The Fiber Year 2021 – Most see double-digit declines in textile and apparel exports

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The Fiber Year 2021 – Executive Fiber Summary

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The Fiber Year 2021 – Key Findings

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Top 10 textile and apparel exporters

The Fiber Year, now in its 21st edition, includes textile and clothing trade data for 60 countries, of which the vast majority contracted at double-digit rates. Just two industries out of the 20 largest exporting nations, with the European Union viewed as an entire region included, managed to grow their export values. China’s surging facemask …

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Dynamics in supply 2020

World fiber supply was razor-thin in the red, subsequent fabric processing sharply plummeted and the projection of final demand at the retail stage based on 15 markets with a total population of 3.1 billion was even a little stronger below previous year. Diverging dynamics along the value chain came as a surprise because manmade fibers …

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Lenzing Tencel Veocel Plant

Work for The Fiber Year 2021 is still in full swing when writing this article in early May, but essential findings are becoming apparent: 1.) supply surprisingly robust 2.) demand dropping at double-digit rate 3.) massive investments for fiber specialties 1. Supply surprisingly robust The pandemic pummeled the international fashion industry and most textile-related applications. …

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Filament and spun yarn markets

Both filament and spun yarn production marked new all-time highs achieving a joint level of 96 million tonnes in 2019. The average annual growth rate of yarn production in the century accounted for 4%, driven by faster filament expansion of 6% annually while spun yarns advanced 2%. Rapid filament growth led to parity in 2013, …

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Global supply of staple fibers and filament yarns recorded an average annual growth rate of 3% during the previous four decades. The dominant share of staple fibers, accounting for more than 80% in the 1980s, gradually scaled down. At present, staple fiber volumes still are one step ahead with a relative majority of 52% thanks …

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