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Alpaca Fiber Market - By Type (Huacaya Fiber, Suri Fiber), By Grade (UltraFine, SuperFine, Fine, Medium, Intermediate), By Application (Flooring, Textile, Industry Felting, Others) & Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI5620
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Analysis

Alpaca Fiber Market size surpassed USD 3 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 3% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to the increasing product uptake in the textile sector. Growing consumer awareness regarding the benefits of eco-friendly textiles will spur the product demand. In the space of textiles and fashion, natural and breathable fabric has become very popular in recent years. Peruvian alpaca wool has gained momentum owing to its unique characteristics, durability, and superior quality. Additionally, the rising demand for biodegradable materials in the construction sector will positively impact the industry outlook.

Alpaca Fiber Market

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High cost of alpaca fiber will restrict alpaca fiber market growth during 2023-2032. Due to its superior characteristics, alpaca wool is considered to be a superior-quality fiber and can be expensive. Furthermore, the production cost of alpaca wool varies based on the type of production & processing technique used. Hand-harvested alpaca wool costs relatively more than machine-harvested wool.

The growing apparel and textiles production in the U.S. will drive the demand for premium quality fabrics. The presence of luxury clothing brands in countries such as the U.S. and increasing consumer inclination toward softer and natural fabrics will boost the demand for alpaca fiber for making garments. Moreover, the rising number of sportswear companies in the U.S. are accelerating the demand for cloth derived from Alpaca. 

U.S. Apparel market revenue

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Alpaca Fiber Type Segmentation

Huacaya alpaca fiber market is expected to witness 3% growth between 2023 and 2032. The majority of the alpaca applications involve the Huacaya species since the fiber derived from these animals provides a springy texture with a natural crimp. In addition, the superior texture of the fiber, natural stretch quality, and widespread use in textile manufacturing are some of the major factors driving the demand for this fiber.

Global Alpaca Fiber Market Revenue Share, By Type

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Alpaca Fiber Application Segmentation

Alpaca fiber industry size from textile applications was worth USD 990 million in 2022. Alpaca wool offers excellent water-repellent, texture, and hypoallergenic properties. Alpaca fiber has a silkier texture, making it an ideal choice for textile producers. Since it does not contain lanolin, a natural wax and common allergen generated by some wool-producing animals, alpaca is a preferred choice of wool. Various clothing brands and designers are using alpaca to make jackets and coats owing to their low water retention rate and moisture resistance.

Alpaca Fiber Regional Analysis

Global Alpaca Fiber Market Size,

The U.S. alpaca fiber market crossed a valuation of USD 1.2 billion in 2022. The growing popularity of accessories, apparel and other textile products made from alpaca fibers among consumers will boost industry growth in the U.S. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual expenditure for all consumer units in 2021 saw a 9.1% growth from 2020, reaching USD 66,928 in 2021.  Ongoing innovation and advancements in the space of fashion provide lucrative business prospects.

Alpaca Fiber Industry Leaders

Some of the key companies include The Alpaca Yarn Company, The Natural Fibre Company, Altifibers S.A., Zeilinger Wool Co, Berroco, Inc, Stichting Agriterra, Mary Maxim Inc, Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc, Alpaca Owners Association, Inc, and P & J Okell Ltd.

Alpaca Fiber Industry News:

  • In May 2022: The Natural Fiber Company announced the installation of energy monitors in Cornwall Mill to curb its energy consumption and carbon footprint.
  • In March 2021: The Alpaca Owners Association introduced green alpacas at the 2021 AOA National Alpaca Show featuring soft padded feet which ensure eco-friendliness over hooves.


This market research report on alpaca fiber includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Huacaya Fiber
  • Suri Fiber

Market, By Grade

  • UltraFine
  • SuperFine
  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Intermediate

Market, By Applications

  • Flooring
  • Textile
  • Industry Felting
  • Others

Market, By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of alpaca fiber crossed a valuation USD 3 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness more than 3% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, explains GMI report.

Huacaya alpaca fiber industry size is poised to attain 3% gains between 2023 and 2032 driven by their superior texture and excellent stretch quality.

The U.S. alpaca fiber industry was worth USD 1.2 billion in 2022 owing to the growing consumer spending on premium fabrics and luxury clothing brands.

Altifibers S.A., Zeilinger Wool Co, Berroco, Inc, Stichting Agriterra, Mary Maxim Inc, Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc, and P & J Okell Ltd. are some of the key companies in the alpaca fiber business landscape.

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