List of Publications on the Textile Industry

The textile department of the ICAC analyses and makes projections of world end-use consumption of textile fibers, mill use, production and trade of cotton yarn and fabric, and production of chemical yarn for over 100 countries.It provides also a 5-10 year projections of world textile fiber end-use demand and a two-year projection of yarn and fabric. Some of its publications are listed below. 


Analyses and projections of world end-use textile fiber, mill use, production and trade of cotton and chemical fiber yarn and fabric for over 100 countries
Published annually in English.


The study provides data on cotton, wool, flax, cellulosic and non-cellulosic fibers available for consumption within each of 112 countries between 2000 and 2010. The methodology used in processing data and definitions of major items covered by the survey are the same as in previous FAO surveys done prior to 1995. The new FAO/ICAC survey covers 92% of world end-use fiber consumption and 97% of world mill consumption of textile fibers.

The survey is the only systematic data gathering operation covering the world at the level of the final consumer of textile fibers and the most valuable tool to measure textile demand and trade on a world and country basis. The survey is the only set of statistics that can be used by government and private industry analysts to establish and predict textile fiber demand, market shares, and trade in manufactured textiles.

The Survey released in July 2011, and updated in July 2013, includes in appendix a translation of technical terms into French and Spanish.

The Survey is also available for sale per region in the ICAC Bookstore. Regions available:

  • Developed Countries: $3,100
  • Developing Countries: $3,900
  • North America: $1,400
  • Europe: $1,100
  • Former USSR: $200
  • Oceania and Other Developed Countries: $500
  • Africa: $100
  • Latin America: $500
  • Near East: $400
  • Far East: $3,100

World Apparel Fiber Consumption Survey — July 2011

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