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Japan: Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview 2021

Nonwoven Fabric Market Size in Japan

For the third year in a row, the Japanese nonwoven fabric market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2019. In general, the total consumption indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased 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, consumption increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Nonwoven fabric consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Nonwoven Fabric Production in Japan

In value terms, nonwoven fabric production stood at $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

Nonwoven Fabric Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2019, shipments abroad of nonwoven fabrics increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third year in a row after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric exports reduced slightly to $X in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2018, and then fell in the following year.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes) was the main destination for nonwoven fabric exports from Japan, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, nonwoven fabric exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the U.S. (X tonnes), twofold. South Korea (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to China stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the U.S. (-X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X), the U.S. ($X) and South Korea ($X) were the largest markets for nonwoven fabric exported from Japan worldwide, together comprising X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Italy, Thailand, Viet Nam, Hong Kong SAR, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Slovenia, which together accounted for a further X the main countries of destination, Slovenia (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average nonwoven fabric export price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Viet Nam ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Hong Kong SAR, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Nonwoven Fabric Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2019, the amount of nonwoven fabrics imported into Japan stood at X tonnes, approximately reflecting 2018. Over the period under review, imports continue to indicate a resilient increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2019 and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric imports rose slightly to $X in 2019. In general, imports recorded a resilient increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

Imports by Country

In 2019, China (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of nonwoven fabric to Japan, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, nonwoven fabric imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Thailand (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Malaysia (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from China totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Thailand (+X% per year) and Malaysia (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of nonwoven fabric to Japan, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Thailand ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from China stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Thailand (+X% per year) and Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average nonwoven fabric import price amounted to $X per tonne, approximately mirroring the previous year. In general, the import price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Thailand, 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 nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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China (2.7M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of nonwoven fabric consumption, comprising approx. 28% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (1.3M tonnes), twofold. Brazil (435K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.4% share.
What are the largest producers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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China (3.5M tonnes) remains the largest nonwoven fabric producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 37% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the U.S. (1.2M tonnes), threefold. Germany (497K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 5.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of nonwoven fabrics to Japan?
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In value terms, China ($359M) constituted the largest supplier of nonwoven fabric to Japan, comprising 42% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Thailand ($114M), with a 13% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese), with a 8.4% share.
What are the leading importers of nonwoven fabrics from Japan?
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In value terms, China ($260M), the U.S. ($138M) and South Korea ($62M) were the largest markets for nonwoven fabric exported from Japan worldwide, with a combined 60% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Italy, Thailand, Viet Nam, Hong Kong SAR, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Slovenia, which together accounted for a further 27%.
What is the average export price for nonwoven fabrics in Japan?
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The average nonwoven fabric export price stood at $11,119 per tonne in 2019, dropping by -2% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for nonwoven fabrics in Japan?
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In 2019, the average nonwoven fabric import price amounted to $3,403 per tonne, leveling off at the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 13951010 - Non-wovens of a weight . .25 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951020 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .25 g/m. but . .70 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951030 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .70 g/m. but . .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951050 - Non-wovens of a weight of > .150 g/m. (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel, coated or covered)
• Prodcom 13951070 - Non-wovens, coated or covered (including articles made from non-wovens) (excluding articles of apparel)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the nonwoven fabric market in Japan. 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:
• Japan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Japan
• 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
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
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
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:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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