Which Country Exports the Most Flax Fiber in the World?

Fibre Crops February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global flax fiber exports amounted to 272 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +1.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global flax fiber exports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +42% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global flax fiber exports reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $606 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +6.2%. This trend pattern, however, fluctuated wildly throughout the analyzed period.

Top Flax Fiber Exporting Countries in the World

1. France (131K Tonnes)

2. Belgium (87K Tonnes)

3. Belarus (36K Tonnes)

4. Lithuania (5K Tonnes)

5. Netherlands (5K Tonnes)

6. Egypt (3K Tonnes)

7. Italy (1K Tonnes)

Flax Fiber Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the flax fiber exports in 2015 were France (131 thousand tonnes), Belgium (87 thousand tonnes), Belarus (36 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 93% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of flax fiber exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Belarus (+11.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France (314 million USD), Belgium (199 million USD) and Belarus (37 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 91% of total exports.

Belarus (+20.1% per year) had the highest growth rates of flax fiber exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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