The “World Fibre & Indonesia – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the Fifth compendium from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fi-bre/filament industry.
In this Report we have assesses the impact of the Global Slowdown on textile fi-bre/filament industry including natural fibres, particularly 2cotton, and how each country performed in this scenario. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments indus-try as events unfolded. The evolution of Global Slowdown and its spread across the world has been critically documented in perspective of textile industry. 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.
Indonesia accounted for 2.2% of global manmade fibre/filament supplies and 2.5% in consumption of the same in 2008, ranking sixth in world production and seventh in terms of consumption. During the year, it produced 1.38 million tons of manmade fibre/filament and consumed about 1.54 million tons during the year. It is one of the major importers and consumers of cotton.
Indonesia accounts for 13% of world’s viscose staple fibre having an advantage of domestic wood and pulp supply. It was the third largest viscose staple producer in 2008 and its second largest exporter only after China. Close to 20% of world VSF is exported from Indonesia. In nylons, Indonesia ranked tenth in production during 2008. In polyester, Indonesia was the fifth largest producer and exporter of filament yarn and seventh in staple fibre.