According to the Japan Textiles Exporters Association, the nation’s exports of textiles and apparel in September 2019 increased by 3% over the year before to US$622.49 million. Exports increased for textile fibers (up 13% to US$69.96 million) and woven and knitted fabrics (up 6% to US$216.31 million). Exports during January-September 2019 amounted to US$5,699.69 million, which is about the same as the year before.
Blossom Première Vision was held at the Carreau du Temple in Paris on December 11th and 12th, but nationwide strikes resulted in a drop in visitors, As a result of transport strikes and disrupted road, rail and air traffic, visitors amounted to 827, as compared with 1,100 to the December 2018 show. Visitors were primarily from France (84% of visitors), Italy (9%), the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Exhibitors numbered 120 (up 3.5% from the December 2018 show), composed of 82 weavers, 28 tanners and 8 makers of accessories and components. The next Blossom Première Vision is scheduled for July 1st and 2nd for the fall/winter 2021-22 season.
According to the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), global yarn production increased by 17% from Q1/19 to Q2/19. Higher output levels where observed in Asia (up 20%), Europe (up 3%) and the U.S. (up 1.4%). The overall results of Asia were driven by a 27% increase in China’s yarn production. In the Asian region, only Korea recorded a production decrease (down 1.4%). Decreases were also observed in Brazil (down 2.2%) and Egypt (down 16%). Forecasts for Q2/19 are optimistic for Pakistan, Taiwan and South Africa. Global yarn stocks decreased by 4.7% in Q1/19. This results from the stagnation of European and Egyptian stocks and the decrease in the Asian region […]