Fibre Chemistry

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Global and Russian Output of Polyester Fibres in 2013

  • E. M. Aizenshtein

In 2013, the global polyester (PE) fibre output was 46.7 million tons, including 32.3 million tons as complex yarns (textile, technical, monofilament, etc.) and 15.4 million tons as staple fibre and tow, which provided a growth of 8 and 2%, respectively, over 2012. The leading place here belongs to China, which accounted for 72% of the global PE fibre output and for about 90% of the output of the Asian region as a whole. In a few other countries, including the USA and Germany, the output rose perceptibly, by about 4%. In Western Europe, production of nonwovens from PE staple fibre is developed extensively. The situation in Russia, however, is much worse, especially in terms of consumption and output volumes. The share of PE fibres in the total volume of chemical fibres in the country in terms of demand, output, import, and export in 2013 was respectively 60, 40, 70, and 20%. The staple fibre produced was primarily derived from secondary polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the output of textile yarns fell by 30%, and technical yarns were imported fully.


Terephthalic Acid Fibre Output Staple Fibre Textile Yarn Paraxylene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Koltech Trading LtdMoskowRussia

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