Newsline-International | February 2015
Indonesia is third largest importer of tex machinery
According to the 2012 International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics report of the Switzerland-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Indonesia was the third-largest importer globally in 2012 of short-staple spindles, with 594,288 or 5.7 per cent of the total; the third-largest importer of shuttleless looms, with 3,727 or 4.3 per cent; and also the third-largest importer of large circular knitting machines, with 1,350 or 3.7 per cent.
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Textile Machinery Association reports that German exports of textile machinery and accessories to Indonesia increased significantly in 2012 over 2011. In 2012, German finishing machinery exports to Indonesia increased 747 percent over 2011 exports to total 34.2 million euros in value; knitting and hosiery machinery exports increased 88 percent to total 14.7 million euros; spinning machinery exports increased 83 percent to total 67.5 million euros; and weaving machinery exports increased 55 percent to total 4.6 million euros.
According to the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Italian exports of textile machinery and accessories to Indonesia in 2012 totaled 38 million euros, representing a 30-percent increase over exports to Indonesia in 2011.
Finishing machinery accounted for 35 per cent of all Italian machinery Indonesia imported in 2012, and weaving machinery accounted for 32 per cent. During the first six months of 2013, Italian textile machinery exports to Indonesia totaled more than 18 million euros, with spinning machinery comprising 40 percent of the total and finishing machinery comprising 29 percent. ACIMIT reports that Indonesia is one of its primary export destinations and one of its fastest-growing markets, with Italian machinery exports to that country over the last five years increasing an average of 30 per cent annually.