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Textile Outlook International
Issue 118:
July-August 2005

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios in Textiles and Clothing: Europe's Bra Wars
Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Guatemala, July-August 2005 (32 pages)
Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, July-August 2005 (24 pages)
Trends in EU textile and clothing imports, July-August 2005 (66 pages)
World capacities and shipments of textile machinery, July-August 2005 (36 pages)

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World capacities and shipments of textile machinery, July-August 2005

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2004 was not a good year for the international textile machinery market. Although some sectors saw an improvement, most recorded a drop in shipments.

The market for weaving machinery was slow in 2004. Deliveries of shuttleless looms, the more advanced weaving technology, grew by 4.6%. But shuttle loom shipments fell by almost 18%—as only three countries ordered machines.

In the spinning sector, sales either declined or were fairly static. Deliveries of short staple ring spindles rose by only 0.2%, following a colossal 129% increase in 2003. Shipments of long staple spindles fell at a double-digit rate for the third successive year. Deliveries of open end rotors—which are based on a newer technology—fell by 19.8%.

Shipments of open end rotors to China more than halved, and the decline accounted for more than the global drop in deliveries. Nevertheless, China continued to be the leading buyer, followed by Turkey, India, the USA and Brazil. Moreover, there were a number of fast growing markets for open end rotors, including India, Belgium and Syria.

Fast growing markets for shuttleless looms in 2002 included China, India, Taiwan and Syria. Leading buyers included China, Turkey, India, Italy, Pakistan and Bangladesh. China alone took 48,231 shuttleless looms in 2004—which was 8.7% more than in 2003, although this was still below the 2002 figure of 51,273 looms. Nevertheless, the country continued to hold a commanding position, having acquired 74% of global shipments.

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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.
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