World Pakistan Fiber Report Highlights

The \ World Fibre & Pakistan - 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. The compilation covers all major fibre producing countries accounting for 85% of global pro-duction and consumption. In this Report we have captured the trends seen in 2011 in textile fi-bre/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 Pakistan. 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.
Pakistan was the fouth largest fibre/filament (including cotton) producers in the world in 2011, by virtue of it being the fourth largest grower of cotton crop. It produced about 8.6% of global cotton and 1.3% of manmade fibre/filament during the year. It was the sixth largest producers of polyester staple fibre. Area under cotton in Pakistan accounts for 9.0% of world’s cotton acreage in 2011. During the year, it produced a total of 2.89 million tons of fibres/filaments including 2.31 million tons of cotton and 585,000 tons of manmade fibres. In 2011, it consumed 2.24 million tons of cotton accounting for 9.5% of global consumption and 983,000 tons of manmade fibre/filament. It was the sixth largest consumer of polyester staple fibre. Production of manmade fibre/filament production was impressive in Pakistan during the 1990s posting an annual growth rate of 21.4%. However, the growth fell to -0.2% per annum during the period 2000-2011 and in 2011 production reboun ded significantly by 18%. It was out of nylon business in 2011, reporting no output while polyester business managed to remain in positive territory. PSF production increase by a sharp 21% during the while PFY output inched up 2%.

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