Which Country Imports the Most Woven Woolen Fabrics in the World?

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

In 2016, approx. 35K tonnes of woolen fabric were imported worldwide; shrinking by -1.9% against the previous year level. In general, woolen fabric imports continue to indicate a drastic decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 8% year-to-year. Global woolen fabric import peaked of 53K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, woolen fabric imports totaled $893M in 2016. Overall, woolen fabric imports continue to indicate a pronounced curtailment. Global woolen fabric import peaked of $1.2B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Woolen Fabric Importing Countries in the World

1. China (85.3 million USD)

2. Romania (70.5 million USD)

3. France (49.6 million USD)

4. South Korea (48.1 million USD)

5. Germany (43.7 million USD)

6. Spain (40.0 million USD)

7. USA (37.1 million USD)

8. Viet Nam (34.9 million USD)

9. Morocco (34.0 million USD)

10. Italy (30.0 million USD)

11. United Kingdom (26.6 million USD)

12. Turkey (22.4 million USD)

Woolen Fabric Imports By Country

In 2016, China (2.6K tonnes), Romania (2.6K tonnes), Spain (2K tonnes), Morocco (1.9K tonnes), Germany (1.6K tonnes), France (1.6K tonnes), Italy (1.4K tonnes), Turkey (1.3K tonnes), the U.S. (1.2K tonnes), the UK (1.1K tonnes), Viet Nam (1.1K tonnes), and South Korea (957 tonnes) were the main importers of woolen fabric in the world, mixed up 56% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of woolen fabric imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Viet Nam (+30.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($85M), Romania ($71M) and France ($50M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 23% share of global imports. These countries were followed by South Korea, Germany, Spain, the U.S., Viet Nam, Morocco, Italy, the UK and Turkey, which together accounted for a further 35%.

Viet Nam (+35.1% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the woolen fabric imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Woolen Fabric Import Prices By Country

The average woolen fabric import price stood at $26 per kg in 2016, lowering by -2.0% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.4%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when import increased by 21% from the previous year level. Global woolen fabric import peaked of $27 per kg in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was South Korea ($50 per kg), while Turkey ($17 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of woolen fabric import prices was attained by South Korea (+5.2% 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 5111 - Woven fabrics of carded wool or of carded fine animal hair.

Source: World: Woven Woolen Fabrics - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025