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Africa: Flax Fiber Market Overview 2020

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Flax Fiber Market Size in Africa

The African flax fiber market rose rapidly to $X in 2019, growing by X% against the previous year. The total consumption indicated a strong expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Flax Fiber Production in Africa

In value terms, flax fiber production soared to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total production indicated a pronounced expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased at an average annual rate of -X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Egypt (X tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of flax fiber production, comprising approx. X% of total volume.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Egypt stood at -X%.

The average flax fiber yield contracted modestly to X kg per ha in 2019, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2018. In general, the yield recorded a slight curtailment. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the yield increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the flax fiber yield attained the peak level at X kg per ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the harvested area of flax fiber in Africa reduced slightly to X ha, stabilizing at the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to flax fiber production reached the maximum at X ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country in Africa

Egypt (X tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of flax fiber production, accounting for X% of total volume.

In Egypt, flax fiber production declined by an average annual rate of -X% over the period from 2007-2019.

Flax Fiber Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2019, the amount of flax fiber exported in Africa rose modestly to X tonnes, increasing by X% compared with the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, exports recorded slight growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, flax fiber exports surged to $X in 2019. Overall, exports showed resilient growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

The biggest shipments were from Egypt (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total export.

Egypt was also the fastest-growing in terms of the flax fiber exports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2019. Egypt (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Egypt ($X) also remains the largest flax fiber supplier in Africa.

In Egypt, flax fiber exports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019.

Export Prices by Country

The flax fiber export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Export price indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, flax fiber export price increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, export prices attained the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

As there is only one major export destination, the average price level is determined by prices for Egypt.

From 2007 to 2019, the rate of growth in terms of prices for Egypt amounted to +X% per year.

Flax Fiber Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2019, approx. X tonnes of flax fiber were imported in Africa; rising by X% compared with 2018 figures. Overall, imports saw a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum in 2019 and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, flax fiber imports reached $X in 2019. In general, imports continue to indicate a resilient increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. The level of import peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

Tunisia represented the major importer of flax fiber in Africa, with the volume of imports resulting at X tonnes, which was approx. X% of total imports in 2019. South Africa (X tonnes) held an X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Egypt (X%).

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to flax fiber imports into Tunisia stood at +X%. At the same time, South Africa (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, South Africa emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. Egypt experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. Tunisia (+X p.p.) and South Africa (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Tunisia ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported flax fiber in Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Tunisia stood at +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Africa (+X% per year) and Egypt (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The flax fiber import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, flattening at the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the import prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was South Africa ($X per tonne), while Egypt ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Egypt, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flax fiber in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of flax fiber consumption in 2019 were Tunisia (5.2K tonnes), Egypt (3K tonnes) and South Africa (704 tonnes), together accounting for 97% of total consumption.
What are the largest producers of flax fiber in Africa?
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Egypt (7.8K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of flax fiber production, accounting for 99% of total volume.
What are the leading exporters of flax fiber in Africa?
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In value terms, Egypt ($19M) remains the largest flax fiber supplier in Africa.
What are the leading importers of flax fiber in Africa?
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In value terms, Tunisia ($17M) constitutes the largest market for imported flax fiber in Africa, comprising 80% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa ($2.6M), with a 12% share of total imports.
What is the average export price for flax fiber in Africa?
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In 2019, the flax fiber export price in Africa amounted to $3,676 per tonne, picking up by 18% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flax fiber in Africa?
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The flax fiber import price in Africa stood at $3,208 per tonne in 2019, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 773 - Flax fibre and tow

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the flax fiber market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2019
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2019
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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