The World Cotton Fibre - Trends in Demand and Supply is the Seventh annual compendium in a se-ries from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fibre/filament in-dustry. The compilation covers all major fibre producing countries accounting for 85% of global pro-duction and consumption. Time series on trends from 1990 to 2011 on production, imports, exports and apparent consumption is presented country-wise for 13 countries including all major Asian coun-tries, USA and West Europe.
In this Report we have captured the trends seen in 2011 in 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 2017 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 2011. This section covers time series on production of cotton. 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 “ cellulosic and synthetic, and natural fibres. They are further aggre-gated into total fibres production. Also tabulations on capacity, production, export, import and ap-parent 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 each major fibre/filament 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, 2000-2011 and the growth rate in 2011.
China continued as the single largest producer and consumer of all types of fibre/filament used in textiles. In 2011, it produced 37.6 million tons of fibre/filaments, comprising 7.3 million tons of cotton and 30.3 million tons of manmade fibre/filament. It was the top exporter of polyester filament yarn, polyester staple fibre, nylons and viscose filament yarn. It ranked 2nd in viscose staple fibre exports, 13th in acrylic fibre and 44th in cotton. In imports, China was the largest in case of acrylic staple fibre, nylon, and cotton. It was the fifth largest importer of polyester filament yarn and largest in polyester staple fibre. In case of viscose filament and viscose staple, it was respectively the 11th and 2nd l argest importer in the world.