Positive figures tend to suggest an almost global yarn and fabric uptrend

Positive figures tend to suggest an almost global yarn and fabric uptrend

According to the newest findings of ITMF International Textile Manufacturers Federation yarn and fabric output shows an uptrend for the third quarter as well as for the outlook of the last quarter of 2012

The newest State of Trade Report by ITMF confirms that yarn production, yarn stocks and fabric production were on the rise, whereas fabric stocks decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2012.

The figures and estimates for the third quarter

ITMF estimates that global yarn production in the third quarter as to compare with the second quarter of 2012 show a positive trend, and yarn production will increase in all regions with the exception of Europe where a decrease might take place. Global fabric production will expand resulting from a higher output in all regions, except Europe. The outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012 remains stable, both for global yarn and fabric production, with the exception of Europe where a further fall might take place.

Details on global yarn and fabric production can be had from the following two tables

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The development of global yarn and fabric stocks up to the second quarter of 2012 can be had from the two tables below

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The order situation in the two fields can be had from the following two tables



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If you are more interested in Yarn Prices you find pertinent information in the following table



The quarterly average export prices can be taken from the table below


Concluding remarks

With the exception of Europe the uptrend in the yarn and fabric sectors allow the conclusion that a slow recovery is taking place. In the cotton area we note that prices for cotton yarns have come down to more normal levels beginning in August of 2011 and are continuing to do so. The cotton yarn stocks are also coming back to normal levels. Also fabric stocks are more or less at acceptable levels. The detailed analysis of the situation for both sectors TextileFuture is more optimistic for the fourth quarter and certainly for 2013. This will have a positive effect on the planning of new investments in the state-of-the-art textile machinery by the mills in order to stay efficient and competitive. 

We thank ITMF for the courtesy to allow TextileFuture to reproduce its tables.


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