Overview of Russian Nonwovens Market in 2021
According to the report of the Russian National Bureau of statistics, the output of nonwovens (except felt) in Russia reached 6.027 billion square meters in 2021, an increase of 10.5% compared with 5.453 billion square meters in 2020 (Figure 1). If referring to other statistics, the output of nonwovens and their finished products (except clothing) in Russia in 2021 is 7.44 billion square meters. Among them, 82% of nonwovens are produced in the central area (the central area centered on Moscow), 14% in Volga, 1.9% and 1.1% in Northwest and Ural respectively, and no more than 1% in other areas.
According to the report of the General Administration of Customs of the Russian Federation, the import volume of Nonwovens in Russia in 2021 was 105100 tons, a year-on-year increase of 6.1%. Russia's largest source countries of nonwovens imports are China and Belarus, accounting for 38.1% and 22.5% respectively.
In 2021, the export volume of Nonwovens in Russia was 32800 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 16.0%. Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine are the main export target countries, accounting for 25.1%, 18.3% and 13.1% of Russia's total nonwovens exports respectively.
To understand the market situation of Nonwovens in Russia, we also need to pay attention to the following indicators: the output, import and export of synthetic staple fibers and man-made staple fibers used to produce nonwovens. In 2021, the output of all types of synthetic fibers in Russia was 202000 tons, of which the output data of short fibers has not been released yet. Based on the data of previous years, it is estimated that the proportion of short fibers is about 60%.