HS Icon Non-woven Textiles

5603 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $16.2B, Rnk 222 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $3.07B | $1.46B, China | United States

2019
Product Complexity
: 0.95, Rnk 165 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: -1.07%, Rnk 476 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 11%, Rnk 366 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.089%, Rnk 222 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Non-woven Textiles. In 2019, Non-woven Textiles were the world's 222nd most traded product, with a total trade of $16.2B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Non-woven Textiles decreased by -1.07%, from  $16.3B to $16.2B. Trade in Non-woven Textiles represent 0.089% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Non-woven Textiles  were China ($3.07B), Germany ($2.07B), United States ($1.79B), Italy ($1.24B), and Japan ($778M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Non-woven Textiles were United States ($1.46B), Germany ($1.23B), Japan ($847M), China ($823M), and Mexico ($661M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Non-woven Textiles was 11%, making it the 366th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Non-woven Textiles are Iran (42.2%), Bahamas (40.2%), Ethiopia (34.7%), Uzbekistan (27.7%), and Finland (25%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Lebanon (0%), Sri Lanka (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Non-woven Textiles ranks 165th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: A nonwoven fabric is a kind of cloth that has been made by using many small pieces of fabric. It's used for things like diapers, bandages, and other products where it's important to be able to wash the material easily. Nonwoven fabrics are made from a variety of materials, including polyester, nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Nonwoven fabrics can also be used in the production of clothing, automobile upholstery, and other household items.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $3.07B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $1.46B

Non-woven Textiles are the world's 222nd most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Non-woven Textiles were China ($3.07B), Germany ($2.07B), United States ($1.79B), Italy ($1.24B), and Japan ($778M).

In 2019, the top importers of Non-woven Textiles were United States ($1.46B), Germany ($1.23B), Japan ($847M), China ($823M), and Mexico ($661M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $134M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Vietnam, $76.6M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Non-woven Textiles grew the fastest in China ($134M), Poland ($27M), United Kingdom ($18.5M), Ukraine ($17.8M), and India ($14M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Non-woven Textiles were Vietnam ($76.6M), Cambodia ($29M), Morocco ($22.7M), Pakistan ($21.6M), and Philippines ($19.7M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Non-woven Textiles.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.44. This means that most of the exports of Non-woven Textiles are explained by 21 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $2.25B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Mexico, $567M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Non-woven Textiles. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Non-woven Textiles during 2019.

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Non-woven Textiles were China ($2.25B), Germany ($835M), Italy ($754M), Turkey ($394M), and United States ($327M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Non-woven Textiles were Mexico ($567M), Vietnam ($481M), Canada ($386M), Poland ($368M), and United Kingdom ($313M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Non-woven Textiles, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Nonwovens textiles except felt ($16.2B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Non-woven Textiles was 11%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Non-woven Textiles were Iran (42.2%), Bahamas (40.2%), Ethiopia (34.7%), Uzbekistan (27.7%), and Finland (25%).

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Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.