Which Country Imports the Most Bed Linen in the World?

Other Textiles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 5M tonnes of bed linen were imported worldwide; jumping by 3% against the previous year figure. In general, bed linen imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 5% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global bed linen imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, bed linen imports totaled $18B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. Global bed linen import peaked of $19B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Bed Linen Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (5,610.9 million USD)

2. Germany (1,443.9 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (1,080.4 million USD)

4. Japan (1,067.0 million USD)

5. France (959.6 million USD)

6. Italy (489.2 million USD)

7. China (68.4 million USD)

8. Turkey (16.6 million USD)

9. India (10.7 million USD)

10. Bangladesh (5.4 million USD)

11. Pakistan (4.5 million USD)

Bed Linen Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of bed linen imports in 2016 were China (1M tonnes), the U.S. (739K tonnes), and Pakistan (601K tonnes), together reaching 48% of total import. It was distantly followed by India (338K tonnes), mixed up 7% share of total bed linen imports. The following importers - Turkey (182K tonnes), Germany (173K tonnes), the UK (154K tonnes), Italy (139K tonnes), Japan (128K tonnes), France (116K tonnes), and Bangladesh (81K tonnes) together made up 20% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of bed linen imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Italy (+8.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($5.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported bed linen worldwide, making up 31% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($1.4B), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with the share of 6%.

In the U.S., bed linen imports stood at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+1.9% per year) and the UK (-1.1% per year).

Bed Linen Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for bed linen amounted to $3,694 per tonne, declining by -2.9% against the previous year. In general, bed linen import price continues to indicate a modest increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 17% y-o-y. In that year, average bed linen import price attained its maximum level of $4,203 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average bed linen import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Japan ($8,358 per tonne), while Pakistan ($7 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of bed linen import prices was attained by Bangladesh (+28.5% 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 6302 - Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.

Source: World: Bed Linen - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025