China Fast Figure: Cloth Output is Down
Gloria Van Rees
Cloth output YoY growth is down and in some areas decreased by alarming amounts. Chemical fiber, i.e. polyester and the like, decreased 37%. Blended cotton decreased the least amount seeing a YoY decrease of -9%. Cotton decreased percent change -21%. It is worth point out the difference between cloth and fabric. Cloth is fabric used for garments, and as a result generally have a different production standard. All cloth is fabric, but not all fabric is cloth. The downturn in chemical fiber output could have significant impacts on the garment outputs, particularly during a trade war.