The “World Fibre & Pakistan – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the Sixth annual compendium in a se-ries from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fibre/filament in-dustry. In this Report we have captured the trends seen in 2009 post the global crisis which had se-verely impacted textile fibre/filament industry including natural fibres, particularly cotton. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments industry as events unfolded.
The Report’s 21 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 availa-bility 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.
The second section covers details on Pakistan. Tabulation 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.
Pakistan continues to remain the fourth largest fibre/filament producers in the world in 2009, by virtue of its cotton crop. It produced about 8.5% of global cotton and 1.1% of manmade fibre/filament during the year. It was the fourth largest producers of cotton and eighth largest polyester staple fibre producer. Area under cotton in Pakistan accounts for 9.5% of world’s cotton acreage. During 2009, it produced a total of xx million tons of fibres/filaments including 2.13 million tons of cotton and xx tons of manmade fibres. During the year, it was the third largest consumer of fibre/filament with total at xxx million tons, after China and India.
Pakistan is a major importer of textile fibres. In 2009, it was the third largest importer of viscose fila-ment yarn, fourth largest importer of cotton and seventh largest importer of acrylic staple, polyester filament, polyester staple and viscose staple fibre.