CIRFS monitors economic developments which affect the man-made fibres industry, including developments in international trade and the internal European market. It provides information and guidance to members on the possible effects, and prepares papers for use in contacts with the European Union and national governments.
It has an extensive data collection and market analysis system, providing essential market information for its members on trends in the man-made fibres industry.
For most of the principal fibres, CIRFS collects and distributes regular data on production and sales volumes.
It analyses import and export data for almost 70 countries.
It collects available data on production trends for man-made fibres in countries outside Europe.
CIRFS publishes (in electronic form) a yearly Guide to Man-made Fibre Statistics. Go to Publications to find more details and place an order.