The “World Acrylic Fibre – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the Sixth annual compendium in a series from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fibre/filament indus-try. The compilation covers all major fibre producing countries accounting for 85% of global produc-tion and consumption. Time series on trends from 1990 to 2009 on production, imports, exports and apparent consumption is presented country-wise for 13 countries including all major Asian countries, USA and West Europe.
In this Report we have captured the trends seen in 2009 post the global crisis which had severely im-pacted textile fibre/filament industry including natural fibres, particularly cotton. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments industry as events unfolded.
The Report’s 48 pages are richly annotated with authoritative and unbiased objective description, and hard-to-find statistical facts. The report also provides unequivocal views on future potential while throwing light on the prevailing climate in key regional markets and projections upto 2015 of availabil-ity and demand for all fibres.
The Report is divided into two sections: Fibre-wise View and Region/Country wise View.
The first section covers World production of manmade and natural fibers for the period 1990 to 2009. This section covers time series on production of acrylic staple fibre. Among the natural fibres, the re-port 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 fur-ther 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 covers details on acrylic producing countries. In all 13 countries are covered in seven continental regions namely Africa, Asia, North America, Central and South America, West Europe, Central and East Europe, CIS, Middle East and Oceania. The countries are China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey and West Europe as a whole. Tabulation also includes volumes of capacity, production, export, import and apparent consumption, along with CARGs for the periods 1990-2000, 2000-2008 and the growth rate in 2009.
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 2011 with updated data for 2010 and also in-corporating projections over the period of next five years.
A brief note on the foreign trade statistics covered in this report. There has been a mismatch between total volume of import and export of a commodity for a given year. This imbalance arise from the fact that, (1) Not all the countries report their trade data, and (2) The data source tracks select members countries only. For example, India’s export of polyester staple fibre to Angola (India’s export volume is counted in total exports), and in case Angola has not reported its trade data at all due to various rea-sons, it’s import will remained excluded from total import volume.
The acrylic fibre production witnessed further decline in 2009, marking the fifth fall in a row and seventh annual decline since 2000. In total, the loss of volume in the last five years was around ……. tons, from a record high of ……. million tons in 2004. Its share all manmade fibre supply globally, which was 8% in 2005 declined to 4.8% in 2005. The extent of fall in acrylic fiber can be attributed to the following factors;
Over one-half of the global acrylic fibre capacity is in Asian region, which was less than half just 5 years ago. The rapid built up in Asia signifies the shift in capacities from Americas and Europe to this low cost region. North America and West Europe together now hold less than 20% of global capacity, down from 35% in 2000. Within Asia, most of the capacity is concentrated in China. Almost 33% global capacity and two-third of Asia’s capacity is in China. Apart from Asia Middle East has been picking up quickly to take advantage of its strong upstream and downstream linkages and its geographical posi-tioning to supply to European and Asian markets.