Cotton Sewing Thread Market - Costa Rica Suddenly Establishes a Dominant Presence in Cotton Sewing Thread Exports

Textile Fibres December 21, 2016
Author: Maria Fadeeva
Market Analyst

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The global trade in cotton sewing thread amounted to 180 million USD in 2015, fluctuating mildly over the period under review. A 27% drop in 2009 was followed by another 1% decline in 2010, after which exports alternated between modest growth and stagnation through to the end of the period under review.

According to IndexBox estimates, Costa Rica suddenly emerged as the top global exporter of cotton sewing thread in 2015, growing its share from 0% to 15% in one year. In 2015, Costa Rica's cotton sewing thread exports totaled 26.6 million USD, which accounted for a 15% share in terms of global exports. China, India, Thailand, and Pakistan were the other key global suppliers of cotton sewing thread in 2015, with a 40% combined share of global exports.

Costa Rica (+167.9% per year) and Pakistan (+20.3% per year) were the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2015. Costa Rica's exceptional export growth rate placed it at the top of the global cotton sewing thread market.

Dominican Republic (19.9%, based on value terms), Guatemala (7.0%), Cambodia (6.7%), USA (6.0%), and Indonesia (5.9%) were the leading destinations of cotton sewing thread imports in 2015. Imports to Indonesia grew at a rapid pace of +41.6% per year from 2007 to 2015. By contrast, the USA slightly contracted its imports of cotton sewing thread over the same period. The Dominican Republic's share of global imports increased significantly (+18 percentage points), while the share of the USA illustrated negative dynamics (-1 percentage points).

Global Exports Of Cotton Sewing Thread

Key Exporting Countries Of Cotton Sewing Thread

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Source: World: Cotton Sewing Thread - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020