GVR Report cover Polyester Staple Fiber Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Polyester Staple Fiber Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Solid, Hollow), By Origin (Virgin, Recycled, Blended), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-632-5
  • Number of Pages: 133
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global polyester staple fiber market size was 15,519.7 kilotons in 2016. The rising demand for sustainable textiles coupled with growing application industries in the Asia Pacific is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Polyester staple fiber is one of the coherent parts of the globally rising textile industry. It is a highly versatile man-made fiber and possesses unique properties that supplement its demand in several application areas including fiber filling, automotive, textiles, filtration, and home furnishing. The product demand is expected to increase in the near future owing to its qualities, thereby driving industry growth.

U.S. polyester staple fiber market

Rising demand for recycled polyester staple fiber is one of the major growth drivers in the global market. Consumers are increasingly opting for sustainable textiles, which are made from recycled materials. Growing awareness regarding environmental protection is a major factor boosting the demand for sustainable textiles. The availability of sustainable clothing in a wide range of stylish designs, bright colors, and attractive prints is further supplementing the product demand.

Manufacturers operating in the global polyester staple fiber market must adhere to several legal as well as political regulations prevalent in the respective regions. The regulations are anticipated to restrain market growth over the forecast period. In June 2016, the government of Indonesia imposed anti-dumping duties on the import of polyester staple fiber from Taiwan, China, and India. The amount of anti-dumping duty imposed on India is between 5.82% and 16.67%, 28.47% for Taiwan, and between 13% and 16.10% for China. Huge price depressions as well as price suppressions prevailed on imports of polyester staple fiber from China in Indonesia. The rise in the production capacity of polyester staple fiber in China, Taiwan, and India are indicative of an oversupply in these countries. 

Product Insights

Solid polyester staple fiber was the largest product segment in 2016. The growing textile manufacturing industry, particularly in the emerging economies of Asia Pacific, is expected to drive the market over the next eight years. Advantageous properties of PSF over cotton, its substitute, act as one of the key factors driving its demand.

The hollow polyester fiber was the second-largest product segment in 2016 and is expected to ascend at a substantial growth rate over the forecast period. It has a wide range of applications in the construction industry. It is used in concrete to fill up cracks as well as to enhance the overall quality of walls, tanks, and other pre-casted products such as tiles, manhole covers, and blocks. Thus, the demand for fiber is supplemented by the growth of the global construction industry. Rising construction spending due to rapid urbanization, growing population, and increasing government investments is anticipated to contribute to market growth over the forecast period.

Origin Insights

Virgin fiber dominates the overall polyester staple fiber market. It is made up of PTA & MEG or PET chips and is more expensive and hygienic as compared to other types of PSF derived from various origins. It has a wide range of applications in apparel and home furnishing segments owing to its premium quality.

Recycled polyester staple fiber is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. It is often used for fiber filling applications in products such as toys and pillows. Producers such as Eco Intelligent Polyester are consistently engaged in recycling old polyester clothing as well as plastic bottles to create new polyester.

Application Insights

The global demand for apparel has witnessed a paradigm shift due to changing consumer preferences. Apparel was the largest application segment and accounted for over 45.5% of the total revenue share in 2016.

Global polyester staple fiber market

The apparel segment includes activewear, sportswear, and intimate wear. As textile technology is evolving, consumers are increasingly opting for sustainable fashion, which refers to the apparels manufactured from polyester staple fiber. It is the most suitable alternative to cotton in comparison to other fibers as it is cheaper, thinner, and available in several designs & colors. Several varieties of polyester staple fibers, which are hi-tech in nature, are available with antimicrobial properties that offer advanced protection against bad odor and other secondary infections. These advanced qualities are further contributing to the overall product demand.

Apparel was followed by the home furnishing segment in 2016. Furnishing industry is one of the major application areas for polyester staple fiber. It is used in several home furnishing applications including pillows, bed sheets, sofas, carpets, and rugs. Its applications in furnishing have increased significantly over the past few years as it is more affordable than other fibers. A wide range of PSF is available in the market in terms of color, texture, and fabric to serve varied furnishing requirements. The demand for specialty mattresses is witnessing considerable growth due to increasing consumer preferences for environment-friendly products. 

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific was the leading regional market in 2016 and accounted for 77.6% of the total revenue share. Emerging economies in the region including India, China, South Korea, and Taiwan have been witnessing strong economic growth. Increasing population and improved standards of living have spurred product demand in the region.

Growing exports from Asian countries and rising product demand in application industries are contributing to the demand for PSF in Europe. Abundant availability of raw materials, such as PET bottle flakes, is also expected to drive product demand over the forecast period.

Polyester Staple Fiber Market Share Insights

Key market participants include Toray Chemical Korea, Inc., W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG, Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V., Reliance Industries Limited, Diuou Fibre (M) Sdn Bhd., Huvis Corporation, Indorama Corporation, Xinda Corp., China National Petroleum Corporation, Bombay Dyeing, PetroVietnam Petrochemical, and Textile Fiber Joint Stock Company.

Report Scope



Estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Base year for estimation


Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                             

Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., U.K., Germany, France, China, India, South Korea, Brazil

Report coverage             

Volume & revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global polyester staple fiber market on the basis of product, origin, application, and region.

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Solid

    • Hollow

  • Origin Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Virgin

    • Recycled

    • Blended

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Automotive

    • Home Furnishing

    • Apparel

    • Filtration

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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