Which Country Imports the Most Bed Linen in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Bed Linen in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Barytes ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 7.2M tonnes of baryte were imported worldwide; lowering by ;19.2% against the previous year figure. In general, baryte imports continue to indicate a moderate reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015, when import increased by 8% against the previous year level. Global baryte import peaked of 9.2M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, baryte imports totaled $621M in 2016. Overall, it indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value decreased at an average annual rate of ;2.6% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, baryte imports decreased by ;30.2% against its level of 2014. Over the period under review, global baryte imports attained its maximum level of $889M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Baryte Importing Countries in the World

1. Saudi Arabia (134.5 million USD)

2. Germany (30.3 million USD)

3. Italy (25.4 million USD)

4. Netherlands (21.8 million USD)

5. Algeria (21.0 million USD)

6. Kuwait (17.5 million USD)

7. United Arab Emirates (14.6 million USD)

8. Turkey (1.9 million USD)

9. Viet Nam (1.9 million USD)

10. China (1.2 million USD)

Baryte Imports By Country

China (3.9M tonnes) represented the largest importing country with an import of around 3.9M tonnes, which accounted for 54% of total imports. It was distantly followed by Saudi Arabia (1M tonnes), generating 14% share of total baryte imports. The following importers ; Turkey (250K tonnes), Kuwait (138K tonnes), the Netherlands (124K tonnes), Algeria (122K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (120K tonnes), Viet Nam (116K tonnes), Germany (111K tonnes), and Italy (111K tonnes) together made up 15% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Kuwait (+90.1%), Saudi Arabia (+18.0%), Algeria (+11.1%), United Arab Emirates (+9.5%), Turkey (+1.5%), Italy (+1.5%), and Viet Nam (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Kuwait emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +90.1% from 2007;2016. By contrast, the Netherlands (;2.1%), and Germany (;11.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Germany (3%) increased significantly, the share of Kuwait (;1.9%), and Saudi Arabia (;10.9%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Saudi Arabia ($135M) constitutes the largest market for imported baryte worldwide, making up 22% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($30M), with the share of 5% of global imports. It was followed by Italy, with the share of 4%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of baryte imports in Saudi Arabia stood at +24.9%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (;4.2% per year) and Italy (+4.6% per year).

Baryte Import Prices By Country

The average baryte import price stood at $86 per tonne in 2016, remaining stable against the previous year level. Overall, it indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +5.7% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, baryte import price decreased by ;19.6% against its level of 2014. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when import price increased by 44% from the previous year level. Global baryte import peaked of $107 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($273 per tonne), while China ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of baryte import prices was attained by Viet Nam (+26.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • key baryte producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2511 ; Natural barium sulphate (barytes); natural barium carbonate, (witherite) whether or not calcined, other than barium oxide of heading no. 2816.

Source: World: Barytes ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Bed Linen - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

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.

Do you want to know more about global bed linen market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • bed linen market share
  • bed linen prices
  • bed linen industry
  • bed linen sales
  • bed linen import
  • bed linen export
  • bed linen market forecast
  • bed linen price forecast
  • key bed linen producers

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