The global staple fibers market size was valued at USD 201.37 billion in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 281.68 billion by 2031, growing with a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
Staple Fiber is the term for any fiber that has a useable, constrained, or finite length. These are short fibers that can be either natural or artificial. The length of the fiber varies both within and between kinds derived from various sources, even when the source is the same. Inches or centimeters are used to measure staple fibers. Almost all natural fibers, except silk, staple fibers. For a long, uninterrupted strand of yarn to be created, staple fibers must be spun or twisted together. They can also be used to create non-woven or felted fabrics in their staple form. Increasing consumption of clothes and the growing fashion industry is likely to escalate the global demand for Staple Fibers, as staple fiber plays a vital role in the production of clothes and garments. Rising per capita income and changing clothes preferences positively impact the textile industry, which in turn propel the growth of the staple fibers market during the forecast period.
|Market Size||USD 281.68 billion by 2031|
|Fastest Growing Market||Asia Pacific|
|Largest Market||North America|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends|
Global consumer preferences for eco-friendly items have increased demand for sustainable textiles. One of the most extensively grown and utilized staple fibers in the textile industry is cotton. It is regarded as a multipurpose fiber that has qualities like cooling, absorption, and softness and is used to make clothing for hot weather. Cotton and wool are the most used sustainable fibers. Wool is generated from sheep and has insulation qualities, making it excellent for use in the production of knitted warm clothing. One of the most popular synthetic fibers, polyester, is also produced in a sustainable manner. PET bottles and polyester waste can be used to create recycled polyester staple fiber. As a result, the global staple fibers market is expanding due to increased investment in the textile sector and a rise in demand for sustainable textile materials.
Due to its attributes, including lightweight, high strength, softness, and hydrophobic or hydrophilic nature, staple fiber is widely utilized in the personal care and hygiene business. Staple fiber is used in various disposable products, including diapers, face masks, sanitary towels, hand towels, and body care items. Cotton's strong adsorbent qualities and hypoallergenic nature make it a key component in creating non-woven medical products. Wipes and feminine hygiene products are all commonly made using natural fiber. As a result, the personal care and hygiene industry's spike in demand for staple fiber is boosting the growth of the global market.
Geographically, the global staple fibers market is segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).
North America is projected to lead the global staple fibers market during the forecast period owing to the growing automotive industry in North America. Staple fibers are frequently used in the production of automotive components such as seats, seat belts, airbags, etc. The automobile sector in the United States is expanding rapidly. The country is also one of the largest exporters of automobiles and their parts. The textile and apparel industry in the North American region has seen a rise in productivity due to automation. These factors are driving the growth of staple fibers in the region.
Asia Pacific is estimated to be growing and becoming a lucrative market for staple fibers. It is due to the growing construction industry where staple fibers are extensively used for various purposes, such as it is used in concrete to improve cracking resistance and also used for roofing materials. According to Invest India (regulated by the Government of India), the construction market in India is anticipated to be the third-largest market in the world, and construction output in India is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 7.1 %. The market is also propelled by the expanding textile and automotive industries in the region.
Europe is likely to witness significant growth in the global market on account of the increasing apparel market. Some of the biggest and most well-known garment companies in the world have their headquarters in Europe, which has a significant apparel market with ongoing expansion. The production of clothing in Europe is divided into two main categories. The first category consists of mass-market, medium-priced goods made mostly in Eastern and Southern European developing nations like Poland, Hungary, and Romania, where labor is relatively inexpensive and in plentiful supply. The other group includes high-end luxury clothing made in developed Western nations like Germany, France, Italy, and the UK.
LAMEA is expected to witness steady growth in the staple fibers market owing to the expansion of the textile and apparel sector. The primary factors driving the market growth rate in the region are expanding promotional activities and governmental bodies' investments in the textile industries. The market's growth rate will be by increasing production capacity and key manufacturers' investments in upgrading their equipment. Brazil’s per capita consumption of textiles and clothes has significantly increased due to the country's rapid economic expansion and the population's tendency to spend on expensive clothing.
The global staple fibers market is segmented by type, application, and structure.
By type, the global market are segmented into cotton, cellulosic, polyester, and others.
The cotton segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR. Cotton is the most widely used fiber around the globe and is extremely versatile, soft, and sturdy. It finds major applications in the textile industry. For instance, according to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the textile industry is critically based on cotton. The growing textile industry is expected to propel the growth of the staple fibers market. In the apparel sector, cotton and related materials are used to create almost everything, including socks, t-shirts, and casual clothing. Additionally, they are utilized to create blankets, comforters, and bed linens.
Polyesters are widely used in clothing fabrics. Polyester threads or yarns are used to weave a variety of garment kinds. Polyester clothing items, including shirts, coats, slacks, and hats, are examples. Additionally, polyester is used to make a variety of household furnishings, including bed linens, curtains, blankets, and pillowcases.
By application, the global market is segmented into home furnishing, personal care & hygiene, automotive, construction, apparel, and filtration.
Automotive is gaining major traction in the global staple fibers market. Staple fibers find their major application in the production of automobile carpets, roofs, floor, seating fabrics, insulation material, safety belts, etc. The growing automotive components market is anticipated to boost the staple fibers market during the forecast period.
The apparel segment is surmised to be a major consumer of staple fibers. The staple fibers are used to create a variety of comfortable garments, including T-shirts, dresses, jumpsuits, neckties, children's apparel, suits, and sportswear, among others. Cotton is a natural fiber that degrades naturally and is used to make clothing all around the world. The high amount of usage in the apparel industry has fueled the expansion of the staple fibers market.
In addition to that, the personal care and hygiene segment is likely to gain significant market share in the global staple fibers market owing to increasing use in the production of personal care wipes, baby care wipe, adult incontinence products such as adult diapers, large shaped pads, washable Underpads, mattress protectors, etc. Adult incontinence is emerging and widely getting accepted by society, which is forecasted to boost demand for staple fiber.
By Structure, the global market is segmented into Solid and hollow.
Hollow polyester fibers are majorly used in the production of artificial leather materials owing to high resilience properties, so it is also used in the high-performance market, such as ballistic protection, high-pressure water jet suits, etc. Hollow fibers have more volume and strength. Because the fiber's center traps air, they also offer higher thermal insulation.
Solid fibers feel rougher and are more expensive. Various industries can make use of solid fibers. They are less common in the bedding sector since they are often rougher.