The “World Fibre & China – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the Fifth compendium from Yarnsand-Fibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fibre/filament industry.
In this Report we have assesses the impact of the Global Slowdown on textile fibre/filament industry including natural fibres, particularly cotton, and how each country performed in this scenario. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments industry as events unfolded. The evolution of Global Slowdown and its spread across the world has been critically documented in perspective of textile in-dustry. The demand crunch began in mid-2008 and continued into 2009. Also documented are the approaches of developed countries and the stimulus packages announced by various governments.
China is the single largest producer and consumer of all fibre/filament used in textiles. During 2008, it produced 30.9 million tons of fibre/filaments, including 8 million tons of cotton and 23 million tons of manmade fibre/filament. It was the top exporter of polyester filament yarn, polyester staple fibre, vis-cose filament yarn and viscose staple fibre. It is the third largest exporter of nylon and ranked tenth in acrylic fibre exports.
In imports, China was the largest in case of acrylic staple fibre, nylon, and cotton. It was the third largest importer of polyester filament yarn and polyester staple fibre. In case of viscose filament and viscose staple, it was respectively the third and second largest importer in the world.