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Malaysia Textile Manufacturing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 150 Pages
  • March 2023
  • Region: Malaysia
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5572658
The size of Malaysia textile manufacturing market is USD 3.3 billion in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4.6% during the forecast period

Key Highlights

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region's textile manufacturing industry grew in September 2022 at the fastest rate during the last year. Companies reported sharper gains in output, new orders, purchasing activity, and employment. The future is looked forward to by many Malaysian fashion designers, and the country is therefore recognized as a developing global fashion hub.
  • The number of Malaysians in this age group has been rising gradually in recent years, and the projected period is expected to see this trend continue. Because of this group's propensity for fast fashion, the apparel sector will see a spike in demand during the forecasted period.
  • Despite this fact, the industry is now coming back to normal. During the pandemic, the manufacturers started restructuring their sourcing and distribution channels. They also worked on enabling digital solutions. Due to all these efforts, the industry will see growth in the coming years. Malaysian textile manufacturing industry is highly versatile, with firms that produce a wide variety of textiles, like natural fiber, synthetic fiber, natural yarn, woven yarn, knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, non-woven fabrics, bleached fabrics, dyed fabrics, finished fabrics, and printed fabrics. Malaysian textile manufacturers are also known for their ability to offer ready-to-wear apparel, home textile products, and industrial textile products.
  • The industry has a few competitors in the region that, include Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. This lower-cost competition led Malaysia to introduce smarter processes and more efficient manufacturing and distribution tech adoptions. The US is a leading importer of the textile products that Malaysia exports. It imported USD 266.254 worth of textile products from Malaysia in 2021. As the US economy is strong and it has been able to withstand challenges historically, the textile manufacturing market in Malaysia has a promise of stable revenues that will only disappear after a while.

Malaysia Textile Manufacturing Market Trends

The Evolving Apparel Industry Driving the Textile Market

Malaysia's past, notably the historical blending of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and other indigenous cultures, significantly impacted fashion. However, with Muslims making up 61.3% of the population, modest fashion is undoubtedly at the top of the list. Muslim women in Malaysia do not hold back when spending money on designer clothing. Modern clothing companies like Tangsi Tujuh and Anaabu have been enhancing the practicality of traditional Malay clothing while maintaining its Asian heritage throughout the past year.

Rising female labor participation and incomes are leading to women's increased empowerment and financial independence. They will likely use modern fashion to express themselves and feel good about themselves. Many Malaysian fashion designers have confidence in this potential. As a result, Malaysia is increasingly seen as a thriving emergent fashion capital.

Malaysia's population between the age of 25-29 years has been steadily on the rise over the past few years and is expected to follow the same trend in the forecast period. Due to this group's inclination towards fast fashion, the apparel industry will see a surge in demand in the forecast period. This increased demand for apparel will drive the Malaysian textile manufacturing market in the forecast period.

Steadily Increasing Textile Exports Driving the Manuafcturing Market

Except for the drop during the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the textile manufacturing industry in Malaysia is constantly rising. It is the eleventh largest earner among all industries exporting from Malaysia. When Malaysia implemented Export Oriented Industrialisation, along with a few other industries, textile industries were also in focus. As a result, the industry has seen sustained growth over the years. There has also been a rise in textile exports in the country.

This upward trend in textile exports from Malaysia is created by the increasing global demand for high-quality clothing and textile from Malaysia. The rise in the purchasing power of the major importing countries like the US, EU countries, and Canada is another reason for the growth. Malaysia exports its textile products to a few major countries, including the US, Japan, Turkey, China, and Indonesia. In 2021, Malaysia's textile industry contributed USD 421.94 million in exports to the US, USD 421.94 million in exports to Japan, USD 421.94 million in exports to Turkey, USD 309.22 million in exports to China, and USD 205.43 million in exports to Indonesia.

Malaysia Textile Manufacturing Market Competitor Analysis

The Malaysian textile manufacturing market is highly fragmented, with several local and international players active in the market. Some of the key players are Penfabric Sdn. Berhad, D & Y Textile (M) Sdn Bhd, Esquel Group, Asia Brand Berhad, San Miguel Yamamura Woven Products Sdn. Bhd., and many others. Due to the increased focus of the Malaysian government on textile exports, there lies a good opportunity for all the players to scale up. The Malaysian government has taken steps to encourage new businesses by minimizing regulations and initiation procedures, based on which the barriers to entry into the market are low.

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
2.1 Analysis Methodology
2.2 Research Phases
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.2.1 Drivers
4.2.2 Restraints
4.2.3 Opportunities
4.3 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis
4.4 Industry Policies and Regulations
4.5 Technological Developments in the Sector
4.6 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
4.7 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.7.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.7.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Process Type
5.1.1 Spinning
5.1.2 Weaving
5.1.3 Knitting
5.1.4 Finishing
5.1.5 Other Process Types
5.2 By Textile Type
5.2.1 Fiber
5.2.2 Yarn
5.2.3 Fabric
5.2.4 Garments
5.2.5 Other Textile Types
5.3 By Equipment and Machinery
5.3.1 Simple Machines
5.3.2 Automated Machines
5.3.3 Console/Assembly Line Installations
6.1 Market Concentration Overview
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Ramatex Textiles Industrial Sdn Bhd
6.2.2 Penfabric Sdn. Berhad
6.2.3 D&Y Textile (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
6.2.4 Esquel Malaysia Sdn. Berhad
6.2.5 Asia Brands Berhad
6.2.6 Kamunting Spinning Industries Sdn Bhd
6.2.7 KIB Textiles Bhd
6.2.8 Vicmark Fashion Sdn Bhd
6.2.9 San Miguel Yamamura Woven Products Sdn Bhd
6.2.10 Manwira Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
6.2.11 Kima Sdn Bhd*

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ramatex Textiles Industrial Sdn Bhd
  • Penfabric Sdn. Berhad
  • D&Y Textile (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Esquel Malaysia Sdn. Berhad
  • Asia Brands Berhad
  • Kamunting Spinning Industries Sdn Bhd
  • KIB Textiles Bhd
  • Vicmark Fashion Sdn Bhd
  • San Miguel Yamamura Woven Products Sdn Bhd
  • Manwira Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  • Kima Sdn Bhd