The “World Fibre & Taiwan – 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 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. 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 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 Taiwan. 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 reasons, it’s import will remained excluded from total import volume.
Taiwan became the third largest producer manmade fibre/filament in the world in 2009 accounting for 5% of world produce. In 2009, it produced 1.99 million tons of manmade fibres as against 1.98 million tons it produced in 2008. This implies an increase of 0.7%. It was the fifth largest producers of acrylic staple fibre, third in nylon, polyester filament and polyester staple fibre and fifth largest viscose staple fibre producer in 2009. However, its share has been steadily declining since 1990 as China was ramping up faster than any other economy.
About 5.6% of World’s polyester filament yarn and 4.3% of polyester staple is produced in Taiwan. In 2009, PFY production declined 5% in line with the trend seen between 2000 and 2008 while that of PSF was up 13% much faster than the growth recorded between 2000 and 2008. In case of nylon, though it accounted for 9.4% of global supplies, recorded decline 7% in 2009. Nylon production has been declining 4.1% during the period 2000-08. In 1990s, production had expanded 8% per annum.