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Analysis of the world market of linen fabrics in 2011-2015, the forecast for 2016-2020

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From 2011 to 2015, the volume of production of linen fabrics in the world decreased by 1.8%: from 83.1 thousand tons to 81.6 thousand tons. The dynamics of production volumes for different countries in 2011-2015 was quite heterogeneous. In Asian countries - such as China, Hong Kong, India, Turkey - the production of linen fabrics showed strong growth. It has increased in a number of European countries - Belgium, Italy, and the UK. Production in Belarus remained at a fairly stable level, while the volume of Russian production of linen fabrics fell by 44.9% over the five-year period.

Leading positions in both the production and export of linen fabrics in the world market belong to China. In 2015, its share accounted for 44.9% of the global production of these products and 34.6% of world exports. It should be noted that in 2014-2015, China significantly reduced the supply of linen fabrics to the world market. The reason for this was the development of the Chinese clothing industry, in connection with which an increasing amount of Chinese fabrics are beginning to be consumed domestically.

According to BusinesStat, in 2016 the production of linen fabrics in the world will decrease by 1.0% compared to 2015. In 2017-2020, the indicator will resume growth at a rate of 0.5-0.9% per year. In 2020, the volume of world production of linen fabrics will reach 83.2 thousand tons.

"Analysis of the global flax fabric market in 2011-2015, forecast for 2016-2020" includes the most important data necessary for understanding the current global market conditions and assessing the prospects for its development:

Economy and population

Linen fabric production

Linen Fabric Sales

Foreign and domestic trade in linen fabrics

Import and export of linen fabrics

Foreign trade prices of linen fabrics

The review provides current data for more than 100 countries of the world and a forecast for the 25 leading countries of the world market for linen fabrics.

Leading countries: Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, China, Colombia, Korea (Republic), Lithuania, Mauritania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, United States of America, Turkey, Ukraine , France, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Japan.

The review provides details on import-export by types of linen fabrics:

linen fabrics containing 85% wt. or more flax fibers unbleached or bleached;

linen fabrics containing 85% wt. or more flax fibers;

linen fabrics containing less than 85% wt. flax fibers unbleached or bleached;

linen fabrics containing less than 85% wt. other flax fibers

In preparing the review used statistical information:

United Nations Statistics Division


National Agencies and Compendia

Index Mundi

International Trade Center

International Monetary Fund

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

World Trade Organization

Along with the official statistics, the review contains the results of BusinesStat research:

Analysis of open information on the linen fabric market

Survey of light industry market experts

Categories: Industry /.../ Fabric, Fiber, Linen / Linen

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