With increase in yarn output across Asia by 21 percent and South America by 29 percent, while it saw decreased by four percent in Europe but the global yarn production increased by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 4 percent growth rate in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest report from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF).
However, global yarn stocks dropped in by five percent quarter-on-quarter. Yarn stocks reduced by six percent in Asia and one percent in South America, while they remained unchanged in the other regions. Year-on-year, global yarn stocks increased by nearly three percent.
Global fabric production fell by over eight percent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter due to fall by over 10 percent and two percent in Asia and Europe, respectively. In South America, in contrast, fabric production increased by 31 percent. Compared to 2015, global fabric output remained unchanged, with output remaining stable in Asia, down nearly 21 percent in South America and up around nine percent in Europe.
As per the ITMF report, worldwide fabric stocks increased moderately quarter-on-quarter. In South America, fabric inventories increased by over two percent while in Asia it reduced less than one percent during the three-month period.
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