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Belgium: Flax Fiber Market Overview 2021

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Flax Fiber Market Size in Belgium

For the third year in a row, the Belgian flax fiber market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2020. In general, consumption recorded prominent growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Flax Fiber Production in Belgium

In value terms, flax fiber production totaled $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production posted a resilient expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Flax fiber production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In 2020, the average yield of flax fiber in Belgium amounted to X tonnes per ha, almost unchanged from 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the yield showed a strong increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. The flax fiber yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, approx. X ha of flax fiber were harvested in Belgium; picking up by X% compared with the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a slight increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The flax fiber harvested area peaked in 2020 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

Flax Fiber Exports

Exports from Belgium

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of flax fiber were exported from Belgium; standing approx. at the previous year. Overall, exports enjoyed a perceptible increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in years to come.

In value terms, flax fiber exports stood at $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports recorded resilient growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes) was the main destination for flax fiber exports from Belgium, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, flax fiber exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Netherlands (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to China stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from Belgium, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by France, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value to China stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: India (+X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average flax fiber export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, leveling off at the previous year. Overall, export price indicated perceptible growth from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, flax fiber export price increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2019, and then totaled in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major export markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Turkey ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the Netherlands ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Turkey, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Flax Fiber Imports

Imports into Belgium

In 2020, overseas purchases of flax fiber increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the fourth consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, total imports indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, flax fiber imports rose modestly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports saw a notable increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2020, France (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of flax fiber to Belgium, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, flax fiber imports from France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the Netherlands (X tonnes), more than tenfold.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from France stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and Belarus (+X% per year).

In value terms, France ($X) constituted the largest supplier of flax fiber to Belgium, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from France totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and Belarus (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average flax fiber import price amounted to $X per tonne, leveling off at the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated a noticeable increase from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, flax fiber import price increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2019, and then totaled in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the price for Belarus ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belarus, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flax fiber in the world?
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France (527K tonnes) remains the largest flax fiber consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 57% of total volume. Moreover, flax fiber consumption in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, China (188K tonnes), threefold. Russia (39K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.3% share.
What are the largest producers of flax fiber in the world?
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France (692K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of flax fiber production, accounting for 75% of total volume. Moreover, flax fiber production in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Belgium (96K tonnes), sevenfold. Belarus (40K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 4.4% share.
What are the leading suppliers of flax fiber to Belgium?
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In value terms, France ($94M) constituted the largest supplier of flax fiber to Belgium, comprising 88% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($6.7M), with a 6.3% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of flax fiber from Belgium?
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In value terms, China ($192M) remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from Belgium, comprising 58% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($54M), with a 16% share of total exports. It was followed by France, with a 8.1% share.
What is the average export price for flax fiber in Belgium?
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The average flax fiber export price stood at $3,360 per tonne in 2020, approximately mirroring the previous year.
What is the average import price for flax fiber in Belgium?
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The average flax fiber import price stood at $2,912 per tonne in 2020, 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 Belgium. 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:
• Belgium

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

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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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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