Which Country Produces the Most Silk-Worm Cocoons in the World?

Fibre Crops November 16, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the silk-worm cocoons output was China (398 thousand tonnes), accounting for 66% of global production. Moreover, silk-worm cocoons output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, India (151 thousand tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Uzbekistan with a share of 4%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of silk-worm cocoons producton in China stood at +1.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (+1.1% per year) and Uzbekistan (+4.4% per year).

Top 10 Silk-Worm Cocoons Producing Countries in the World

1. China (398K Tonnes)
2. India (151K Tonnes)
3. Uzbekistan (25K Tonnes)
4. Iran (12K Tonnes)
5. Thailand (5K Tonnes)
6. Brazil (3K Tonnes)
7. Viet Nam (2K Tonnes)
8. Romania (1K Tonnes)
9. Democratic People's South Korea (1K Tonnes)
10. Afghanistan (1K Tonnes)

Global Silk-Worm Cocoons Production

Global silk-worm cocoons production amounted to 600 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global silk-worm cocoons output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern was relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +2% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global silk-worm cocoons production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global silk-worm cocoons production was primarily driven by disposable income growth, population growth, and growth of clothes consumption. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the silk-worm cocoons output in the immediate term.

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Source: World: Silk-Worm Cocoons (Reelable) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast