Europe Textile Industry - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by process, material, and application type.

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Market Overview

The Europe textile industry is estimated to be around USD 180 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5.5% during the forecast period to reach approximately USD 250 billion by 2024.

  • Europe is home to hundreds of leading retailers and brands, internationally acclaimed designers, thousands of talented emerging designers and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, researchers and educators.
  • Today, the Europe textile and clothing sector remains a SMEs based industry. Companies of less than 50 employees account for over 90% of the workforce and produce almost 60% of the value added.
  • Clothing and textiles is also one of the most globalized industries with the chain of production, wholesale and retail of even just one product spanning dozens of stakeholders and many continents.

Scope of the Report

This report aims to provide a detailed analysis on the Europe textile industry. It focuses on the market dynamics, technological trends, and insights on various process, material, and application types. Also, it analyses the major players and the competitive landscape in the Europe textile industry.

Application Type
Industrial/Technical Applications
Household Applications
Material Type
Process Type

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Key Market Trends

Rise in the Demand of Organic Textiles and Fabrics

  • The organic clothing is available in cotton, jute, silk, kapok, hemp or wool. The demand for organic clothing is on rise, as more and more consumers are concerned about environment.
  • According to the fourth annual Organic Exchange Farm and Fiber Report, organic cotton represents 1% of global cotton production.
  • Countries like Germany, USA, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium etc are among world's largest markets for organic clothing.
  • Germany has traditionally led Europe's demand for organic cotton, with mail order companies accounting for the bulk of sales in this category, German consumption levels have recently been surpassed by those in Switzerland.
  • The European Textile sector is especially proactive in undertaking research work for the development of new and innovative products.
Trend 1

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Rising disposable income and Changing Consumers’ Shopping Behaviour

  • Disposable Personal Income in the Euro Area increased to EUR 1,787 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 from EUR 1,769 billion in the third quarter of 2018. Disposable Personal Income in the Euro Area averaged EUR 1,454 billion from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all-time high of EUR 1,787 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of EUR 1,068 billion in the first quarter of 1999.
  • Online shopping is still grow its importance, although take-up varies significantly by region and country. Recent surveys reveals that 43% of Europeans aged between 16 and 64 now shop online using a computer
  • More than 60% of Northern Europeans shop online using a computer, a figure that rises to 70% in Germany, Great Britain and Sweden. In Southern Europe around 40% of consumers shop online, while in the CEE the appetite for internet retail is lower still: just 20% of Russians and 11% of Hungarians shop online.
  • This growth in the disposable income and the increasing preference towards online shopping are expected to drive the textile market in the region for the next few years.
Trend 2

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Competitive Landscape

The report covers the major players operating in the APAC textile industry. In terms of market share, the companies in the textile industry do not have considerable amount of market share as the market is highly competitive and fragmented.

Major Players

  1. Salvatore Ferragamo SpA
  2. Koninklijke Ten Cate NV
  3. Inditex
  4. Tirotex
  5. Chargeurs SA

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Growth Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Challenges

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    7. 4.7 Technological Snapshot


    1. 5.1 Application Type

      1. 5.1.1 Clothing

      2. 5.1.2 Industrial/Technical Applications

      3. 5.1.3 Household Applications

    2. 5.2 Material Type

      1. 5.2.1 Cotton

      2. 5.2.2 Jute

      3. 5.2.3 Silk

      4. 5.2.4 Synthetics

      5. 5.2.5 Wool

    3. 5.3 Process Type

      1. 5.3.1 Woven

      2. 5.3.2 Non-woven


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview

    2. 6.2 Key Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Salvatore Ferragamo SpA

      2. 6.2.2 Koninklijke Ten Cate NV

      3. 6.2.3 Inditex

      4. 6.2.4 Tirotex

      5. 6.2.5 Chargeurs SA

      6. 6.2.6 Korteks Mensucat Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

      7. 6.2.7 Ozdilek Alisveris Merkezleri Ve Tekstil Sanayi Anonim Sirketi

      8. 6.2.8 Aquafilslo D.O.O.

      9. 6.2.9 Getzner Textil Aktiengesellschaft

      10. 6.2.10 Fulgar Spa



  9. 9. APPENDIX

  10. 10. Disclaimer

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