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Global Nonwoven Fabric Market 2022

Nonwoven Fabric Market Size

In 2021, the global nonwoven fabric market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2011, thus ending a nine-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $X, and then shrank modestly in the following year.

Nonwoven Fabric Production

In value terms, nonwoven fabric production contracted to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 when the production volume increased by X%. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X, and then declined in the following year.

Production By Country

China (X tonnes) remains the largest nonwoven fabric producing country worldwide, comprising approx. X% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the United States (X tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (X tonnes), with a X% share.

In China, nonwoven fabric production expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012-2021. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: the United States (-X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

Nonwoven Fabric Exports

Exports

For the tenth year in a row, the global market recorded growth in overseas shipments of nonwoven fabrics, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2021. Over the period under review, total exports indicated strong growth from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2012 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2020 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The global exports peaked in 2021 and are likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric exports rose significantly to $X in 2021. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2020 when exports increased by X%. The global exports peaked in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

Exports by Country

In 2021, China (X tonnes) was the main exporter of nonwoven fabrics, making up X% of total exports. Germany (X tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by Italy (X tonnes), the United States (X tonnes) and Turkey (X tonnes). All these countries together took approx. X% share of total exports. The following exporters - the Czech Republic (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes), India (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), Thailand (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes) and Malaysia (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total exports.

Exports from China increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021. At the same time, India (+X%), Poland (+X%), Turkey (+X%), Thailand (+X%), Malaysia (+X%), the Netherlands (+X%), the Czech Republic (+X%), Italy (+X%), Germany (+X%) and Spain (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, India emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012-2021. France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the United States (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (+X p.p.), Turkey (+X p.p.) and India (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while France, Italy, Germany and the United States saw its share reduced by -X%, -X%, -X% and -X% from 2012 to 2021, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($X) remains the largest nonwoven fabric supplier worldwide, comprising X% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of global exports. It was followed by the United States, with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China totaled +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+X% per year) and the United States (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the average nonwoven fabric export price amounted to $X per tonne, rising by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, the export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the United States ($X per tonne), while India ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the United States (+X%), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Nonwoven Fabric Imports

Imports

For the tenth consecutive year, the global market recorded growth in purchases abroad of nonwoven fabrics, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2021. In general, total imports indicated a buoyant increase from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2012 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2020 with an increase of X%. Over the period under review, global imports reached the peak figure in 2021 and are likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric imports rose markedly to $X in 2021. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2020 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global imports attained the maximum in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

In 2021, the United States (X tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (X tonnes) and Japan (X tonnes) were the largest importers of nonwoven fabrics, together creating X% of total imports. Poland (X tonnes), China (X tonnes), Canada (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes), South Korea (X tonnes), Vietnam (X tonnes), Italy (X tonnes) and Mexico (X tonnes) took a minor share of total imports.

The United States was also the fastest-growing in terms of the nonwoven fabrics imports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012 to 2021. At the same time, South Korea (+X%), Vietnam (+X%), Japan (+X%), Canada (+X%), Italy (+X%), Poland (+X%), the Netherlands (+X%), Germany (+X%), France (+X%), China (+X%), Mexico (+X%) and the UK (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. While the share of the United States (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the global imports from 2012-2021, the share of the UK (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the United States ($X), Germany ($X) and China ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2021, with a combined X% share of global imports. Japan, Poland, Italy, Vietnam, Canada, the UK, France, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main importing countries, Vietnam, with a CAGR of +X%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average nonwoven fabric import price amounted to $X per tonne, rising by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a mild decline. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while the United States ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Vietnam (+X%), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were China, the United States and Indonesia, together accounting for 37% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Brazil, Germany, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Italy, Turkey, Mexico and Iran, which together accounted for a further 25%.
What are the largest producers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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China constituted the country with the largest volume of nonwoven fabric production, accounting for 30% of total volume. Moreover, nonwoven fabric production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the United States, fourfold. Germany ranked third in terms of total production with a 3.7% share.
What are the leading suppliers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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In value terms, China remains the largest nonwoven fabric supplier worldwide, comprising 25% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany, with a 12% share of global exports. It was followed by the United States, with a 10% share.
What are the leading importers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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In value terms, the largest nonwoven fabric importing markets worldwide were the United States, Germany and China, together comprising 25% of global imports. These countries were followed by Japan, Poland, Italy, Vietnam, Canada, the UK, France, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 34%.
What is the average export price for nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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The average nonwoven fabric export price stood at $4,436 per tonne in 2021, with an increase of 6.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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The average nonwoven fabric import price stood at $4,073 per tonne in 2021, with an increase of 4.9% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global nonwoven fabric market. 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 2030.


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)

Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• 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

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
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. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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