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Textile Industry

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the volume and value of (a) cellulosic and (b) other man-made fibres produced and exported by the United Kingdom,

TABLE 1
PRODUCTION OF MAN-MADE FIBRES: CELLULOSICS
'000 tonnes
19521960196719721978
United Kingdom120·4*207·6*239·2252·6200·8
German Federal Republic140·2†246·1244·5160·7133·0
Italy77·0161·6181·7167·586·2
France74·4118·6109·0134·374·1
Japan183·4433·5531·7511·9424·0
United States of America515·2†515·5701·2727·6560·3
*Figures before 1967 are on a delivered weight basis, about 3 per cent. less than the corresponding actual weight of production.
† Production for sale only.
‡ Excludes cigarette filtration tow.
1979 figures are not readily available.
Sources:
CIRF'S (International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee).
United Nations Statistical Yearbook.
TABLE 2
PRODUCTION OF MAN-MADE FIBRES: NON-CELLULOSICS*
'000 tonnes
19521960196719721978
United Kingdom8·0†61·0†194·1373·9406·2
German Federal Republic4·052·5251·0640·6746·3
Italy2·133·7146·8314·9403·4
France3·345·3109·5234·4246·5
Japan3·5118·2566·01,099·61,413·0
United States of America95·6307·21,024·72,272·23,252·5
* Excludes production of textile glass fibre and olefin monofilament heavy denier and film fibres.
† Figures before 1967 are on a delivered weight basis about 3 per cent. less than the corresponding actual weight of production.
1979 figures are not readily available.
Sources:
CIRFS (International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee).
United Nations Statistical Yearbook.
TABLE 3
EXPORTS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES: CELLULOSICS*
'000 tonnes
196719721978
United Kingdom67·6131·2120·1
German Federal Republic98·450·053·1
Italy69·059·731·7
France40·148·751·3
Japan108·4161·4170·3
United States of America14·727·376·8
* Includes tops.
Comparable figures are not available for 1952 or 1960 and not yet readily available for 1979 to date.
Source: CIRFS (International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee).

Germany, France. Italy, the United States of America and Japan in 1952, 1967, 1972, 1978 and this year to date.

Figures showing the weight of the production and exports of cellulosics and other man-made fibres are given in the following tables. Value figures are not readily available.

TABLE 4
EXPORTS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES: NON-CELLULOSICS*

'000 tonnes

1967

1972

1978

United King54·4147·5184·0†
German Federal Republic116·0424·8532·1
Italy69·5153·8205·4‡
France37·8124·0158·3
Japan93·3360·1390·3
United States of America49·7109·0252·1

* Includes tops.

† Excluding H.T. polyamide and polyester yarns.
‡Including polypropylene filament.
Comparable figures are not available for 1952 or 1960 and not yet readily available for 1979 to date.

Source: CIRFS (International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee).

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will circulate in the Official Report a table showing the volume and value of cotton textiles produced by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan

Table 1
Production of Cotton Yarn
'000 tonnes
195219601967197219781979
United Kingdom*315·2287·6189·7121·491·324·7
German Federal Republict§240·8316·4249·7222·1163·643·0
France238·0281·2234·7214·8160·943·3
Italy178·0196·4194·6153·9159·947·5
United States of America‡1736·41791·61877·11517·31129·9293·7
Japan§447·2551·6518·9555·1447·9119·0
* Includes waste and mixture yarns
† Includes production in other than the cotton and allied textile industries.
‡ Figures estimated from raw cotton consumption.
§ Includes production in other than the cotton and allied textile industries. Also mixtures with cotton content of 50 per cent, or more unless also containing 10 per cent, or more of wool.
Source:
Textiles Statistics Bureau
TABLE 2
PRODUCTION OF WOVEN COTTON CLOTH
UNIT195219601967197219781979
Q1
United Kingdom*Mn Metres1546·11182·8681·2513·0380·8102·4
German Federal RepublicThous Tonnes1012·2†1399·5†167·4174·2145·739·0
FranceThous Tonnes211·2172·3158·4130·735·4
ItalyThous Tonnes111·4133·6118·1103·3115·436·3
United States of America‡Mn Metres8700·28563·97569·65180·93644·5
Japan§Mn. Sq Metres1871·93221·72825·12264·22315·3578·8
* Up to 1977 wholly of cotton: from 1978 predominantly of cotton.
† Million square metres.
‡ Including predominantly of cotton.
§ Includes mixtures with cotton content of 50 percent. Or more unless also containing 10 per cent. or more of wool.
║Not available.
Source:
Textile Statistics Bureau

in 1952, 1960, 1967, 1972, 1978 and this year to date.

Figures showing the value of production of the cotton textile industry are not available. The quantities of cotton yarn and woven cloth are given in the following tables: