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 Fabrics Of Silk Or Of Silk Waste ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 34K tonnes of silk fabric were imported worldwide; dropping by ;4.8% against the previous year level. Overall, silk fabric imports continue to indicate a significant downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when imports increased by 6% y;o;y. Global silk fabric import peaked of 49K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, silk fabric imports amounted to $957M in 2016. Overall, silk fabric imports continue to indicate a deep slump. In that year, global silk fabric imports reached its maximum level of $2.2B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global silk fabric imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Silk Fabric Importing Countries in the World

1. Italy (154.2 million USD)

2. USA (92.0 million USD)

3. China, Hong Kong SAR (52.4 million USD)

4. China (43.8 million USD)

5. India (33.5 million USD)

6. Turkey (29.1 million USD)

7. United Arab Emirates (18.3 million USD)

8. Viet Nam (12.6 million USD)

9. Malaysia (6.3 million USD)

10. Oman (3.6 million USD)

11. South Africa (3.4 million USD)

12. Saudi Arabia (2.9 million USD)

Silk Fabric Imports By Country

In 2016, China (11K tonnes) was the major importer for silk fabric, creating 33% of total imports. United Arab Emirates (4.8K tonnes) took a 14% share (based on tonnes) of global silk fabric imports, which put it in second place, following Oman (7%), and Italy (7%). Turkey (1.2K tonnes), the U.S. (740 tonnes), Malaysia (731 tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (587 tonnes), Viet Nam (575 tonnes), South Africa (569 tonnes), India (565 tonnes), and Saudi Arabia (546 tonnes) took the slight share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Oman (+39.9%), Malaysia (+18.3%), Turkey (+13.1%), South Africa (+9.0%), Saudi Arabia (+8.6%), and Viet Nam (+3.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Oman emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +39.9% from 2007;2016. By contrast, United Arab Emirates (;2.6%), Italy (;3.6%), the U.S. (;15.3%), India (;17.3%), and China, Hong Kong SAR (;19.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of China, Hong Kong SAR, the U.S., India, United Arab Emirates, Italy, and China increased by 11%, 7%, 7%, 4%, 3%, and 2% percentage points, while Malaysia (;1.7%), Turkey (;2.4%), and Oman (;6.4%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Italy ($154M), the U.S. ($92M) and China, Hong Kong SAR ($52M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 31% share of global imports.China, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Oman, South Africa and Saudi Arabia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 16%.

Oman (+14.1% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of silk fabric imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Silk Fabric Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for silk fabric amounted to $28 per kg, lowering by ;5.0% against the previous year. In general, silk fabric import price continues to indicate a deep curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import price increased by 12% y;o;y. Over the period under review, average silk fabric import price attained its maximum level of $48 per kg in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($124 per kg), while Oman ($1,579 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of silk fabric import prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+5.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

  • silk fabric market share
  • silk fabric prices
  • silk fabric industry
  • silk fabric sales
  • silk fabric import
  • silk fabric export
  • silk fabric market forecast
  • silk fabric price forecast
  • key silk fabric producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 5007 ; Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste.

Source: World: Woven Fabrics Of Silk Or Of Silk Waste ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"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.

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

  • pile and chenille fabric market share
  • pile and chenille fabric prices
  • pile and chenille fabric industry
  • pile and chenille fabric sales
  • pile and chenille fabric import
  • pile and chenille fabric export
  • pile and chenille fabric market forecast
  • pile and chenille fabric price forecast
  • key pile and chenille fabric producers

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