Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile industry highly optimistic in 2008
Textile industry highly optimistic in 2008
25
Mar '08
2008 promises to be an eventful year by any standards for the Malaysian textile industry. The textile industry is faced with several challenges globally and locally.

Crude Oil Prices have remained high hovering above the 90's since the last quarter of 2007 and raw cotton prices are also around 70 cents /pound since the last 6 months as compared to a low of 50 cents/pound over a year ago.

This has happened despite downstream yarn and garment prices remaining unchanged during the whole period. This evidently points to an excess capacity situation in the textile industry all over the world.

The following scenario is expected to prevail during the course of the year affected by both international and local events:

1. Economy slowdown in the US economy which started off with the “subprime loan issues” in the US further lowering the textile demand.

2. China will integrate fully into the WTO system during 2008 and is expected to export more to the US.

3. Oil prices will remain high or increase even further due to the increasing demand for energy from China.

4. Fibre prices will remain high at this level at least until the new crop in August/September.

5. Reduction of foreign workers dependence as proposed by the government will increase production wages substantially.

6. Expected fuel price increase locally after the general election in March will trigger a corresponding increase in transportation rates.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

FOBAP in the Philippines trying for garments sector revival

The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP), a body...

German investors keen to invest in Pakistan: top official

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2018

German investors keen to invest in Pakistan: top official

A German traders delegation will soon visit Pakistan to explore...

Courtesy: Uster

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2018

Uster Technologies acquires Elbit Vision Systems

Uster Technologies has announced the successful closure of the...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search