Textile Industry - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Textile Industry is Segmented by Application Type (Clothing Application, Industrial/Technical Application, and Household Application), By Material (Cotton, Jute, Silk, Synthetics, and Wool), By Process ( Woven and Non-woven), and By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the textile industry in Value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Textile Industry Summary
Study Period: 2017- 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4.2 %

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Market Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the textile industry drastically in 2020. Asia, which is one of the largest markets for the textile industry in the world, has suffered from the prolonged lockdowns and restrictions in the majority of Asian countries along with the sudden drop in international demand for their products. The loss was particularly high in countries where the textile industry accounted for a larger share of the exports. According to the study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) the global textile trade collapsed during the first half of 2020. Also, exports to the major buying regions in the European Union, the United States, and Japan fell by around 70%. The industry also suffered several supply chain disruptions due to the shortages of cotton and other raw materials.

The textile industry is an ever-growing market, with key competitors being China, the European Union, the United States, and India. China is the world's leading producer and exporter of both raw textiles and garments. The United States is the leading producer and exporter of raw cotton, while also being the top importer of raw textiles and garments. The textile industry of the European Union comprises Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Portugal at the forefront with a value of more than 1/5th of the global textile industry. India is the third-largest textile manufacturing industry and is responsible for more than 6% of the total textile production, globally. The rapid industrialization in the developed and developing countries and the evolving technology are helping the textile industry to have modern installations which are capable of high-efficient fabric production. These factors are helping the textile industry to record more revenues during the study period and are expected to help the industry further in the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The report aims to provide a detailed analysis of the global textile industry. It focuses on market dynamics, technological trends, and insights on the geographical segments and the process, material, and application types. Also, it analyses the major players and the competitive landscape in the global textile industry. The Textile Industry is Segmented by Application Type (Clothing, Industrial/Technical Applications, and Household Applications), By Material (Cotton, Jute, Silk, Synthetics, and Wool), by Process ( Woven and Non-woven), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the textile industry in Value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Clothing Application
Industrial/Technical Application
Household Application
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Natural Fibers

Natural fiber composites are relatively lighter and have more strength than conventional fibers, and therefore, find extensive application in the automotive industry for interior and exterior applications. Natural fibers obtained from plants and animals include cotton, silk, linen, wool, hemp, jute, and cashmere. These fibers are widely used to manufacture garments, apparel, construction materials, medical dressings, and interiors of automobiles, among others. The abundance of natural fibers, especially cotton, in China, India, and the United States, is contributing significantly to the growth of the global textile market. Silk is used in upholstery and apparel, as it is available in both variations fine as well as coarse. Wool and jute are used as textile materials for their resilience, elasticity, and softness. The increasing consumption of natural fibers, such as cotton, silk, wool, and jute, will drive the global textile market during the forecast period.

Textile Industry: Natural Fiber Production, in Million Metric Tons, 2017-2020

Shifting Focus Toward Non-woven Fabrics

The increasing birth rate and aging population has contributed to the growing demand for hygiene products, such as baby diapers, sanitary napkins, and adult incontinence products, which, in turn, is expected to fuel the demand for non-woven fabrics. Nonwovens are used in road construction in the form of geotextiles to increase the durability of roads. Low maintenance costs associated with nonwovens are expected to fuel its demand in construction applications. The positive outlook of the automobile and transportation industry, globally, is further expected to propel growth for the non-woven fabric market over the next years. The automobile industry manufactures a large number of exterior and interior parts using non-woven fabrics owing to their durability. Rapid industrialization and recent innovations in the field of textile technology are other factors fueling demand for non-woven fabrics, globally.

Textile Industry: Non-woven Fabric Exports Shares by Geography, 2020

Competitive Landscape

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

Major Players

  1. Toray Industries Inc.

  2. B.C. Corporation

  3. Inditex SA

  4. Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Company Limited

  5. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.

Textile Industry Concentration

Recent Developments

  • In Feb 2021, The Indian Government has announced the setting up of seven mega textile parks in the next three years. The government has also decided to rationalize the duties on raw material inputs to manmade textiles by reducing the customs duty rate on caprolactam, nylon chips, and nylon fiber and yarn to 5 %.
  • In Feb 2021, Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced that it will be investing USD 1.1 million in the manufacturing sector, mainly benefiting the clothing, textiles, and footwear industries, among other areas related to assembly operations.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints/Challenges

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

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

    7. 4.7 Technological Innovation in the Industry

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Textile Industry


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Clothing Application

      2. 5.1.2 Industrial/Technical Application

      3. 5.1.3 Household Application

    2. 5.2 Material

      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

      1. 5.3.1 Woven

      2. 5.3.2 Non-woven

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Toray Industries Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 B.C. Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 Industria de Diseno Textil SA (Inditex SA)

      4. 6.2.4 Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Company Limited

      5. 6.2.5 Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Chori Co. Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Texhong Textile Group Ltd.

      8. 6.2.8 Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Hyosung TNC Corp.

      10. 6.2.10 PVH Corp.

      11. 6.2.11 Far Eastern New Century Corp

      12. 6.2.12 Arvind Ltd*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Textile Market market is studied from 2017 - 2026.

The Textile Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.2% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Toray Industries Inc., B.C. Corporation, Inditex SA, Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Company Limited, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. are the major companies operating in Textile Market.

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