The Global Fiber Market in 2015

The world fiber market consumption was at about 95.6 million tons1 in 2015. Oil-based synthetic fibers had the biggest share with 62.1%. Cellulosic and protein-based fibers consist of cotton (around 25.2%), wood-based cellulose fibers (around 6.4%), other natural fibers (around 1.5%) and wool (around 1.2%).

Global fiber market
Global fiber consumption 2015e
Global fiber market

Source: ICAC, CIFRS, The Fiber Year, The Fiber Organon, Lenzing estimates

  1. Wood-based and cotton linter-based cellulose fibers