Global yarn and fabric output up in Q2/2016, outlook rather negative states ITMF

Global yarn and fabric output up in Q2/2016, outlook rather negative states ITMF

Estimates and outlook for global yarn and fabric output for Q3 and Q4/2016 are negative

The global yarn production increased in Q2/2016 quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, output in Asia, Europe and South America rose. On an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q2/2016 fell versus Q2/2015. Global yarn stocks fell in Q2/2016 quarter-on-quarter. Yarn stocks were reduced in Asia. In South America they increased. Year-on-year, global yarn stocks declined. Yarn orders in Europe fell quarter-on-quarter as well as year-on-year. In South America yarn orders improved quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

Global fabric production increased in Q2/2016 against Q1/2016 due to strong increases in Asia and South America. In contrast, Europe’s fabric production decreased. Global fabric output fell moderately year-on-year in Q2/2016. Thereby, Asian output declined annually albeit moderately. In Europe output increased year-on-year, while it fell in South America. In Q2/2016, worldwide fabric stocks fell quarter-on-quarter. Fabric inventories were reduced in Asia and South America. Year-on-year, fabric stocks declined. European fabric orders decreased quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year. In South America fabric orders rose on a quarterly basis. On a yearly basis, in contrast, South America’s fabric orders declined.



Estimates signal a decline of global yarn and fabric production for Q3/2016

The global outlook for yarn and fabric production signals a further reduction for Q4/2016.

 In Q2/2016, global yarn production increased by 8.5 % quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, Asian yarn output strengthened by nearly 9 % quarter-on-quarter and by close to 12 % in South America. In Europe it grew moderately by 0.3 %. Global yarn output fell moderately by 0.2 % in Q2/2016 versus Q2/2015. In Asia, yarn output fell moderately by 0.1 % year-on-year. A strong decrease occurred in North America, where yarn production fell by over 12 % annually. European and South American yarn output recorded annual growth rates of 2 % and 3 %, respectively.

Global fabric production increased by over 8 % in Q2/2016 against the previous quarter. While Asian and South American output grew by 9% each, European fabric production fell by 1 % quarter-on-quarter. Year-on-year, global fabric output declined in Q2/2016 by 0.7 %. Thereby, Asian production fell moderately by 0.2 %. South America’s output fell by nearly 16 %. Europe’s fabric output rose by over 4 % year-on-year.

Global yarn inventories decreased in Q2/2016 by 6.7 % quarter-on-quarter with reductions of 8 % in Asia. In contrast, in South America inventories rose by over 3%. In Q2/2016, the annual percentage change of global yarn inventories recorded a decrease of 6 %. Thereby, European yarn stocks increased by 9 % year-on-year and in South America stocks rose by 10.5%. Asian yarn stocks, however, fell by 8 % annually.

Worldwide fabric stocks fell by 1.4 % quarter-on-quarter in Q2/2016. Thereby stocks in Asia were reduced moderately by 0.2 %. In South America they were reduced by 4.7 %. On a yearly basis, global fabric inventories in Q2/2016 decreased by 6 %. Asia’s fabric stocks decreased by 0.8 % annually and South America’s inventories fell by nearly 18 %.

In Q2/2016, European yarn orders fell by 2.6 % quarter-on-quarter and by 2.9 % year-on- year. In South America they increased significantly by over 11% quarter-on-quarter and by over 87 % year-on-year. European fabric orders in Q2/2016 fell by 0.2 % quarter-on-quarter and by 4 % year-on-year. South American fabric orders in Q2/2016 increased by nearly 20 % quarter-on-quarter and fell by 11 % year-on-year.



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