ITMF: Shipments of new textile machinery decr...

Shipments of new textile machinery decreased in 2019


In 2019, global shipments of spinning, texturing, weaving, knitting, and finishing machines decreased on average compared to 2018.

Deliveries of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors fell by 20% each, and long-staple spindles dropped by 66%. The number of shipped draw-texturing spindles declined by 4.5% and deliveries of shuttle-less looms shrunk by 0.5%. Shipments of large circular machines contracted by 1.2%, while shipped flat knitting machines fell by 40%. The sum of deliveries in the finishing segment also decreased by 2% on average.
These are the main results of the 42nd annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland. The report covers 6 segments of textile machinery, namely spinning, draw-texturing, weaving, large circular knitting, flat knitting and finishing.
The 2019 survey has been compiled in cooperation with more than 200 textile machinery manufacturers representing a comprehensive measure of world production.

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