Which Country Exports the Most Bed Linen in the World?

Other Textiles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 2.5M tonnes of bed linen were exported worldwide; moving up by 13% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when exports increased by 29% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global bed linen exports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, bed linen exports totaled $20B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Over the period under review, global bed linen exports attained its maximum level of $22B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Bed Linen Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (8.3 billion USD)

2. Pakistan (3.0 billion USD)

3. India (1.5 billion USD)

4. Turkey (1.2 billion USD)

5. Germany (0.7 billion USD)

6. Portugal (0.6 billion USD)

7. Bangladesh (0.5 billion USD)

8. Belgium (0.3 billion USD)

Bed Linen Exports By Country

In 2016, China (893K tonnes), distantly followed by Pakistan (562K tonnes), India (248K tonnes), and Turkey (149K tonnes) were the major exporters of bed linen, together comprising 75% of total exports. The following exporters - Bangladesh (80K tonnes), Germany (57K tonnes), Portugal (46K tonnes), and Belgium (38K tonnes) together made up 9% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of bed linen exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by India (+11.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($8.3B) remains the largest bed linen supplier in the world, making up 42% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Pakistan ($3B), with the share of 15% of global exports. It was followed by India, with the share of 8%.

In China, bed linen exports stood at an average annual rate of +5.6% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Pakistan (+1.7% per year) and India (+13.2% per year).

Bed Linen Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for bed linen amounted to $7,972 per tonne, coming down by -10.3% against the previous year. Overall, bed linen export price continues to indicate a mild growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 20% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average bed linen export price attained its maximum level of $9,085 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Portugal ($12 per kg), while Pakistan ($5,322 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of bed linen export prices was attained by Bangladesh (+3.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 6302 - Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.

Source: World: Bed Linen - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025