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South Africa: Flax Fiber Market Overview 2021

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Flax Fiber Market Size in South Africa

For the third consecutive year, the South African flax fiber market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2019. Overall, consumption enjoyed a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Flax fiber consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Flax Fiber Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2019, exports of flax fiber from South Africa skyrocketed to X kg, with an increase of X% compared with the previous year's figure. Overall, exports, however, showed a deep reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2017 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, flax fiber exports skyrocketed to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports, however, faced a abrupt downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. From 2017 to 2019, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X kg) and Swaziland (X kg) were the main destinations of flax fiber exports from South Africa.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Swaziland.

In value terms, Botswana ($X) remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Swaziland ($X), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Botswana stood at +X%.

Export Prices by Country

The average flax fiber export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, jumping by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, recorded a abrupt decrease. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Botswana ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Swaziland amounted to $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Botswana.

Flax Fiber Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2019, flax fiber imports into South Africa expanded rapidly to X tonnes, with an increase of X% on 2018 figures. Over the period under review, imports showed a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In value terms, flax fiber imports totaled $X in 2019. In general, imports recorded a resilient increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Imports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

Imports by Country

Egypt (X tonnes) and Belgium (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of flax fiber imports to South Africa, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Egypt.

In value terms, Egypt ($X) and Belgium ($X) appeared to be the largest flax fiber suppliers to South Africa, with a combined X% share of total imports.

Egypt (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average flax fiber import price amounted to $X per tonne, waning by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($X per tonne), while the price for Egypt stood at $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Egypt.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flax fiber in the world?
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France (519K tonnes) remains the largest flax fiber consuming country worldwide, accounting for 57% of total volume. Moreover, flax fiber consumption in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, China (185K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Russia (38K tonnes), with a 4.2% 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 (682K tonnes), accounting for 76% of total volume. Moreover, flax fiber production in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Belgium (95K 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 South Africa?
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In value terms, Egypt ($1.3M) and Belgium ($1.1M) appeared to be the largest flax fiber suppliers to South Africa, together comprising 93% of total imports.
What are the leading importers of flax fiber from South Africa?
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In value terms, Botswana ($699) remains the key foreign market for flax fiber exports from South Africa, comprising 73% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Swaziland ($265), with a 27% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for flax fiber in South Africa?
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In 2019, the average flax fiber export price amounted to $1,924 per tonne, with an increase of 1,520% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flax fiber in South Africa?
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In 2019, the average flax fiber import price amounted to $3,630 per tonne, shrinking by -2.4% 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 South 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:
• South Africa

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

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In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
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
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 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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