Which Country Exports the Most Textile Products and Articles for Technical Uses in the World?

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

In 2016, the global exports of textile products and articles for technical uses amounted to 251K tonnes, picking up by 4% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when export increased by 22% against the previous year level. Global textile products and articles for technical uses export peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, textile products and articles for technical uses exports stood at $4.6B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Global textile products and articles for technical uses export peaked of $4.8B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Textile Products and Articles for Technical Uses Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (757.9 million USD)

2. USA (586.3 million USD)

3. China (546.3 million USD)

4. Japan (344.1 million USD)

5. Italy (220.6 million USD)

6. Canada (159.4 million USD)

7. Belgium (134.0 million USD)

8. South Korea (119.9 million USD)

9. Mexico (108.0 million USD)

10. Czech Republic (63.6 million USD)

11. Spain (62.6 million USD)

12. Malaysia (35.4 million USD)

Textile Products and Articles for Technical Uses Exports By Country

In 2016, China (55K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (29K tonnes), Germany (28K tonnes), and Italy (18K tonnes) represented the main exporters of textile products and articles for technical uses, together mixed up 52% of total exports. Belgium (9.5K tonnes), Japan (8K tonnes), Mexico (7.9K tonnes), Spain (7.3K tonnes), Canada (6.3K tonnes), Czech Republic (6K tonnes), South Korea (5.9K tonnes), and Malaysia (5.3K tonnes) occupied the weak share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of textile products and articles for technical uses exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Malaysia (nan% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest textile products and articles for technical uses markets worldwide were Germany ($758M), the U.S. ($586M) and China ($546M), with a combined 42% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Japan, Italy, Canada, Belgium, South Korea, Mexico, Czech Republic, Spain and Malaysia, which together accounted for a further 27%.

South Korea (+16.5% per year) had the highest growth rate of textile products and articles for technical uses exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Textile Products and Articles for Technical Uses Export Prices By Country

The average textile products and articles for technical uses export price stood at $18 per kg in 2016, going down by -2.5% against the previous year. In general, textile products and articles for technical uses export price continues to indicate a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, when export increased by 5% from the previous year level. Global textile products and articles for technical uses export peaked of $22 per kg in 2008; however, from 2009 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 Japan ($43 per kg), while Malaysia ($6,671 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of textile products and articles for technical uses export prices was attained by Mexico (+4.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

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