Results of production of the Polish textile-clothing branch in the 1st half of 2014 appeared to be quite good. In the case of many categories of products, there were impressive growths of production volume, first since a very long time.
In comparison to the analogical period of 2013, mainly textiles’ producers noted increase in almost all categories of production. Very high growths were noted by manufacturers of: flax yarn(+28%), fabrics with terry coating (+49%), fabrics from synthetic fibres as well as carpets and runners (+18%). First time for a very long time, the growth of production volume was noted by manufacturers of cotton yarns and fabrics.
The first half of 2014 brought also an immense increase of investments in both of the branches (textiles +93%, apparel +113%) as well as improvement of all economic ratios of production.
According to the GCA estimates, in the 1st half of 2014, ca. 3,8 thousand tonnes of raw cotton materials were imported and processed – those which are used for yarn, non-wovens and hygienic-cosmetic products based on cotton fibre.
It is possible, that imports and consumption of cotton raw materials in Poland will exceed 7 thousand tonnes in 2014.