The annual council is an important platform for companies to understand industry market information, discuss and develop future directions. At the meeting, Gao Yong, vice president of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, comprehensively analyzed the operation of the textile economy in 2012 and made judgments on the development trend of the industry in 2013.
According to the China Textile Industry Federation Entrepreneur Questionnaire, in the fourth quarter of 2012, China’s textile industry prosperity index was 58.61, indicating that the industry as a whole showed a warming trend. Gao Yong believes that this year’s export market has a recovery trend, but it depends on whether China’s textile and apparel international competitiveness can be maintained. With the urbanization and the growth of residents’ income, the domestic demand market will expand steadily; the price difference of cotton will continue this year, the pressure of the cotton spinning industry will not decrease, and the export of cotton products will still be affected; the industry will run smoothly, and the overall trend will be low and high.
Wang Shutian pointed out that in 2013, the focus of the textile machinery industry will still be industrial upgrading and structural adjustment. He said that although the economic operation of the textile machinery industry showed a weakening trend in 2012, the pace of structural adjustment of industrial enterprises has obviously accelerated.
Wang Shutian pointed out that the textile machinery industry should further explore how to promote technological innovation in the industry. As a large textile machinery country with a large production scale and a large variety of products in the world, domestic textile machinery enterprises cannot always follow the technical aspects of products, but strive to be the leader. To this end, China Textile Machinery Association is organizing member companies to strengthen technical cooperation and promotion among enterprises by creating innovative technology alliances in the textile machinery industry. At present, the “New Generation Textile Equipment Industry Technology Innovation Alliance” led by the Association is in the process of being promoted. Wang Shutian said that the establishment of the alliance will provide enterprises, universities and research institutes with technical cooperation and promotion platforms in line with market rules, and jointly break through the technical bottleneck of industrial development.
At the meeting, China Textile Machinery Industry Association elected Lu Honggang, vice chairman of China Textile Machinery and Equipment Industry Association, as the secretary-general of China Textile Machinery Industry Association, and Gu Ping and Chen Xingqiang as vice presidents.