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Global Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview 2021

Nonwoven Fabric Market Size

The global nonwoven fabric market amounted to $X in 2019, approximately mirroring the previous year. The market value 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 throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global market reached the peak level in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Nonwoven Fabric Production

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; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global production hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country

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

In China, nonwoven fabric production increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (-X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

Nonwoven Fabric Exports

Exports

In 2019, after nine years of growth, there was decline in overseas shipments of nonwoven fabrics, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Overall, total exports indicated a notable increase from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2009 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Global exports peaked at X tonnes in 2018, and then contracted in the following year.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric exports dropped modestly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total exports indicated pronounced growth 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, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Global exports peaked at $X in 2018, and then declined modestly in the following year.

Exports by Country

In 2019, China (X tonnes) was the main exporter of nonwoven fabrics, comprising X% of total exports. Germany (X tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by the U.S. (X tonnes), Italy (X tonnes) and Turkey (X tonnes). All these countries together took near X% share of total exports. France (X tonnes), the Czech Republic (X tonnes), Taiwan (Chinese) (X tonnes), South Korea (X tonnes), Thailand (X tonnes), Malaysia (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes) and Israel (X tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to nonwoven fabric exports from China stood at +X%. At the same time, Turkey (+X%), Thailand (+X%), Malaysia (+X%), Taiwan (Chinese) (+X%), the Czech Republic (+X%), South Korea (+X%), Germany (+X%), Spain (+X%) and Israel (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Turkey emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. Italy and the U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, France (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (+X p.p.) and Turkey (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while Germany, France, Italy and the U.S. saw its share reduced by -X%, -X%, -X% and -X% from 2007 to 2019, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest nonwoven fabric supplying countries worldwide were China ($X), Germany ($X) and the U.S. ($X), together accounting for X% of global exports. These countries were followed by Italy, Turkey, France, South Korea, Taiwan (Chinese), the Czech Republic, Spain, Thailand, Israel and Malaysia, which together accounted for a further X the main exporting countries, Turkey recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average nonwoven fabric export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while Malaysia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Nonwoven Fabric Imports

Imports

In 2019, the amount of nonwoven fabrics imported worldwide was estimated at X tonnes, approximately reflecting the previous year's figure. In general, total imports indicated notable growth from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2009 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Global imports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, nonwoven fabric imports reduced slightly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total imports indicated a pronounced expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Global imports peaked at $X in 2018, and then reduced modestly in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2019, the U.S. (X tonnes), Japan (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), China (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes), South Korea (X tonnes), Mexico (X tonnes), Viet Nam (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), Canada (X tonnes) and the Netherlands (X tonnes) was the key importer of nonwoven fabrics in the world, creating X% of total import. Italy (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Viet Nam, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($X), Germany ($X) and China ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, together comprising X% of global imports. These countries were followed by Japan, Poland, Mexico, Viet Nam, the UK, Canada, France, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further X terms of the main importing countries, Viet Nam saw the highest growth rate of 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 2019, the average nonwoven fabric import price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% y-o-y. 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.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while Japan ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders 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, accounting for 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. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (435K tonnes), 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, accounting for 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. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (497K tonnes), with a 5.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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In value terms, the largest nonwoven fabric supplying countries worldwide were China ($3B), Germany ($2.1B) and the U.S. ($1.8B), with a combined 45% share of global exports. Italy, Turkey, France, South Korea, Taiwan (Chinese), the Czech Republic, Spain, Thailand, Israel and Malaysia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 29%.
What are the leading importers of nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($1.5B), Germany ($1.1B) and China ($907M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 23% share of global imports. Japan, Poland, Mexico, Viet Nam, the UK, Canada, France, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together comprising 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 $4,071 per tonne in 2019, approximately mirroring the previous year.
What is the average import price for nonwoven fabrics in the world?
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In 2019, the average nonwoven fabric import price amounted to $4,070 per tonne, waning by -1.8% against 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 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 2025.



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

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
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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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

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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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