According to a recently released 109-page study by P&S Market Research, ASEAN & South Asia dyestuff for textile market is forecast to reach US$1,938.9 million by 2023 from US$1,163.6 million in 2016.
The apparel industry is witnessing tremendous growth in the current scenario, owing to the surge in demand for apparel such as outerwear, jeans, T-shirts, innerwear, shorts, dresses, trousers, children’s wear and socks, across the world. For instance, as per NDP Group, Inc., in 2016, apparel sales in the U.S. increased by 19% for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel. Accordingly, demand for dyestuff (black color) used in the manufacturing process of this wide range of apparel is also growing.
On the basis of type, the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market is segmented into reactive dyes, disperse dyes, vat dyes, direct dyes, acid dyes, sulfur dyes and others. Reactive dyes held the largest share of ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market, in terms of both value and volume, in 2016. The main characteristic of reactive dyes is the formation of a covalent bond with cellulose, which is the key component of cotton fibers, making it the most permanent of all dyes. This makes reactive dyes a preferred choice over other dyes in the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market.
In terms of value, disperse dyes are the fastest growing segment in the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market, and are expected to maintain the same trend during the forecast period. This is due to the fact that among all types of dyes, only disperse dyes are effective for “normal” polyester.
India held the largest share of the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market, in terms of both revenue and volume, in 2016. There has been a significant growth in the dyestuff industry during the last decade, which has created an export opportunity for India in the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market. Due to the enforcement of strict pollution control norms, several units in countries such as the U.S., Germany, France, and the U.K., has resulted in a closure of units, which has given rise to capacity building in India, and has hence, made the country a largest market in dyestuff for textile.
Bangladesh held the second largest share of the ASEAN and South Asia dyestuff for textile market, in terms of both revenue and volume, in 2016. Bangladesh is emerging as an exporting nation of textile products. Demand for dyes in the country has increased significantly in recent years. Low-wage labor and easy raw material availability are some of the prime factors driving the country’s dyestuff for textile market. The dyestuff sector is one of the important segments of the chemical industry in Bangladesh. The country imports almost 95.0% of the textile dyestuff, majorly from China, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka, the U.S., Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, and Turkey.