The “World Viscose 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 industry. The compi-lation covers all major fibre producing countries accounting for 85% of global production and consumption. Time series on trends from 1990 to 2009 on production, imports, exports and apparent consumption is pre-sented 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 67 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 availability 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 viscose – staple fibre and filament yarn. Among the natural fibres, the report covers production of cotton in detail and summarily wool and silk. The aggregation is done for each of fibre group namely manmade fibre – cel-lulosic and synthetic, and natural fibres. They are further 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 re-gion/country.
The second section covers details on viscose 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 viscose fiber/filament industry recovered in 2009, with production growing 10% as against the decline of 13% it suffered in 2008. Staple fibers production increased 12% to ….. million tons while filament yarns declined 0.4% to …. tons.
Asia now accounts for 85% of staple fibre capacity and 80% of viscose filament yarn. China alone accounted for more than half of global capacity in 2009.
In 2003, there were signs that viscose staple demand had turned around. Subsequently, viscose staple demand has grown strongly, particularly in China, which accounted for 43% of global viscose staple consumption in 2009 compared to 20% in 1995. In case of filament China consumed 38% of global VFY as against 14% in 1995.
The other major consumers of viscose staple fibre were India, Turkey, Indonesia and Taiwan. Similarly, VFY was largely in demand in India, Luxembourg, Japan and Pakistan.