07/12/2018 – ITMF — auf Deutsch lesen
Yarn production increased - fabric produktion shrunk
Global Yarn production increased in Q2/18 and fabric production slightly shrunk Global yarn production increased by +5% between Q1/18 and Q2/18.
Global Yarn production
Higher output where observed in Egypt (+1.4%), the U.S.A. (+3.2%), South Africa (+3.3%), and globally in Asia where the overall +5.7% increase.
An opposite trend has been observed in all surveyed European countries, Brazil and Japan. Forecasts for Q3/18 are only optimistic in Africa but the Q4/18 previsions turn positive in all regions except Brazil where stability is expected. Global yarn stocks decreased globally by -4.75%. This is the effect of small contractions in Asia and Europe (between -3% and -4%), an +18% increase in Brazil, and a -20% average decrease in the African countries surveyed.
Altogether, yarn stocks reached 85% of their previous year’s level for the same quarter. Global yarn orders decreased by -6% led by a strong reduction in the Brazilian market (-28%). Yarn orders however increased in Africa and Europe by +5.7% and +7.5%, respectively. Global fabric production slightly decreased from Q1/18 to Q2/18. The +0.25% contraction reflects a -6% output reduction in Africa, a decrease of -0.5% in Asia, a +1.6% increase in Europe, and a +3.7% jump in Brazil.
The world output level now reaches 87% of its Q2/17 level. Fabric production in all regions is expected to decrease in Q3/18 except in Brazil where stability is foreseen. Q4/18 should see improvements in all regions. In Q2/18, the global fabric stock level grew by almost +2%. It was driven by Brazil’s stock increase of +7%, which brought global fabrics stocks 11% above their Q2/17 level. Stocks remain stable in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.A. They continue to steadily drop in Egypt.
Global fabric orders
Global fabric orders have risen by +43% at world level in Q2/18, led by a +65% increase in Brazil that followed an unusually low first quarter. Orders in Asia and Europe have stagnated and contracted in Egypt, respectively.
Global fabric orders are now 16% above their level observed in Q2/17.
ITMF - International Textile Manufacturers Federation