Investigating the World Trade of Natural Fibers

Erginbay Uğurlu


This study investigates the World international trade of jute, abaca, coir, kenaf and sisal products which is abbreviated as JACKS in the literature. The period we cover is 2003–2022 and the technique we use is descriptive analysis. The data collected is based on Harmonized System Codes and the proxy we used as JACKS is HS 53. At first, we handle the data of aggregated textile industry then we study JACKS. The results show that JACKS in the textile industry is not high but there are many researches about these products. We find that the main JACKS’ importer and exporter is China and its import and export values are increasing in the long term with some declines in the short term. 


Natural fibers, Natural fibers composites, international trade, textiles.

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