Which Country Exports the Most Tufted Carpets in the World?

Carpets And Rugs May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global tufted carpet exports amounted to 1.7M tonnes in 2016, growing by 16% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, when exports increased by 16% against the previous year level. In that year, global tufted carpet exports attained its maximum volume, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, tufted carpet exports stood at $6.9B in 2016. In general, tufted carpet exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global tufted carpet export peaked of $7.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Tufted Carpet Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (1,279.1 million USD)

2. Belgium (1,062.5 million USD)

3. Netherlands (838.1 million USD)

4. USA (785.2 million USD)

5. India (558.4 million USD)

6. Germany (317.0 million USD)

7. Turkey (225.5 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (169.4 million USD)

9. France (148.2 million USD)

10. Canada (122.7 million USD)

11. Czech Republic (112.1 million USD)

12. United Arab Emirates (51.2 million USD)

Tufted Carpet Exports By Country

China (383K tonnes), the Netherlands (322K tonnes), and Belgium (253K tonnes) represented roughly 56% of total exports of tufted carpet in 2016. It was distantly followed by the U.S. (141K tonnes), Turkey (80K tonnes), and India (78K tonnes), together generating 18% share of total tufted carpet exports. The following exporters - Germany (43K tonnes), Czech Republic (34K tonnes), France (32K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (30K tonnes), Canada (30K tonnes), and the UK (29K tonnes) together made up 12% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of tufted carpet exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by India (+13.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1.3B), Belgium ($1.1B) and the Netherlands ($838M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together comprising 46% of global exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., India, Germany, Turkey, the UK, France, Canada, Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates, which together accounted for a further 36%.

India (+11.1% per year) had the highest growth rate of tufted carpet exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Tufted Carpet Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for tufted carpet amounted to $4,045 per tonne, dropping by -11.5% against the previous year. In general, tufted carpet export price continues to indicate a measured setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009, when export increased by 5% y-o-y. In that year, average tufted carpet export price reached its maximum level of $5,186 per tonne. From 2010 to 2016, growth of average tufted carpet export price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($7,441 per tonne), while United Arab Emirates ($1,701 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of tufted carpet export prices was attained by France (+1.7% 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 5703 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings; tufted, whether or not made up.

Source: World: Carpets And Other Textile Floor Coverings - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2027