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Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, October 2013
published in Issue 165, October 2013
Trends in the fibre sector are an important indicator of future trends in textiles and apparel as a whole. This report provides an overview of general trends in fibre prices, production and consumption by country and region. It also provides insight, information, data and analysis of the key fibre types -- natural and man-made. Furthermore, it provides forecasts of cotton demand, supply and prices for the forthcoming year. World fibre demand increased in 2012, reflecting the continued global economic recovery. The increase was due mainly to a rise in demand for man-made fibres, and growth in demand was strong in the case of synthetic fibres and cellulosic fibres. Natural fibre demand fell -- following an increase in the previous year -- and its share of total fibre output declined for the fourth consecutive year. The fall in natural fibre demand resulted from a decline in cotton consumption as high domestic cotton prices in China discouraged cotton usage in the country.
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