WORLD FIBRE PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION
Fibres consumption (and consumption of related goods) has been growing at an astonishing rate…
World fibre production/Consumption per capita
- Consumption per capita of fibres has been growing steadily passing from 3.7 kilos in 1950 to 9 kilos in 2002.
- Production of artificial fibres outnumbers natural fibres since the beginning of the nineties. In 2002 natural fibres production was at 22.5 million tons against 33,6 for man made fibres.
|Year||Natural * ||Manmade‘000 tons ||TOTAL ||Population billion** ||Consumption kg / capita|
* Ramie, flax, hemp, jute, sisal and coir (fibre prepared from the husk of the coconut) not included.
** World population.
Comparing the fibres domestic consumption patterns of India and China, two of the largest player on the global market, the unbalance is evident…
- in India, the textile industry covers a wide range of economic activities and has a significant role in the economy of the country. In 2003, it was growing at the annual rate of 5%. In the meanwhile, the per capita consumption of textile fibre in India is one of the lowest (2.5 kg) in the world.
- In China, the consumption of textiles is booming. Synthetic fibre yarns are in the top fifty import commodities to the country, in 2003 China imported 710,000 tons of cotton yarn and almost all luxury yarns and fibres are imported. During the same year, China's quantity per capita of processed chemical fibre reached 10kg, much higher than the world's average. China's textile sector is predicted to achieve a 6.0% growth to take its total fibre consumption to 14.0 million tonnes by 2005 and its per capita fibre consumption from the 2001 level of 6.0 kg to 8.0 kg.