .25 g/m. but . .70 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951030 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .70 g/m. but . .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951050 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951070 - Non-wovens, coated or covered (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global nonwoven fabric market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
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• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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