Viscose staple fiber market research: the market output in 2021 will be about 4.031 million tons
Viscose staple fiber belongs to the regenerated fiber of natural cellulose, and belongs to the three major cotton spinning raw materials together with cotton and polyester staple fiber. It uses natural cellulose (pulp) as the basic raw material, and is made into soluble cellulose sulfonate through alkalization, aging, sulfonation, etc. production.
In 2021, China's viscose staple fiber production capacity will account for 73% of the world, and future production capacity may gradually shift to Southeast Asia. my country is the largest producer of viscose staple fiber, accounting for 73% of production capacity in 21 years, and Indonesia is the second largest producer in the world, accounting for 13% of production capacity.
In 2021, my country's imports of viscose staple fiber from Indonesia, India, and Thailand will grow rapidly. The local viscose staple fiber production lines in Southeast Asian countries will continue to expand, and viscose staple fiber production capacity may gradually transfer to Southeast Asian countries in the future.
In 2022, the new production capacity of viscose staple fiber is limited, and the supply and demand pattern is expected to continue to improve. According to data from Hengzhou Bozhi, in 2021, the effective production capacity of my country's viscose staple fiber industry will be about 5.08 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 3.6%; the output will be 3.72 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 5.5%.
In April 2021, Sanyou Chemical announced that it plans to invest 1.635 billion yuan in the construction of the first phase of the 200,000-ton/year new solvent method green cellulose fiber project (the first-phase production capacity is 60,000 tons/year), and the project construction period is 3 years. It will not affect the supply pattern of the industry for the time being. In 2022, domestic viscose staple fiber enterprises have no plans to start production, and the overall production capacity of the industry is stable.
Viscose staple fiber, also known as artificial cotton, has good hygroscopicity and soft hand feeling. Cotton linters, wood pulp and bagasse are the main raw materials for the production of viscose fibers, which are rich in resources and low in manufacturing cost. According to statistics, China's viscose staple fiber output will be about 4.031 million tons in 2021, and the apparent demand will be 3.956 million tons.
China is the largest producer of viscose staple fiber in the world. According to data from Hengzhou Bozhi, the import volume of viscose staple fiber in my country in 2021 will be 181,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of about 31.2%; the export volume will be 256,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of about 18.2%, and the difference between imports and exports will decrease.
Affected by the rise in the price of viscose fiber in 2021, the import and export value of viscose staple fiber in my country will also increase accordingly. In 2021, the import value of viscose staple fiber in my country will be 388 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 24.4%; the export value of viscose staple fiber will be 472 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 18.9%.
According to statistics of the viscose staple fiber industry, my country's viscose staple fiber export provinces and cities are mainly in eastern provinces such as Hebei, Jiangsu, and Fujian. Among them, Hebei Province has the largest export value of viscose staple fiber, which is 231.014 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 48.9% of the country's total exports, followed by Jiangsu Province with 113.778 million U.S. dollars and Fujian Province with 88.028 million U.S. dollars.