The \\\ World Fibre & West Europe - Trends in Demand and Supply\\\ ť is the Seventh annual compendium in a series from YarnsandFibers covering the trends in global demand and supply of textile fi-bre/filament industry. 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 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 West Europe. Tabulation includes volumes of capacity, produc-tion, export, import and apparent consumption, along with CARGs for the periods 1990-2000, 2000-2011 and the growth rate in 2011.
West Europe, consisting textiles majors like Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and France - accounted for 3.6% of global fibre/filament production and 5.5% in consumption. West Europe manufactures all types of fibre/filament. Its share in global acrylic production was 16% in 2011, while 14% of global viscose filament and 12% in viscose. In nylon, West Europe accounts for 9% of global production while it ac-counts for 2% of worldâ€™s polyester production. Europeâ€™s cotton production, is just 1.3% of global out-put, which is largely grown in Greece.
West Europe is a net importer of manmade fibres accounting for 22% of world trade. In 2011, it im-ported 1.70 million tons of manmade fibre/filament and 196,000 tons of cotton. It is also a major im-porter of cotton, consuming about 1.0% of global cotton crop.