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Textile Outlook International
Issue 100:
July 2002

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Editorial: Lithuania: Small and Thriving. But Can the Momentum be Maintained?
Profile of the textile and clothing industry in Lithuania, July 2002
Global trends in fibre production, consumption and prices, July-August 2002
Trends in EU textile and clothing imports, July-August 2002
World capacities and shipments of textile machinery, July 2002
Profile of Leggett & Platt: Rapid Growth Through Acquisition

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World capacities and shipments of textile machinery, July 2002

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The international textile machinery market suffered a number of setbacks in 2001 following a successful year in 2000.

Weaving was worse hit than spinning. Deliveries of shuttleless looms, the more advanced weaving technology, were down by 27%. Shuttle loom shipments fell by 41%. However, shuttle looms accounted for only 19% of the total number of weaving machines shipped in 2001. Moreover, given that shuttleless looms are more productive, shuttle looms represented only 7.1% of total weaving machinery shipments in capacity terms.

In the spinning sector, deliveries of short staple ring spindles fell by 5%. But shipments of long staple spindles increased by 28%, while deliveries of open end rotors—which are based on a newer technology—rose by 25%. China alone took 46% of all open end rotor shipments in 2001, followed at some distance by Turkey, the USA, Brazil and Spain. Fast growing markets included Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkmenistan and the USA.

China was also the biggest buyer of shuttleless looms in 2001 with almost 55% of global purchases. Other leading buyers were Italy, Taiwan and Turkey. Growth was strong in the case of purchases by Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Moldova, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, and Vietnam. The fastest growth—more than 700-fold—was in shipments to Bangladesh. However, this increase was from a very small base.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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