Which Country Imports 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

Global textile products and articles for technical uses imports totaled 260K tonnes in 2016, waning by -8.8% against the previous year level. In general, textile products and articles for technical uses imports continue to indicate a modest growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when import increased by 169% year-to-year. In that year, global textile products and articles for technical uses imports reached its maximum volume of 661K tonnes. From 2010 to 2016, growth of global textile products and articles for technical uses imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, textile products and articles for technical uses imports amounted to $4.6B in 2016. In general, textile products and articles for technical uses imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global textile products and articles for technical uses imports reached its maximum level of $5B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Textile Products And Articles For Technical Uses Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (702.4 million USD)

2. China (435.1 million USD)

3. Germany (423.8 million USD)

4. Mexico (217.9 million USD)

5. Japan (163.7 million USD)

6. Italy (156.7 million USD)

7. Canada (147.0 million USD)

8. France (146.7 million USD)

9. Poland (96.0 million USD)

10. Spain (95.1 million USD)

11. United Kingdom (93.6 million USD)

12. Indonesia (78.8 million USD)

Textile Products And Articles For Technical Uses Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (28K tonnes), Mexico (19K tonnes), Germany (17K tonnes), Italy (12K tonnes), France (12K tonnes), the UK (11K tonnes), China (9.6K tonnes), Canada (7.8K tonnes), Japan (7.5K tonnes), Poland (7.1K tonnes), Indonesia (6.8K tonnes), and Spain (5.9K tonnes) were the largest importers of textile products and articles for technical uses in the world, creating 56% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of textile products and articles for technical uses imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia (+19.8% 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 the U.S. ($702M), China ($435M) and Germany ($424M), together accounting for 34% of global imports. These countries were followed by Mexico, Japan, Italy, Canada, France, Poland, Spain, the UK and Indonesia, which together accounted for a further 26%.

Indonesia (+6.4% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the textile products and articles for technical uses imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Textile Products And Articles For Technical Uses Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for textile products and articles for technical uses amounted to $18 per kg, ascending by 10% against the previous year. In general, textile products and articles for technical uses import price continues to indicate a mild shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 204% year-to-year. Global textile products and articles for technical uses import peaked of $19 per kg in 2007; however, from 2008 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 China ($45 per kg), while the UK ($8,441 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of textile products and articles for technical uses import prices was attained by the U.S. (+5.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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