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Cotton Yarn Market Research Report Information By Type (Carded Yarn, Combed Yarn, and Others), By Application (Apparel, Home Textiles, Industrial Textiles, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/9992-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| May 2024

Global Cotton Yarn Market Overview


Cotton Yarn Market Size was valued at USD 62.8 billion in 2022. The Cotton Yarn market is projected to grow from USD 67.51 Billion in 2023 to USD 120.40 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increasing demand, awareness of sustainability in fashion, and government support are the key market drivers propelling the market growth.


Cotton Yarn Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Cotton Yarn Market Trends




  • Growing application in textile is boosting the market growth




Cotton yarn is naturally silky and lustrous and has a high-twist finish. Cotton yarn provides the most comfortable fabric to wear. It provides warmth in chilly weather and coolness in hot weather. 100 % pure Cotton yarn imparts high resilience to fabrics, enhancing cotton clothing quality. Cotton yarn is the cotton fibers twisted and plied (spun) for weaving or knitting. It is produced by spinning raw cotton into roving for use in needlework or weaving. Cotton yarn is utilized in apparel applications due to its unique properties, such as suppleness, strength, and high absorbency, which make it suitable for producing a variety of garments. Cotton garments are popular in humid climates due to their comfort and breathability.


The market CAGR is anticipated to grow in the coming years owing to the textile industry's expansion, which will positively affect the market. Various governments around the globe are launching new policies and programs to promote the expansion of their domestic textile industries. To promote the growth of the textile industry, for instance, the Indian government has enacted various policies, such as authorizing 100 percent Foreign Direct Investments in the sector via the automatic route.


Cotton thread is utilized in textile and apparel production. Key fashion houses and retailers have begun to gradually integrate organic cotton into their manufacturing operations and supply chains. This has led to a substantial increase in product demand. Cotton is among the most widely utilized natural fibers in the textile industry. Unique characteristics of cotton-made yarns include softness, tenacity, and high absorbency. Cotton is suitable for producing numerous types of clothing due to its properties. Both developed, and developing nations are increasing their cotton production. China and India are the world's largest producers of cotton and cotton-based products. The increasing population and rapid urbanization will likely increase the demand for apparel and clothing in such developing economies. This is expected to contribute to driving the cotton yarn market revenue.


Cotton Yarn Market Segment Insights


Cotton Yarn Type Insights


The Cotton Yarn Market segmentation, based on type, includes carded yarn, combed yarn, and others. The carded yarn segment dominated the market, accounting for 40%-45% of market revenue. Generally, carded yarn produces woolen strands to manufacture various textiles. These varieties are less expensive than combed yarn, increasing their use in textile production.


Figure 1: Cotton Yarn Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Cotton Yarn Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Cotton Yarn Application Insights


Based on application, the Cotton Yarn Market segmentation includes apparel, home textiles, industrial textiles, and others. The apparel segment generated the most revenue.  Increased e-commerce penetration, disposable income, and clothing expenditure per capita, particularly in developing economies, will likely stimulate market expansion.


Cotton Yarn Regional Insights


By region, the section provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American market will dominate the Cotton Yarn Market. This region's expansion is attributable to the rising demand for natural fibers, increasing customer demand for products free of polyester threads and others.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: COTTON YARN MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


COTTON YARN MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


During the forecast period, the Europe cotton yarn market is expected to be the second-largest market for cotton yarn. This expansion is anticipated to be driven by apparel and home textiles demand. It is anticipated to experience moderate growth in the Cotton Yarn Market over the forecast period due to the rising demand for natural fibers. Further, the German cotton yarn market held the highest market share, and the UK cotton yarn market was anticipated to grow at the fastest pace in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific cotton yarn Market is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The region is anticipated to experience the highest CAGR over the projected time period due to its expanding population's increasing demand. The rapid expansion of the textile industry in Asia-Pacific is primarily attributable to the presence of major nations such as India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. China's apparel industry is expanding swiftly due to the country's large production capacity and the presence of numerous industry leaders. During the forecast period, increasing urbanization and rising consumer clothing expenditures are anticipated to increase the demand for cotton-based yarn. Moreover, China’s cotton yarn market held the largest market share, and the Indian cotton yarn market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Cotton Yarn Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The market is extremely fragmented and inundated with companies offering nearly identical products. Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the cotton yarn market grow even more. Market developments include new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and organization collaboration. Market participants also engage in various strategic activities to expand their global footprint. One of the main business strategies manufacturers use in the global cotton yarn industry is manufacturing locally to reduce operational expenses.


A few companies have been able to charge premium prices for their apparel due to their strong brand identities in the global cotton yarn industry. Major cotton yarn market players include Texhong, Weiqiao Textile, Huafu, Henan Xinye Textile, BROS, China Resources, Huamao, Lutai Textile Guanxing, Hengfeng, Shandong Ruyi, Huafang., and others.


In 1997, Texhong International Group Limited was established. The Group primarily produces and distributes high-quality yarn, grey fabrics, and garment fabrics, particularly core-spun yarn with high added value and cotton fashion textiles. It is now one of the world's largest core cotton textile suppliers and a leading textile company with a concentration on manufacturing core-spun cotton textile products with high added value.


Weiqiao Textile Co., Ltd. is a publicly traded subsidiary controlled by the Fortune Global 500 company Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group. Its primary activities include producing, distributing, and selling cotton fibers, grey fabric, denim, electricity, and steam. It is an internationally competitive cotton textile business. There are four production centers for Weiqiao Textile in Zouping, Weiqiao, Binzhou, and Weihai. Weiqiao Textile has constructed a green and intelligent integrated production line with world-class production apparatus, a robust big data platform, and an advanced management system, utilizing its formidable technical prowess. It has accomplished "intelligent production process," "online monitoring informatization,"  "intelligent control system," and "green manufacturing process." It passed the global renewable resource GRS certification in 2020 and was chosen for the national green factory list in 2020.


Key Companies in the Cotton Yarn market include



  • Texhong

  • Weiqiao Textile

  • Huafu

  • Henan Xinye Textile

  • BROS

  • China Resources

  • Huamao

  • Lutai Textile

  • Guanxing

  • Hengfeng

  • Shandong Ruyi

  • Huafang

  • Sanyang

  • Dasheng

  • Lianfa

  • Vardhman Group

  • Nahar Spinning

  • Alok

  • Trident Group

  • KPR Mill Limited

  • Nitin Spinners

  • Aarti International

  • Spentex

  • Daewoo

  • Bitratex Industries

  • Nishat Mills

  • Fortex

  • Parkdale


Cotton Yarn Industry Developments


August 2022 Milliken & Company expanded its textile production capabilities by acquiring a spinning mill from Gildan Activewear in Spartanburg. The textile manufacturer has acquired one of Frontier's yarn factories in Mayodan, North Carolina, from Gildan to expand its open-end yarn production for its workwear, protective textiles,  government and defense, industrial, and napery textile business units.


December 2021 Circular Systems signed a contract with Nishat Mills to increase the production capacity of its Agraloop BioFibre and Texloop RCOT Primo recycled cotton filaments. This was the first formal partnership between Circular Systems and a Southeast Asian licensing corporation.


November 2021 The eco-fashion brand Ferre and the clean-tech startup Aware have engaged in an exclusive partnership to manufacture fully traceable recycled cotton yarn


Cotton Yarn Market Segmentation


Cotton Yarn Type Outlook



  • Carded Yarn

  • Combed Yarn

  • Others


Cotton Yarn Application Outlook



  • Apparel

  • Home Textiles

  • Industrial Textiles

  • Other


Cotton Yarn Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 62.8 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 67.51 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 120.40 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Texhong, Weiqiao Textile, Huafu, Henan Xinye Textile, BROS, China Resources, Huamao, Lutai Textile, Guanxing, Hengfeng, Shandong Ruyi, Huafang., and others
Key Market Opportunities Growing government support
Key Market Dynamics Increase investment Growing partnership Increasing demand in the textile industry owing to growing applications


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Cotton Yarn Market size was valued at USD 62.8 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Texhong, Weiqiao Textile, Huafu, Henan Xinye Textile, BROS, China Resources, Huamao, Lutai Textile, Guanxing, Hengfeng, Shandong Ruyi, Huafang., and others.

The carded yarn category dominated the market in 2022.

Apparel had the largest share in the global market.

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