Global shipment of spinning machinery
by Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed
Memon, Dean KASBIT.
In 2015 a worldwide shipments of new short-staple spindles
fell by nearly 8%, the second decrease in a row. The level of
short staple spindles declined to about 9 million spindles, the
lowest level since 2009.
Most of the new short staple spindles (92%) were shipped to
Asia, whereby shipments fell by 7% year-on-year. Thereby China,
the world’s largest investor of short-staple spindles,
experienced a decline of 26%, whereas deliveries to Bangladesh,
Indonesia and Vietnam rose by 97%, 4% and 31%, respectively. All
of the five largest investors for short-staple spindles in 2015
originated from Asia. In addition to China, other countries from
Asia are India, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
In 2015 global shipments of long-staple (wool) spindles
decreased sharply to 61% from 138,000 in 2014 to 54,000.
Deliveries to Turkey, one of the main investors of long-staple
spindles in the last few years, fell by 83% from 67,000 in 2014
to over 11,000 spindles in 2015. Shipments of open-end rotors
fell by 6% to a level over 3,83,000 rotors in 2015. About 81% of
worldwide shipments of open-end rotors were destined for Asia.
Global shipments of single heater draw-texturing spindles
(mainly used for polyamide filaments) fell by nearly 82% from
over 6,500 in 2014 to nearly 1,200 in 2015.