World yarn production rose in the second quarter of 2015 quarter-on-quarter. All regions experienced an increase but the strongest growth was in Asia and North America. On an annual basis, global yarn production increased moderately due to positive developments in Asia and North America. Worldwide yarn stocks rose.
Yarn stocks in Asia and South America were up, while European stocks were reduced. Year-on-year, global yarn stocks increased. Yarn orders in Europe rose in the second quarter of 2015 quarter-on-quarter as well as year-on-year.
Global fabric production rose in the second quarter of 2015. World fabric stocks increased quarter-on-quarter. Year-on-year, they also rose with increases in nearly all regions except for North America. Fabric orders in the second quarter decreased moderately in Europe quarter-on-quarter and rose in South America. On an annual basis, European orders rose, while they fell in South America.
Worldwide fabric stocks rose by 4.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 versus the first quarter of 2015. Stocks in Asia and South America were increased by 0.3 per cent and 15.7 per cent respectively. Global fabric inventories in the second quarter climbed by 3.7 per cent year-on-year. While fabric stocks were increased by 0.4 per cent in Asia, by four per cent in Europe and by 14 per cent in South America, they were reduced by 0.7 per cent in North America.