4th ITMF-Survey about the Impact of the Corona-Pandemic on the Global Textile Industry

Between May 20 and June 8, 2020, ITMF has conducted its 4th ITMF Corona-Survey among ITMF members and affiliated companies and associations about the impact the Corona-pandemic had on the global textile value chain. In total around 600 companies from around the world participated.

On a global scale, current orders continue to be down on average by more than -40% (Graph 1).When looking at expected turnover in 2020 compared to 2019, the expectations remained unchanged since the 3rd ITMF Corona- Survey. On average, companies are expecting their turnover to plummet by -32 %. The range between regions differs with from -22% in South East Asia to -36 % in East Asia (Graph 2).

When looking at the different segments in the textile value chain, all segments – from spinners to garment producers – recorded significant decreases in orders (Graph 2). Also, integrated producers seem to have fared slightly better with -26 %, while the other segments expect turnover in 2020 to be falling in the range of -31 % to – 34 % (Graph 3).

Asked when pre-crisis levels are reached again, the majority (23 %) is expecting this to be in the 1st quarter of 2021, followed by 21 % that are expecting this to be the case in the 2nd quarter of 2021. Another 14 % have the expectations that this will be the case in the 3rd quarter of 2021. Nevertheless, 20 % of companies are expecting a faster recovery in the 4th quarter 2020 (Graph 4).

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