Which Country Exports the Most Blankets and Traveling Rugs in the World?

Other Textiles May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global blanket exports stood at 792K tonnes in 2016, moving up by 37% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the total exports volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when exports increased by 79% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global blanket exports attained its maximum volume of 829K tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, blanket exports amounted to $4.5B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2016: the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, blanket exports decreased by -16.5% against its level of 2014. Over the period under review, global blanket exports attained its maximum level of $5.4B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Blanket Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (3,351.9 million USD)

2. India (157.4 million USD)

3. United Arab Emirates (139.3 million USD)

4. Turkey (50.8 million USD)

5. Paraguay (29.2 million USD)

6. South Korea (28.8 million USD)

7. South Africa (13.1 million USD)

Blanket Exports By Country

China (607K tonnes) dominates in blanket exports structure, recording 607K tonnes, which was near 77% of total exports in 2016. It was distantly followed by United Arab Emirates (42K tonnes), comprising 5% share of total blanket exports. The following exporters - India (19K tonnes) occupied near 2% of total exports, each. Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, and Paraguay countries took the negligible share of total exports.

Exports from China increased at an average annual rate of +8.7% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Paraguay (+68.6%), South Africa (+33.7%), and India (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Paraguay emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +68.6% from 2007-2016. By contrast, Turkey (-2.0%), United Arab Emirates (-2.6%), and South Korea (-18.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of South Korea increased by 5% percentage points, while China (-40.6%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($3.4B) remains the largest blanket supplier in the world, making up 75% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($157M), with the share of 4% of global exports. It was followed by United Arab Emirates, with the share of 3%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of blanket exports in China expanded at +8.1%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+11.7% per year) and United Arab Emirates (+3.2% per year).

Blanket Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for blanket amounted to $5,670 per tonne, descending by -32.1% against the previous year. In general, blanket export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009, when export price increased by 40% against the previous year level. Global blanket export peaked of $8,348 per tonne in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was India ($8,267 per tonne), while South Africa ($1,541 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of blanket export prices was attained by India (+9.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Blankets And Traveling Rugs (Except Electric Blankets) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025