China Textile Industry Overview, 2017-2021


In 2015, the export value of textiles was USD 11.53 billion in China with a decline of 2.3% YOY which was mainly caused by the increasing costs.




In China, six sub-industries of textile industry include cotton, chemical fiber textile and printing & dyeing finishing industry, wool textile and dyeing finishing industry, linen textile, silk textile and finishing industry, finished textile product manufacturing as well as knitted and woven product industry.

As a traditional advantage industry, textile industry plays an important role in national economy. China is the world’s largest textile garment producer and exporter. The output volume of China textile industry accounts for more than half of the global one. The processing capacity and export value of textile fiber account for a higher proportion in the world. The market international share exceeds one third of the world. In 2015, the production value of textile industry accounted for 7% of China’s GDP. On one hand, as important export products in China, textile products play an important part in China’s foreign trade. On the other hand, as labor-intensive industry, textile industry provides a lot of employment opportunities for China.

From 2011 on, the fast-growing raw material price, income and high financing costs of enterprises forced enterprises to mark up. The overall rise of prices made the exported products less competitive in the international market.

In 2015, the export value of textiles was USD 11.53 billion in China with a decline of 2.3% YOY which was mainly caused by the increasing costs. In recent years, the growing costs of land, energy and labor dramatically increased the comprehensive costs of textile enterprises in China, which placed them on inferior position in international competition. For example, the land cost of Chinese companies is 5-10 times as high as that of foreign competitors.

The price of electricity in China is 2-3 times higher than the foreign one. The fast-growing living cost leads to the increasing labor cost in China. The labor cost of China textile industry is 2-5 times over that of Southeast Asia and India. The price of domestic cotton with lower quality is 50% higher than that of the imported one.

With the development of industrialization and urbanization in China, the improvement of the living standard and level-up demand structure lead to the transformation from mid-low end textiles to high-end products, which promotes the enhancement of market size. Under the export pressure, domestic markets become the major markets for textile enterprises to develop as well as the key drivers of China textile industry.

It is predicted that in the next 3-5 years, China textile industry in possess of perfect industry chain and large domestic market will continue to maintain a certain advantage in the world. However, in the longer run, the costs of China textile industry rise so fast that the production capacity of the textile industry will continue to transfer overseas, which will undermine the overall advantages of China textile industry chain. In addition, the position of China textile industry in the world will face more challenges.

Through this report, readers can acquire the following information:

-Development Environment Faced by China Textile Industry

-Competition Status in China Textile Industry

-Investment Status in China Textile Industry

-Import and Export Status of China Textile Industry

-Operation Status of Major Sub-industries in China Textile Industry

Analysis on Major Enterprises of China Textile Industry

-Major Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in China Textile Industry

-Threats and Challenges Faced by China Textile Industry

-Prediction on the Development of China Textile Industry, 2017-2021


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