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

In 2016, the global technical textiles imports amounted to 2.2K tonnes, dropping by -44.7% against the previous year level. Overall, technical textiles imports continue to indicate a abrupt setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 9% y-o-y. Global technical textiles import peaked of 4.6K tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, technical textiles imports totaled $41M in 2016. In general, technical textiles imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global technical textiles imports attained its maximum level of $51M in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Technical Textiles Importing Countries in the World

1. Poland (5.0 million USD)

2. Germany (4.1 million USD)

3. Mexico (2.2 million USD)

4. China (1.6 million USD)

5. Ireland (1.5 million USD)

6. Canada (1.4 million USD)

7. Sweden (1.3 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (0.5 million USD)

9. Chile (0.4 million USD)

10. Tanzania (0.3 million USD)

11. Greece (0.2 million USD)

12. Lesotho (0.1 million USD)

Technical Textiles Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of technical textiles imports in 2016 were Poland (186 tonnes), Ireland (177 tonnes), Mexico (131 tonnes), Germany (131 tonnes), Canada (129 tonnes), Tanzania (107 tonnes), the UK (99 tonnes), Chile (94 tonnes), Lesotho (84 tonnes), China (75 tonnes), Sweden (73 tonnes), and Greece (67 tonnes), together resulting at 61% of total import.

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

In value terms, Poland ($5M), Germany ($4.1M) and Mexico ($2.2M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 28% of global imports.China, Ireland, Canada, Sweden, the UK, Chile, Tanzania, Greece and Lesotho lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 18%.

Lesotho (nan% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of technical textiles imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Technical Textiles Import Prices By Country

The average technical textiles import price stood at $18 per kg in 2016, coming up by 67% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +5.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016, when import price increased by 67% y-o-y. In that year, average technical textiles import price reached its maximum level, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($31 per kg), while Lesotho ($807 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of technical textiles import prices was attained by Global (+5.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 5908 - Textile wicks, woven, plaited or knitted; for lamps, stoves, lighters, candles or the like; incandescent gas mantles and tubular knitted gas mantle fabric therefor, whether or not impregnated.

Source: World: Textile Products And Articles For Technical Uses - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025