Viscose Staple Fiber Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Application (Woven and Non-woven & Specialty) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


Greater Than 4 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The global viscose staple fiber market is likely to register healthy growth, at an estimated CAGR of greater than 4% over the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied is the growing demand for apparels and clothing. The rising demand from textile & apparel, non-woven, and specialty manufacturing sectors have also hugely attributed to the growth of the market.
  • The woven segment dominated the market share with around 80% share in the global market.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the market and accounted for a share of 65%, and is also estimated to record the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The global viscose staple fiber market report includes:


Woven (Textile & Apparel)
Non-woven and Specialty
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Woven Fibers

  • Viscose staple fibers (VSF) or artificial cotton fibers are natural and biodegradable. These fibers are obtained from wood pulp and cotton pulp, which share the characteristics of cotton fibers. These are versatile and easily bendable fibers and have a wide range of application in apparels, home textiles, home furnishings, dress materials, and woven & knitwear.
  • Increasing demand for textiles and apparels is expected to drive the demand for VSF in these applications. Asia-Pacific, the largest market for woven fabrics, is witnessing a healthy growth due to the increasing demand in countries, like India, China, etc.
    • In India, the demand for apparels has increased with growing consumer preference, in response to growing foreign textile brands. The demand has been augmented by digitalization, social networking sites, and apps, which help in increasing the sale of garments. Some apparel manufacturers in India state that the growth rate in menswear brands is at 7-10%, while the growth rate of women and kids apparel is around 15-20%. Also, the growing number of working women has increased the demand for women apparel.
    • Small regions, such as Bangladesh, has witnessed an increase in population and living standards, driving the demand for knitted fabrics.
  • All the aforementioned factors, in turn, increase the demand for the viscose staple fiber during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

Asia-pacific is expected to dominate the VSF market during the forecast period. China is the largest producer and consumer of viscose staple fiber, globally. The country accounts for ~65% of the total globally produced viscose staple fiber owing to the rapidly increasing yarn production. China is the largest clothing producer in the world, and has the largest production capacity for textile products consisting of cotton, manmade fibers, and silk. The major problem faced by the Chinese viscose staple fiber industry is the presence of the surplus production capacities. Additionally, there has been an increase in wages in the country due to which the textile production is expected to shift to low-wage ASEAN countries, ultimately affecting the sales of viscose staple fiber in China. Due to all these factors, the market for viscose staple fiber is expected to increase in the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The global VSF market is consolidated in nature and the top 5 manufacturers occupy around 60% of the market. Major players in the market include Lenzing AG, Aditya Birla Group, SATERI, XINJIANG ZHONGTAI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., and Tangshan Sanyou Group Xingda Chemical Fibre Co.Ltd, among others. 

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for Apparels and Clothing

      2. 4.1.2 Increased Adoption of Viscose Fabrics, due to Ambiguity in Cotton Prices

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Retaliatory Tariff On Viscose in the United States

      2. 4.2.2 Competition from Synthetic Fibers

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Production Process

    6. 4.6 Technological Product Advancement


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Woven (Textile & Apparel)

      2. 5.1.2 Non-woven and Specialty

        1. Healthcare

        2. Automotive

        3. Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Birla Cellulose

      2. 6.4.2 Glanzstoff

      3. 6.4.3 Jilin Chemical Fiber Group Co. Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Kelheim Fibres GmbH

      5. 6.4.5 LENZING AG

      6. 6.4.6 Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Sateri

      8. 6.4.8 SNIACE

      9. 6.4.9 Tangshan Sanyou Group Xingda Chemical Fibre Co.Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Milan (Yibin Hiest Fibre Limited Corporation)

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Use of Cellulose Fibers in Healthcare Applications

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