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China ranked largest synthetic fibre producer in 2009
Sep '10
Global production of various types of fiber declined slightly to 69.611 million tons in 2009, down by just one percent in 2009 compared with 2008, despite the global financial crisis.

Of which, man-made fibers output reached 46.255 million tons, up 1.5 percent year on year; and that of natural fiber touched 23.356 million tons, down 5.7 percent year on year. Man-made fibers and natural fibers accounted for 66.4 percent and 33.6 percent, respectively, of world total fiber output.

Among man-made fibers, over 80 percent was synthetic fibers, of which the majority output was of polyester fiber, which reached 31.937 million tons, accounting for 70 percent of total man-made fibers, and 45 percent of various world fibers production.

China was the largest synthetic fiber producer in 2009; its output reached 23.13 million tons, an increase of 6.7 percent compared with 2008, accounting for 61.2 percent of world's total output of synthetic fibers.

India ranked second and its production grew by 11.6 percent year on year to yield a proportion of 7.9 percent. Shares of other major producing countries like, the US and Japan fell by 15.4 percent and 26.1 percent year on year.

The statistical data released by FiberOrganon reflects that, production focus of world's synthetic fiber production continued to shift to China, India and other emerging regions of Asia, from traditional centers like the US, Europe and Japan.

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