Japan’s manmade fibre production and consumption have seen a gradual decline over time. Between 2000 and 2006 production declined 6% per annum totaling 915 thousand tons. The “World Fibre & Japan – Trends in Demand and Supply” a compendium from YarnsandFibers presenting the demand and supply trends in Japan indicates that Japan is still stronger in acrylic fibres.
This attempt to place in perspective, the trends witnessed in manmade fibres since 1990 with regards to production, consumption and trade. The presentation is made through descriptive analysis of the trends and changes in fibre industry with detailed tabulation in various permutation and combinations and graphical presentation. The purpose of this compendium is to serve as a basic information infrastructure for textile companies and to all those who are related to fibres and yarns industry. The compendium will also serve as a ready to use reference and the presentation help easy and quick consumption of the information.
The Report is divided into two sections: Global View, Fibre View and Producer View.
The first section covers World production of manmade and natural fibres for the period 1980 to 2006. This section covers time series on production of polyester - with its two streams the staple fibre and filament yarn, viscose – staple fibre and filament yarn and acrylic staple fibre. Among the natural fibres, the report covers production of cotton, wool and silk. The aggregation is done for each of fibre group namely manmade fibre – cellulosic and synthetic, and natural fibres. They are further aggregated into total fibres production. Also tabulations on year-on-year percentages changes and each fibre/yarn’s share in respective segment are presented.
The second section is on Japan covering details on each fibre with a view of presenting major producers and consumers of individual fibre/yarn. It covers capacity, production, trade and consumption from 1990 – 2006 and forecast for 2012. Tabulation also includes year-on-year percentage changes of each indicator.
The report will be useful at all levels of decision makers and particularly, handy for textile corporate and business planner.
The data on manmade fibre and natural fibre is available in myriad of sources. We have collated the data from best and authentic sources after verifying the same with industry peers. In our endeavour to serve our clients, we shall release the next report in 2008 with updated data for 2007 and also incorporating projections over the period of next five years.