Denim Fabric: Global Trade and Leading Players

  • ID: 516900
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 24 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aarvee Denims and Exports
  • Black Peony
  • Cone Denim
  • Isko
  • Orta Anadolu
  • Swift Galey
  • MORE
The continuing appeal of denim apparel, especially jeans, has ensured that the demand for denim fabric remains robust. In turn, robust demand has resulted in sizeable trade flows in denim fabric across markets. In 2005 world denim fabric exports totalled US$4.3 bn, and between 2001 and 2005 the value of global denim fabric exports grew at an average annual rate of 5.0%.

The top ten exporting countries in 2005 were China, Hong Kong, the USA, Italy, Turkey, Japan, India, Brazil, Spain and Pakistan. Together, these countries accounted for as much as 83% of world denim fabric exports. The major denim fabric importing countries during the same year were Mexico, Hong Kong, Turkey, Tunisia, Italy, the USA, China, Morocco and Colombia. Chinese denim fabric exporters, as well as achieving the greatest success in penetrating overseas markets, have also achieved rapid growth. Between 2001 and 2005 their sales to foreign markets rose by an average of 18% a year—which was almost four times the growth rate for global exports of denim fabric as a whole.

The US denim fabric industry, which at one time dominated world production, has been witnessing a continuing decline in sales and profitability for a number of years. This is largely because of competition from low cost countries as well as falling domestic demand.

Two US companies used to hold leading positions in the global denim fabric industry, namely Cone Mills (now known as Cone Denim) and Swift Galey. However, faced with growing competition from foreign manufacturers, higher production costs within the USA and shrinking internal demand for their products, US denim fabric companies have been facing severe financial problems which have forced them to cut output or close their US-based production facilities. Instead, as a survival measure, they have set up manufacturing joint ventures and relocated their operations to low cost locations where denim fabric can be produced at more competitive costs.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aarvee Denims and Exports
  • Black Peony
  • Cone Denim
  • Isko
  • Orta Anadolu
  • Swift Galey
  • MORE
SUMMARY

DENIM'S GROWING POPULARITY

GLOBAL TRADE IN DENIM FABRIC

EXPORTS OF DENIM FABRIC BY LEADING EXPORTING COUNTRIES
China
Hong Kong
USA
Italy
Turkey
Japan
India
Brazil
Pakistan

IMPORTS OF DENIM FABRIC BY LEADING IMPORTING COUNTRIES

INTERNATIONALISATION OF THE US DENIM FABRIC INDUSTRY
Decline of the us denim fabric sector
Two examples of internationalised US Denim fabric companies: Cone Mills and Swift Galey
Cone Denim
Swift Galey

DECLINE IN THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE DENIM FABRIC INDUSTRY IN THE EU

PROFILES OF 12 DENIM PRODUCERS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA
Isko
Tavex-Santista Textil
Vicunha Têxtil
Weiqiao Textile
Arvind Mills
Raymond UCO denim
Black Peony
Lanyan Group
Gap Güneydo_u Textile
Aarvee Denims and Exports
Orta Anadolu
Bossa
Other denim fabric manufacturers

List of tables
Table 1: World denim fabric exports, by leading country, 2001-05
Table 2: Shares of world denim fabric exports by leading country, 2001-05
Table 3: Shares of world denim fabric exports by leading country, excluding Hong Kong, 2001-05
Table 4: Leading cotton producing countries, 2005/06
Table 5: Major denim fabric importing countries, 2005
Table 6: USA: imports of denim fabric by leading supplier, 2004-06
Table 7: USA: production and imports of denim fabric, 2001-06
Table 8: EU27: imports of denim fabric, 2002-06
Table 9: EU27: imports of denim fabric by leading supplier, 2004-06
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- Aarvee Denims and Exports
- Arvind Mills
- Black Peony
- Bossa
- Cone Denim
- Gap Güneydo_u Textile
- Isko
- Lanyan Group
- Orta Anadolu
- Raymond UCO denim
- Swift Galey
- Tavex-Santista Textil
- Vicunha Têxtil
- Weiqiao Textile
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