DNFI World Natural Fibre Update

(Update: September 7th 2022)

DNFI World Natural Fibre Update Depending on the continent and climate zone, natural fibers grow all year round. The dependence on local and global weather influences changes the quality and quantity of the fibers at the time of harvest or during and after cleaning and processing.

Geopolitical or regional events are other factors affecting the availability of natural fibers. In the case of statistical evaluations, it must be taken into account that some regional harvest periods also take place at the turn of the year.

World Natural Fibre Production in 2022 is estimated at 32.6 million tonnes, down 1.1 million tonnes from the estimate one month ago. Production reached 33.3 million tonnes in 2021 and 31.6 million in 2020.

Excerpt from the report September 2022:

…. Nearby cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange rose 14% from the end of July and finished August at $2.60 per kilogram …. World production of jute and allied fibres is estimated unchanged at 3.2 million tonnes in 2022 compared with …. Production of coir fibre rose by an average of 18,000 tonnes per …. Flax has also been trending upward, rising by …. World wool production is forecast up by 5% in 2022 to 1.09 million tonnes (clean), the highest since ….

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    The DNFI World Natural Fibre Update is provided by: Dr. Terry Townsend, DNFI Statistics and Data Analysis Expert.