The “World Korea – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the Fourth compendium from YarnsandFibers presenting the demand and supply trends in manmade fiber industry.
In this Report we have assesses the impact of the expiry of the MFA and ATC and the scenario post-WTO in global manmade fibre/filament industry and natural fibres, particularly cotton, and how each country prepared and positioned itself in the global market. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments industry and their producers and consumers as events unfolded. Like in case of MFA, the period under consideration is pre-1995, for ATC it is 1995 to 2004 and post-WTO it is 2005 to 2007.
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 and Country View.
It begins with summarising the events and the Principles Guiding World Trade.
The first section covers World production of manmade and natural fibers for the period 1980 to 2007. This section covers time series on production of polyester - with its two streams the staple fibre and filament yarn, nylon – 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 in detail and summarily 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 capacity, production, export, import and apparent consumption volume, compound annual rate of growth (CARG) and percentage share in World total of respective fibre/filament in region/country.
The second section is on Korea covering details on each fibre with a view of presenting major producers and consumers of individual fibre/yarn. Tabulation also includes volumes of capacity, production, export, import and apparent consumption, along with CARGs for the ATC and post-WTO periods and their respective positions in 1995 and 2005, the first year of ATC and post-WTO.
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 2009 with updated data for 2008 and also incorporating projections over the period of next five years.
South Korea is the fourth largest producer of nylon and polyester filament, fifth largest in polyester staple and sixth largest in viscose filament in the World. In 2007, it produced 1.45 million tons of manmade fibre/filament accounting for 3.5% of global supplies.
Consumption wise, South Korea is fourth largest polyester filament consumer and fifth largest in viscose filament. It is distinct seventh largest consumer of nylon.
South Korea was a major exporter of VSF in 2007, ranking second in the 94,000 tons. It was also a major exporter of PFY ranking sixth in World and eighth in nylon. With 42,000 tons of ASF exports, South Korea ranks ninth in the World.
In early 1990s, South Korea was one of the major importers of cotton accounting for 6% of global cotton trade ad volumes at 450,000 tons. However, recent import volumes are just above 200,000 tons.