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Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, November 2016

Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, November 2016

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 2015 but at less than half the growth rate observed in 2014. There was an increase in demand for man-made fibres, and demand for synthetic man-made fibres grew faster than demand for cellulosic man-made fibres. But natural fibre demand fell significantly due to a decline in cotton consumption. In the 2015/16 crop year as a whole, the average price of cotton was lower than in the previous year. There was some strengthening of the cotton price between May 2016 and September 2016 but there is little prospect of any further strengthening in 2016/17, even though demand is likely to exceed supply


  • SUMMARY
  • GENERAL TRENDS
    • Table World fibre demand, 1982-2015 (mn tons)
  • COTTON
    • World cotton prices, production and consumption
      • Trends in cotton prices
        • Table Trends in cotton pricesa, 1995-Sep 2016 (US cents/lb)
    • Cotton supply and demand in the 2015/16 season
      • Table Trends in world cotton supply and demand, 2013/14-2016/17 (mn tons)
    • Cotton supply and demand in the 2016/17 season
    • Regional patterns of cotton supply and demand
      • Regional patterns of cotton supply: 2015/16
    • Regional patterns of cotton supply: 2016/17
    • Regional patterns of cotton demand: 2015/16
    • Regional patterns of cotton demand: 2016/17
  • MAN-MADE FIBRES
    • Trends in man-made fibre production by fibre type
      • Table World production of nylon, polyester and acrylica, 1972-2015
    • Trends in man-made fibre production by region and fibre type
      • Table Man-made fibre production by region and fibre type, 2011-16 ('000 tons)
      • Table Man-made fibre production by region, 1960-2015
    • Trends in man-made fibre capacity
      • Table Estimated man-made fibre capacity by region, 1960-2016
    • Synthetic fibre capacity utilisation

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