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Global chemical fiber output up in 2011
Feb '12
Global chemical fiber production reached 48.66 million tons in 2011, up 12.7 percent from 43.1 million tons posted in 2010.

Of which, production in China reached 32.2 million tons, an increase of 13.8 percent year on year. India produced 2.772 million tons, down 2.3 percent and output from Taiwan reached 2.1 million tons, down 6.9 percent.

West European production registered 2.332 million tons, a marginal increase of 0.7 percent and US production was 1.834 million tons, down 0.7 percent year on year.

Production of chemical fiber in South Korea stood at 1.4 million tons, down 1.2 percent year on year, Japanese output was 789,000 tons, a rise of 3.2 percent and ASEAN production achieved 2.7 million tons, down 2.3 percent.

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