Which Country Imports the Most Curtains and Interior Blinds in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Curtains and Interior Blinds in the World?

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In 2016, the amount of pearl imported worldwide stood at 670 tonnes, approximately equating the previous year level. Overall, pearl imports continue to indicate a drastic contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, when import increased by ;0.7% from the previous year level. Global pearl import peaked of 1.2K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, pearl imports stood at $2.8B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a remarkable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value decreased at an average annual rate of ;6.4% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, pearl imports increased by +44.8% against its level of 2011. Global pearl import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Top Pearl Importing Countries in the World

1. India (1,487.2 million USD)

2. Japan (356.5 million USD)

3. China (32.5 million USD)

4. Thailand (30.6 million USD)

5. Italy (22.6 million USD)

6. United Kingdom (13.9 million USD)

7. Spain (2.9 million USD)

8. Mexico (0.7 million USD)

9. Mali (0.4 million USD)

10. Senegal (0.1 million USD)

Pearl Imports By Country

In 2016, China (178 tonnes), distantly followed by India (94 tonnes), Senegal (82 tonnes), Japan (54 tonnes), Mali (46 tonnes), and Thailand (33 tonnes) were the major importers of pearl, together committing 72% of total imports. The following importers ; Italy (26 tonnes), Mexico (18 tonnes), Spain (11 tonnes), and the UK (10 tonnes) together made up 10% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pearl imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Mali (+26.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India ($1.5B) constitutes the largest market for imported pearl worldwide, making up 53% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($357M), with the share of 13% of global imports. It was followed by China, with the share of 1%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of pearl imports in India stood at +25.0%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Japan (;2.0% per year) and China (+0.8% per year).

Pearl Import Prices By Country

The average pearl import price stood at $4.2K per kg in 2016, jumping by 17% against the previous year. In general, pearl import price continues to indicate a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 25% year;to;year. Over the period under review, average pearl import price reached its maximum level in 2016, and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was India ($16K per kg), while Senegal ($1,027 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pearl import prices was attained by India (+16.8% 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 7101 ; Pearls; natural or cultured, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; pearls, natural or cultured, temporarily strung for the convenience of transport.

Source: World: Cultured Pearls, Precious Or Semi;Precious Stones ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the amount of curtains imported worldwide stood at 935K tonnes, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year figure. Overall, curtains imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when imports increased by 4% from the previous year level. Global curtains import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, curtains imports stood at $4.3B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. Global curtains import peaked of $4.4B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Curtains Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (1,299.2 million USD)

2. Germany (436.2 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (259.2 million USD)

4. Japan (225.1 million USD)

5. France (202.3 million USD)

6. Canada (147.9 million USD)

7. Poland (53.7 million USD)

8. Mexico (34.4 million USD)

9. China (34.1 million USD)

10. India (4.0 million USD)

Curtains Imports By Country

China (352K tonnes) represented the main importer of curtains in the world, finishing at 352K tonnes, which was near 38% of total imports in 2016. It was distantly followed by the U.S. (154K tonnes), making up 16% share of total curtains imports. Germany (38K tonnes), the UK (35K tonnes), Japan (26K tonnes), India (25K tonnes), France (23K tonnes), Poland (16K tonnes), Mexico (16K tonnes), and Canada (16K tonnes) took the weak share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Canada (+5.4%), Germany (+4.6%), Mexico (+1.6%), India (+1.2%), and France (+1.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Canada emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +5.4% from 2007-2016. Poland, the U.S., and Japan experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-3.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The shares of the largest importers remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($1.3B) constitutes the largest market for imported curtains worldwide, making up 30% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($436M), with the share of 10% of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of curtains imports in the U.S. stood at +1.4%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+3.8% per year) and the UK (-3.0% per year).

Curtains Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for curtains amounted to $4,559 per tonne, leveling off at the previous year level. Overall, curtains import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, an increase of 10% y-o-y. Global curtains import peaked of $4,780 per tonne in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($11 per kg), while China ($97 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of curtains import prices was attained by China (+16.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

  • curtains market share
  • curtains prices
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  • curtains import
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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 6303 - Curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds- curtain or bed valances.

Source: World: Curtains And Interior Blinds - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025