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Global Trends in Fibre Prices, Production and Consumption, December 2014

Global Trends in Fibre Prices, Production and Consumption, December 2014

Trends in the fibre sector are an important indicator of future trends in the textile and apparel industry 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 2013, 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 - although growth in cellulosic fibres was stronger. Natural fibre demand was also up but its share of total fibre output declined for the fifth consecutive year. The rise in natural fibre demand resulted from a rise in cotton consumption. Wool demand fell.


  • SUMMARY
  • GENERAL TRENDS
    • Table World fibre demand, 1982-2013 (mn tons)
  • COTTON
    • World cotton prices, production and consumption
      • Trends in cotton prices
        • Table Trends in cotton pricesa, 1995-2014 (US cents/lb)
    • Cotton supply and demand in the 2013/14 season
      • Table Trends in world cotton supply and demand, 2011/12-2014/15 (mn tons)
    • Cotton supply and demand in the 2014/15 season
    • Regional patterns of cotton supply and demand
      • Regional patterns of cotton supply: 2013/14
    • Regional patterns of cotton supply: 2014/15
    • Regional patterns of cotton demand: 2013/14
    • Regional patterns of cotton demand: 2014/15
  • MAN-MADE FIBRES
    • Trends in man-made fibre production by fibre type
      • Table World production of nylon, polyester and acrylic fibresa, 1972-2013
    • Trends in man-made fibre production by region and fibre type
      • Table Man-made fibre production by region and fibre type, 2009-14 ('000 tons)
      • Table Man-made fibre production by region, 1960-2013
    • Trends in man-made fibre capacity
      • Table Estimated man-made fibre capacity by region, 1960-2014
    • Synthetic fibre capacity utilisation

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