• Markets have witnessed a decline in global textile demand, with a marginal decline of 1%. Global textile imports increased in 2014, but have been significantly declined recently due to the slow global economy.
• European countries are the world’s leading suppliers of textiles, accounting for 38% of the world’s total imports in 2015.
This report covers the total textile imports in the Middle East and North Africa region compared to the Kingdom’s share of imports, and identifies countries that can become lucrative markets in the near future with their demand for textiles such as clothing, fabrics, accessories and carpets. We encourage Saudi exporters to conduct a deep analysis to better understand the import potential of any of these product categories.