Silk Fabric Market Overview in Canada
In value terms, silk fabric production rose significantly to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the silk fabric market in Canada rose remarkably to $ in , picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.