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World-wide man-made fibre output up in 2009
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Feb '10
The global production of man-made fibre has increased by 8 percent in 2009 to 41.6 million tons when corresponded with figures of 2008 according to an estimate made by Japan Chemical Fibre Association (JCFA).

Synthetic fibres output recorded a marginal increase in 2009, when compared with that of in 2007, when it touched 41.2 million tons. China the world leader in chemical fibre output registered the highest increase of 16 percent in 2009 over 2008.

Chemical fibre production reached 26.1 million tons in China on back of strong domestic demand. In 2009, China's global share of man-made fibres output grew by 5 percent to 68 percent when corresponded with 63 percent global market share in 2008.

Production in India, which is the second largest chemical fibre producer and accounting for 6.8 percent of global output in 2009, also grew by 10 percent in 2009 over 2008 to reach 2.82 million tons, due to strong stimulated domestic demand.

The South-East Asian countries which together make-up for third largest supplies had an output of 2.74 million tons, up 4 percent and accounting for 6.6 percent of the world's total output. Taiwan with production of 2.18 million tons stands at fourth place with an increase of 2.3 percent.

The only two regions to post a negative growth were Western Europe with an output of 2.08 million tons, down 15 percent and the US with a production of 1.72 million tons to clock a negative growth of 4.1 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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