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Ireland: Flax Fiber Market Overview 2021

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Flax Fiber Market Size in Ireland

In 2020, the Irish flax fiber market was finally on the rise to reach $X after two years of decline. In general, consumption posted significant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Flax Fiber Production in Ireland

In value terms, flax fiber production soared to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Flax fiber production peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

The average yield of flax fiber in Ireland stood at X tonnes per ha in 2020, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2019. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. The flax fiber yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the total area harvested in terms of flax fiber production in Ireland was estimated at X ha, rising by X% against 2019 figures. Overall, the harvested area, however, recorded a noticeable setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The flax fiber harvested area peaked at X ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Flax Fiber Exports

Exports from Ireland

In 2020, overseas shipments of flax fiber increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. In general, exports, however, recorded a drastic downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, flax fiber exports skyrocketed to $X in 2020. Overall, exports, however, saw a deep reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

New Zealand (X tonnes) was the main destination for flax fiber exports from Ireland, with a approx. X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to New Zealand stood at +X%.

In value terms, New Zealand ($X) also remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from Ireland.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to New Zealand stood at +X%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average flax fiber export price amounted to $X per tonne, jumping by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a notable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 an increase of X% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the rate of growth in terms of prices for New Zealand amounted to +X% per year.

Flax Fiber Imports

Imports into Ireland

After three years of decline, purchases abroad of flax fiber increased by X% to X tonnes in 2020. Overall, imports continue to indicate mild growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2017 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, flax fiber imports reached $X in 2020. Over the period under review, total imports indicated mild growth from 2007 to 2020: its value 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 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), Denmark (X tonnes) and France (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of flax fiber imports to Ireland, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Denmark (+X% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

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

Import Prices by Country

The average flax fiber import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2016 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

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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The country with the largest volume of flax fiber production was France (692K tonnes), 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 Ireland?
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In value terms, the UK ($31K) constituted the largest supplier of flax fiber to Ireland, comprising 43% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($11K), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by Belgium, with a 12% share.
What are the leading importers of flax fiber from Ireland?
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In value terms, New Zealand ($9K) remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from Ireland.
What is the average export price for flax fiber in Ireland?
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The average flax fiber export price stood at $2,790 per tonne in 2020, increasing by 64% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flax fiber in Ireland?
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The average flax fiber import price stood at $3,737 per tonne in 2020, which is down by -33.2% 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 Ireland. 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.


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Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Ireland
• 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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