The World Malaysia Fibre â€“ Trends in Demand and Supply is the Seventh annual compendium in a series from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fibre/filament industry. In this Report we have captured the trends seen in 2011 in textile fibre/filament industry in-cluding natural fibres, particularly cotton. The analysis assesses the positions of fibres/filaments in-dustry as events unfolded.
The Report s 20 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.
The second section covers details on Malaysia. Tabulation 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.
Malaysia was the 12th largest producer of manmade fibre/filament in 2011 and eleventh largest con-sumer in Asian. Its mainstay has been the polyester filament yarn industry. Of the 408,000 tons of manmade fibres/filament produced in 2011, 70% or 286,000 tons was polyester filament yarn and 72,000 tons in staple fibres. The only other manmade fibre Malaysia produces is nylon. In 2011, 55,000 tons of nylon filament yarn was produced. In manmade fibres, Malaysia accounts for 0.9% of Worldâ€™s manmade fibre production. In polyester filament yarns, it has a share of 1.31%.
It is the eighth largest producer of polyester filament yarn in the world and almost all of these were exported making Malaysia the fourth largest exporter in 2011. It was also seventh largest exporter of polyester staple fibre. Over the past few years, it has been retaining some portion of polyester fila-ment for domestic consumption. Malaysia is not a major consumer of any textile fibre/filament but is seeing a steady and slow rise in recent times.