18 May 2007 08:15 [Source: ICIS news]
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The country produced 101,525 tonnes of man-made fibres last month, up from 96,724 tonnes in April 2006 but down 0.6% from the previous month.
Of the total, 88,428 tonnes of synthetic fibres were produced in April, a 4% increase year on year. This was, however, a 0.1% decrease from 88,560 tonnes month on month, the association said.
Among the synthetic fibres, the production of acrylic staple in April rose 19% to 21,548 tonnes, from 18,114 tonnes the previous year. This also marked a 1.2% increase from 21,301 tonnes in March.
The production of polyester filament in April increased 1.1% to 22,326 tonnes, from 22,081 tonnes year on year. This also marked a 3.4% increase from 21,600 tonnes month on month, the association said.
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