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Global shipments of long-staple spindles drop 45% in 2013
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In 2013 shipments fell in most segments though remained on a relatively high level. In comparison to 2012 global shipments of new short-staple spindles rose by +10% while those of open-end rotors decreased slightly by -2% and those of long-staple spindles dropped by -45%. Also the number of new draw-texturing spindles shipped was down by -29%, those of new shuttle-less looms by -4%, and those of new electronic flat-knitting machines by -24%. Worldwide shipments of new large circular knitting machines in 2013 remained unchanged on the record level of 2012. 
 
These are the main results of the 36th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) just released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF). The report covers six segments of textile machinery, namely spinning, draw-texturing, weaving, large circular knitting, flat knitting and finishing machinery. The 2013 survey has been compiled in cooperation with some 117 textile machinery manufacturers, representing a comprehensive measure of world production. 
 
Spinning Machinery
After shipments of new short-staple spindles plummeted in 2008 (-33%) and 2009 (-17%) they soared in 2010 (+75%) to pre-crisis levels and increased in 2011 by a further +15% reaching 14.33 million, an all-time high. In 2012 shipments of short-staple spindles fell by -27% to 10.51 million spindles but rose again in 2013 by +10% to 11.56 million. 93% of all shipped short-staple spindles in 2013 were destined for Asia (10.72 million), with China alone absorbing 6.21 million or 54% of global shipments, followed by India as distant second (2.19 million spindles or 19%), Indonesia (757,000 or 6.6%), Turkey (566,000 or 4.9%) and Pakistan (546,000 or 4.7%). 
 
Global shipments of long-staple (wool) spindles dropped in 2013 by -45% from 146,400 to 80,800. Europe was the main recipient (49,900 or 62%), followed by Asia (28,950 or 36%) and the Americas (1,900 or 2.4%). The single biggest investor in long-staple (wool) spindles was Turkey wit 34,300 spindles (or 43%), followed by China with 26,550 spindles (or 33%), Romania with 6,050 (or 8%), Italy with 5,000 spindles (or 6%) and Poland with 2,900 (or 4%). 
 
As far as open-end rotors are concerned global investments decreased slightly in 2013 by -2% to 443,200. Asia was once again the region that absorbed by far most of the new rotors (351,400 or 79% of global shipments). By country, China was the dominant investor putting in place 271,740 or 61% of global shipments. India was again distant second with a total of 30,980 new open-end rotors (7.0%), followed by Turkey with 28,640 rotors (6.5%), Brazil with 13,780 rotors (3.1%), Vietnam with 13,660 rotors (3.1%) and Malaysia with 12,040 rotors (2.7%).
 
Texturing Machinery
From 2010 to2011 global shipments plummeted from 13,200 to only 1,824 (-86%). In 2012 no shipments of single heater draw-texturing spindles (mainly used for polyamide filaments) were recorded. In 2013 shipments reached 2,600 spindles of which 2,120 went to Asia (China 960, Chinese Taipei 840 and Thailand 320) and 480 to Europe, Others (Turkey). 
 
In the segment of double heater draw-texturing spindles (mainly used for polyester filaments) investments dropped from 717,760 to 505,080, a decline of -29%. 90% (or 455,640) of all shipments went to Asia. By far the biggest single investor in this type of draw-texturing machinery was again China where 366,480 new spindles or 73% of global shipments were installed, followed by distant second Japan with 30,860 or 6.1%, India with 21,640 or 4.3%, Vietnam with 8,160 or 1.6%, and Egypt with 7,920 or 1.6%.


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