Which Country Imports the Most Woven Pile Fabrics and Chenille Fabrics in the World?

Textiles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Woven Pile Fabrics and Chenille Fabrics in the World?

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

Global pile and chenille fabric imports amounted to 538K tonnes in 2016, approximately equating the previous year level. In general, pile and chenille fabric imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when imports increased by 3% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global pile and chenille fabric imports reached its maximum volume of 544K tonnes in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, pile and chenille fabric imports stood at $1.9B in 2016. In general, pile and chenille fabric imports continue to indicate a abrupt decrease. Global pile and chenille fabric import peaked of $3.3B in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Pile And Chenille Fabric Importing Countries in the World

1. United Kingdom (215.8 million USD)

2. USA (176.9 million USD)

3. Poland (90.8 million USD)

4. Philippines (39.4 million USD)

5. China (33.4 million USD)

6. Turkey (22.0 million USD)

7. Thailand (15.6 million USD)

8. Egypt (14.0 million USD)

9. Portugal (8.6 million USD)

10. Libya (6.9 million USD)

Pile And Chenille Fabric Imports By Country

China (209K tonnes) represented the main importing country with an import of around 209K tonnes, which finished at 39% of total imports. Turkey (62K tonnes) ranks second globally in pile and chenille fabric imports with a 12% share, following the Philippines (8%). The UK (23K tonnes), the U.S. (19K tonnes), Thailand (12K tonnes), Poland (11K tonnes), Portugal (11K tonnes), Egypt (10K tonnes), and Libya (9.1K tonnes) held the slight share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, the Philippines (+52.3%), Egypt (+48.7%), Libya (+42.0%), Thailand (+13.1%), the UK (+6.5%), and Turkey (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Philippines emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +52.3% from 2007-2016. Portugal experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Poland (-1.9%), and the U.S. (-3.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of China increased by 2% percentage points, while Libya (-1.6%), Turkey (-1.7%), Egypt (-1.8%), the UK (-1.8%), and the Philippines (-7.4%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest pile and chenille fabric markets worldwide were the UK ($216M), the U.S. ($177M) and Poland ($91M), together comprising 26% of global imports. These countries were followed by the Philippines, China, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Portugal and Libya, which together accounted for a further 8%.

Libya (+2.8% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of pile and chenille fabric imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pile And Chenille Fabric Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for pile and chenille fabric amounted to $3,462 per tonne, coming down by -7.3% against the previous year. Overall, pile and chenille fabric import price continues to indicate a abrupt descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when import increased by 5% from the previous year level. In that year, average pile and chenille fabric import price reached its maximum level of $6,519 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average pile and chenille fabric import price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the UK ($9,460 per tonne), while China ($160 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pile and chenille fabric import prices was attained by the U.S. (-0.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 5801 - Fabrics- woven pile and chenille fabrics, other than fabrics of heading no. 5802 or 5806.

Source: World: Woven Pile Fabrics And Chenille Fabrics - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025