Which Country Exports the Most Sacks and Bags in the World?

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

In 2016, the global sack and bag exports amounted to 1.5M tonnes, lowering by -3.5% against the previous year level. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when export increased by 9% from the previous year level. In that year, global sack and bag exports attained its maximum volume of 1.7M tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global sack and bag exports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, sack and bag exports stood at $4.8B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, sack and bag exports decreased by -7.7% against its level of 2014. Over the period under review, global sack and bag exports attained its maximum level of $5.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Sack And Bag Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (1,787.2 million USD)

2. India (602.5 million USD)

3. Turkey (316.2 million USD)

4. Bangladesh (132.4 million USD)

5. Belgium (117.0 million USD)

6. Thailand (113.4 million USD)

7. Mexico (86.7 million USD)

8. Indonesia (77.1 million USD)

9. Pakistan (55.9 million USD)

Sack And Bag Exports By Country

China (519K tonnes) was the main exporting country with an export of about 519K tonnes, which resulted at 34% of total exports. India (284K tonnes) occupied a 18% share (based on tonnes) of global sack and bag exports, which put it in second place, following Bangladesh (8%), and Turkey (6%). The following exporters - Thailand (65K tonnes), Pakistan (37K tonnes), Belgium (33K tonnes), Indonesia (32K tonnes), and Mexico (25K tonnes) together made up 12% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sack and bag exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by India (+16.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1.8B) remains the largest sack and bag supplier in the world, making up 37% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($603M), with the share of 13% of global exports. It was followed by Turkey, with the share of 7%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of sack and bag exports in China expanded at +7.0%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates: India (+19.9% per year) and Turkey (-0.1% per year).

Sack And Bag Export Prices By Country

The average sack and bag export price stood at $3,110 per tonne in 2016, export ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +4.2%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when export increased by 18% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average sack and bag export price attained its maximum level of $3,233 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Belgium ($3,538 per tonne), while Bangladesh ($1,097 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sack and bag export prices was attained by Bangladesh (+7.2% 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 6305 - Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.

Source: World: Sacks And Bags - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025