Top Fur Clothing Exporters Plus Average Prices for Furskin Clothes

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One exceptional finding from our examination is that the global value of exported real fur clothing is worth almost 50 times higher than total spending on artificial furskin clothes. Both high-level product categories exclude fur gloves.

All countries combined, exports of both real and artificial fur clothing other than gloves were worth a total US$3.85 billion in 2020. That dollar amount reflects a -13% decline for furskin apparel exporters over the five-year period starting in 2016.

From 2019 to 2020, overall international sales of exported fur clothes dropped more dramatically showing an annual -36.4% decline.

Major Trends for Globally Exported Fur Clothing

The value of exported authentic fur apparel excluding gloves amounted to $3.78 billion or 98% of the global total for fur clothing including those made with artificial fur. Artificial fur clothes accounted for the remaining 2% of the worldwide sum, representing a comparatively modest subtotal worth $78.4 million.

By value, the world’s 5 biggest exporters for all types of fur clothing are mainland China, Italy, France, Turkey and Hong Kong. Collectively, that group of leading furskin wardrobe suppliers generated 93.1% of global exports sales for fur clothing during 2020.

Mainland China collected 82% of the total revenues from worldwide exported fur apparel encompassing both authentic and artificial clothing items. The average price for real fur clothing exported from China was $297,048 per ton. In contrast, the average price for China’s exported artificial fur attire was $12,900 per ton or just 4.3% of the $297,048 benchmark for Chinese exports of authentic fur clothes.

Among continents, Asian countries sold the highest dollar worth of real plus artificial fur clothing during 2020 with shipments totaling $3.3 billion or 86.5% of the overall total. In second place were European suppliers at 12.2%.

Tinier percentages originated from North America (0.9%), Oceania (0.21%) led by Australia, Latin America (0.2%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, and Africa (0.02%).

For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 4303 for real fur clothing other than gloves and 4304 for versions made from artificial materials also excluding gloves.

Top Exporters of Fur Clothing by Country

The 15 countries below exported the highest dollar value worth for real and artificial clothing excluding gloves during 2020.

  1. China: US$3.2 billion (82% of overall exported fur clothing)
  2. Italy: $212.1 million (5.5%)
  3. France: $89.4 million (2.3%)
  4. Turkey: $68 million (1.8%)
  5. Hong Kong: $59 million (1.5%)
  6. Greece: $37.4 million (1%)
  7. Germany: $31.6 million (0.8%)
  8. United States: $27 million (0.7%)
  9. United Kingdom: $24.4 million (0.6%)
  10. India: $12.2 million (0.3%)
  11. South Korea: $8.7 million (0.2%)
  12. Bulgaria: $8.3 million (0.2%)
  13. Spain: $8.8 million (0.2%)
  14. Canada: $8.3 million (0.2%)
  15. Switzerland: $8.2 million (0.2%)

 
Among the above countries, the growth exporters of real and authentic fur clothing combined since 2016 were: Bulgaria (up 279%), United States (up 11.7%), Switzerland (up 11.4%) and India (up 5.4%).

Those top countries that posted declines in their international sales of fur clothing were led by: Greece (down -67.9%), Canada (down -55.1%), Hong Kong (down -51.6%) and Germany (down -44.2%).

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 97.7% of all fur clothing exported in 2020 excluding gloves.

Top Exporters of Authentic Fur Clothing by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported in 2020 the highest dollar value worth of clothing made from real fur.

The dollar total spent on exported real fur apparel plunged by -36.8% since 2016 and decelerated by -13.8% from 2019 to 2020.

  1. China: US$3.1 billion (82.6% of exported real fur clothing)
  2. Italy: $204.3 million (5.4%)
  3. France: $86.9 million (2.3%)
  4. Turkey: $67.8 million (1.8%)
  5. Hong Kong: $58.6 million (1.6%)
  6. Greece: $37.4 million (1%)
  7. Germany: $30.3 million (0.8%)
  8. United States: $26.4 million (0.7%)
  9. United Kingdom: $22.7 million (0.6%)
  10. India: $12.2 million (0.3%)
  11. South Korea: $8.3 million (0.2%)
  12. Bulgaria: $8.2 million (0.2%)
  13. Spain: $8.2 million (0.2%)
  14. Canada: $8.2 million (0.2%)
  15. Switzerland: $8 million (0.2%)

 
Among the above countries, the growth exporters of real fur clothing since 2016 were: Bulgaria (up 290%), United States (up 17.4%), Switzerland (up 10.6%) and India (up 6.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international sales of real fur clothing were led by: Greece (down -67.9%), Canada (down -55.2%), Hong Kong (down -51.9%) and Germany (down -45.6%).

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 98.1% of all real fur clothing exported in 2020.

Top Exporters of Artificial Fur Apparel by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported in 2020 the highest dollar value worth of fur clothing made from artificial materials. Like the real fur clothing statistics, this product category excludes gloves.

The dollar total spent on exported artificial clothing increased by 59.4% since 2016.

From 2019 to 2020, however, worldwide exports of artificial fur apparel exports declined by -13.2%.

  1. China: US$43.3 million (55.3% of exported artificial furskin apparel)
  2. Italy: $7.8 million (10%)
  3. Netherlands: $5.8 million (7.4%)
  4. Thailand: $3.7 million (4.7%)
  5. France: $2.5 million (3.2%)
  6. Syrian Arab Republic: $2.1 million (2.7%)
  7. United Kingdom: $1.7 million (2.2%)
  8. Germany: $1.3 million (1.7%)
  9. Belgium: $1.3 million (1.6%)
  10. Poland: $984,000 (1.3%)
  11. Russia: $791,000 (1%)
  12. Bangladesh: $768,000 (1%)
  13. United States: $607,000 (0.8%)
  14. Spain: $558,000 (0.7%)
  15. Denmark: $471,000 (0.6%)

 
Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of artificial furskin apparel since 2016 were: Bangladesh (up 8,433%), Poland (up 706.7%), France (up 265.4%) and China (up 174.6%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international sales of artificial furskin apparel were: United States (down -64.3%), Spain (down -56.8%), Syrian Arab Republic (down -52.5%) and Denmark (down -21.6%).

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 94.1% of all artificial furskin apparel exported in 2020.

Average Prices for Top Real Fur Clothing Exporters

Below, you will find the average prices paid per ton of authentic fur clothing excluding gloves. The scope of this list is limited to the world’s biggest exporters by total international sales of real fur clothing during 2020.

Top suppliers of real fur clothing are listed in descending order based on their total international sales in 2020.

  • China: US$297,048 average price per ton
  • Italy: $589,435
  • France: $523,554
  • Turkey: $154,328
  • Hong Kong: $579,542
  • Greece: $491,474
  • Germany: $124,741
  • United Kingdom: $687,182
  • India: $18,880
  • South Korea: $202,854

 
The highest average costs of exported clothing made from real fur belong to the United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong, France and Greece.

By far, India is the source of the lowest-cost apparel made from authentic fur.

observe that the United States of America is also a major supplier of real fur clothing. However, the US reports its average price per unit sold, not in terms of tons. America’s average price per unit sold was about $189 for each item.

Average Prices for Major Artificial Fur Clothing Exporters

Listed below are the average prices paid per ton of artificial fur clothing apparel excluding gloves for the world’s biggest exporters of artificial fur clothing.

Top suppliers of artificial fur clothing are listed in descending order based on their total international sales in 2020.

  • China: US$12,900 average price per ton
  • Italy: $58,306
  • Netherlands: $33,831
  • Thailand: $10,543
  • France: $66,447
  • Syrian Arab Republic: $2,093
  • United Kingdom: $60,786
  • Germany: $47,286
  • Belgium: $15,475
  • Poland: $21,867

 
The highest average cost exporters of clothing made from artificial fur are France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.

The lowest-cost top exporter of artificial fur apparel is the Syrian Arab Republic.

observe that the United States of America is also a major supplier of real fur clothing. However, the US reports its average price per unit sold, not in terms of tons. America’s average price per unit sold was about $189 for each item.

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Research supplies:
Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook Field Listing: Exports – Commodities. Accessed on November 1, 2021

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on November 1, 2021

International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on November 1, 2021

Wikipedia, Fur clothing. Accessed on November 1, 2021

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