Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ITMF: yarn and fabric production stagnates
ITMF: yarn and fabric production stagnates
May '11
International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) released state of trade report 4th quarter 2010.

In the 4th quarter of 2010 the strong global recovery in textile production since the lows observed in the 1st quarter of 2009 came to a halt in the case of yarn production and slowed in the case of fabric production. Reduced global production of yarns in the 4th quarter as compared to the previous one could be observed in South America, North America and Asia while production in Europe rose markedly.

At the same time fabric production stagnated in the 4th quarter with Europe and Asia recording increases that were offset by reductions in North and South America. Year-on-year both global yarn and fabric production continued to increase significantly. Global yarn stocks were reduced in the 4th quarter of 2010 as compared to the previous one as a result of lower stocks in South America, Europe and Asia.

In comparison to the 4th quarter of 2009 global yarn stocks worldwide increased as a result of much higher stocks in South America and Asia and despite lower stocks in Europe. Global fabric inventories increased in the 4th quarter as compared to the previous one with higher inventories in all regions. Yarn orders rose both in Europe and Brazil in comparison to the 3rd quarter of 2010. When compared to the 4th quarter of 2009 Europe's yarn orders were higher while those in Brazil were lower. Fabric orders in Europe and Brazil fell compared to the previous quarter. In comparison to previous year's 4th quarter yarn orders in Europe and Brazil were still higher, especially in Brazil.

World yarn production fell by -0.9% in the 4th quarter of 2010 in comparison to the previous one. This increase was the result of reductions in South America, North America and Asia (-8.5%, -4.1% and -1.1%, respectively, while yarn production rose in Europe (+12.7%). In comparison to last year's quarter all regions recorded higher output levels. With a jump of +16.8% South America's yarn production surged impressively followed by North America (+10.2%), Asia (+4.4%) and Europe's (+2.2%).

Also worldwide fabric production continued to increase slightly by +0.3% in the 4th quarter of 2010. Lower output levels in North America (-8.5%) and South America (-7.5%) were more than offset by increases in Europe (+7.7%) and Asia (+0.5%).

Year-on-year global fabric production increased by +7.4%. With the exception of North America (-1.3%) all other regions recorded higher output levels: South America's fabric production was up by +15.1%, Asia's by +7.2% and Europe by +5.5%.

World yarn inventories fell in the 4th quarter of 2010 by -3.2%. In South America they dropped by -26.7% and remained almost unchanged in Europe (-0.2%) and in Asia (-0.1%). On an annual basis world yarn stocks were up by +4.8% due to soaring inventories in South America (+56.9%) and also higher stocks in Asia (+12.8%) while they fell slightly in Europe (-0.5%).

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

China’s garment retail sales grow 7.2% in Jan-Sept ’16

Retail sales of garments, footwear, hats and knitwear of Chinese...

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), signing MoU with Tang from Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company. Courtesy: Government of Arkansas

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

Suzhou Tianyuan to open $20 mn garment factory in US

Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company, a Chinese manufacturer of casual...

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2016

Pakistan’s textile exports fall 5.96% y-o-y in Q1 FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Interviews View All

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search