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

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

Which Country Imports the Most Woven Woolen 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"

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

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.

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

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

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