According to the Japan Spinners’ Association, its members produced 4,442 480-lb. bales of spun yarn in May 2020, down 35.3% compared to the same month of last year. Of this, the production of cotton yarn dropped 35.3% to 2,750 bales.
Installed spinning spindles numbered 255,000 at the end of May, down 23,000 from the previous month. Japan’s spinning capacity has been decreasing, and this has resulted in the reduction of production.