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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 61:
2nd quarter 2005

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Editorial: Innovations at Avantex and Techtextil 2005
New Developments at Techtextil 2005: Promoting Unconventional Thinking (24 pages)
Polyamide Fibres and Yarns for Floorcoverings: Europe and North America Compared (18 pages)
Prospects for India's Man-Made Fibre Industry (30 pages)
Worldwide and Regional Trends in Man-Made Fibre Production (36 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 2nd quarter 205 (22 pages)
Statistics: Technical Textiles in Japan (7 pages)

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Worldwide and Regional Trends in Man-Made Fibre Production

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Global fibre production (excluding bast fibres) rose in 2004 by 7.4%—the highest annual growth rate since the mid-1980s—to a record 62.1 mn tons, according to Saurer Group. Man-made fibre output was up by 7.9%, and its share of the total rose from 55.7% to 56.3%. Supplies of cotton, wool and silk also increased markedly—by 6.6% to 24.1 mn tons, which was equivalent to 35.7% of total fibre supply.

Chinese man-made fibre output surged by 21.4% to reach 14.2 mn tons, over 37% of the world total. Output in India and Indonesia also rose, by 10.0% and 7.1% respectively. Elsewhere there was little change—except in South Korea where output fell once again, by 4.5%.

Man-made filament output went up by 8.3% to 20.4 mn tons but natural and man-made staple fibres increased by a less rapid 6.9%. Again, polyester’s dominance increased as total output (filament and staple) rose by 9.7% to 24.48 mn tons—64% of total man-made fibre output and 70% of synthetic fibre production. Polyamide also grew, by 4.4% to 4.16 mn tons, but two thirds of the rise was provided by China and Taiwan. West European and North America output rose by 2%. Polypropylene fibre output was also up, driven mainly by a 4.8% rise in filament yarns for carpets. Acrylic fibre moved up by 1.8% to 2.73 mn tons, despite a sharp rise in raw material prices, after a fall in 2003.

Cellulosic fibres enjoyed exceptionally dynamic growth in 2004 as output surged to a level last achieved in 1990. The total amount produced, including lyocell, increased by 9.2% to 3.20 mn tons. Asia, the principal producing region, improved its share of global output to 63.8%. This was at the expense of Europe and the Americas, whose shares declined to 22.8% and 13.4% respectively.

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