New INDA Report Benchmarks South American Nonwovens Supply, Demand And Trade 2015-2020

CARY, N.C. — October 21, 2016 —­­­­ INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the fourth study of the South American region with the “South American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2015 – 2020” for nonwoven producers and suppliers, converters, manufacturers, brand owners, analysts, and raw materials and machinery suppliers and it is now available.

The report builds on South American, Central American and Caribbean economic and demographic trends to provide detailed supply and demand data, in addition to regional trade flows and forecasts. Written by industry consultant, Rick Jezzi, Principal, A.D. Jezzi & Associates, LLC, and Brad Kalil, Director of Market Research and Statistics, INDA, the 180-page report offers 96 figures and 51 tables defining where the industry has been (2010-2015) and the forecast of where it is heading (2015-2020).

“No forward looking company interested in the South American nonwovens industry should go without this important new report. The historical data from 2010 and 2015, in addition to the forecasts for 2020 fulfills our mission to provide credible, actionable data to the industry as a basis for important market and investment decisions,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

The report covers:

  • Macro-Drivers: Trends impacting the nonwovens industry including economic, population, gender, age group, and geographic data
  • Nonwoven Supply: Production data by process including spunmelt, drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid processes from 2010 and 2015, with a forecast for 2020
  • Nonwoven Demand: End-use production data in twelve end-use categories including absorbent hygiene, home & office furnishings, geosynthetics, apparel, and transportation from 2010 and 2015, with a forecast for 2020
  • Trade Flows: Intra-region, inter-region, and overall South American trade flows

“Even though the region’s growth rate has been reduced in several key countries due to an economic slowdown, they are expected to eventually rebound and continue their growth.  The region has moved from an emerging to a developing market and will see, at the end of the forecast period, several countries in the mature market status. This slowdown which has impacted the larger economies have provided silver linings in other countries, and highlighted them as potential areas for current investment and growth,” said Rick Jezzi, Report Co-author.

Posted October 21, 2016

Source: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry