The global yarn production increased in Q2/2016 quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, output in Asia, Europe and South America rose. On an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q2/2016 fell versus Q2/2015. Global yarn stocks fell in Q2/2016 quarter-on-quarter. Yarn stocks were reduced in Asia. In South America they increased. Year-on-year, global yarn stocks declined.
Yarn orders in Europe fell quarter-on-quarter as well as year-on-year. In South America yarn orders improved quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year. Global fabric production increased in Q2/2016 against Q1/2016 due to strong increases in Asia and South America. In contrast, Europe’s fabric production decreased. Global fabric output fell moderately year-on-year in Q2/2016. Thereby, Asian output declined annually albeit moderately. In Europe output increased year-on-year, while it fell in South America.
In Q2/2016, worldwide fabric stocks fell quarter-on-quarter. Fabric inventories were reduced in Asia and South America. Year-on-year, fabric stocks declined. European fabric orders decreased quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year. In South America fabric orders rose on a quarterly basis. On an yearly basis, in contrast, South America’s fabric orders declined.
The global outlook for yarn and fabric production signals a further reduction for Q4/2016. In Q2/2016, global yarn production increased by 8.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, Asian yarn output strengthened by nearly 9 per cent quarter-on-quarter and by close to 12 per cent in South America. In Europe it grew moderately by 0.3 per cent. Global yarn output fell moderately by 0.2 per cent in Q2/2016 versus Q2/2015.
In Asia, yarn output fell moderately by 0.1 per cent YoY.
A strong decrease occurred in North America, where yarn production fell by over 12 per cent annually. European and South American yarn output recorded annual growth rates of 2 per cent and 3 per cent, respectively.