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  November 26th, 2021 | Written by

Turkey, India and Vietnam Benefit from Rising American Carpet and Rug Imports

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IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. Carpet And Rug Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Last year, the U.S. ramped up imports of carpets and rugs by +11% to 796K tonnes. In value terms, imports reached $2.9B. Turkish, Indian and Chinese supplies comprise approximately 79% of American carpet and rug imports. In 2020, most of the import increment was provided by boosting purchases from Turkey, India, Egypt and Vietnam. Vietnam became the fastest-growing exporter of carpets and rugs to the U.S.

American Carpet and Rug Imports by Country

In 2020, carpet and rug imports into the U.S. expanded rapidly to 796K tonnes, surging by +11% compared with 2019 figures. In value terms, carpet and rug imports rose by +1.9% y-o-y to $2.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

Turkey (275K tonnes), India (224K tonnes) and China (127K tonnes) were the main suppliers of carpets and rugs to the U.S., together accounting for 79% of total imports. Egypt, Vietnam, Canada and Mexico lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 14%.

In 2020, supplies from Turkey (+71K tonnes), India (+15K tonnes), Egypt (+10K tonnes) and Vietnam (+20K tonnes) increased significantly. Vietnam recorded the highest growth rate of the volume of imports, expanding supplies to the U.S. from 12K tonnes to 32K tonnes last year.

In value terms, India ($904M), Turkey ($899M) and China ($377M) were the largest carpet and rug suppliers to the U.S., with a combined 75% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Egypt, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada, which together accounted for a further 12%.

Source: IndexBox Platform