|SL.||Machine Type||Manufacturer||Country of Origin|
|1||Blow Room||Trumac, Trutzschler||India, Germany|
|2||Carding||Trutzschler, Trumac||Germany, India|
|3||Draw frame||Toyota, Rieter||Japan, Switzerland|
|4||Simplex||Jiangsu Hongyuan, Toyota||China, Japan|
|7||Ring frame||Marjoli, Shanghai Erfanji||China|
|8||Auto Coner||Schlafhorst, Savio, Murata||Germany, Italy, Japan|
|SL.||Section||Year of Establishment||Numbers of Spindles||Production Capacity in (Kgs)|
|1||Delsey Cotton Spinning Mills Ltd. – Ring Section||2002||55728||25000 Kgs|
|2||Delsey Rotor Mills Ltd. – Rotor Section||2007||4600||18000 kgs|
|1||100% Cotton yarn (Combed/Carded)||Ne. 10 to Ne. 80|
|2||Slub Yarn||Ne. 20 to Ne. 30|
|3||Viscose, Viscose + Cotton||Ne. 20 to Ne. 40|
|1||Autocoro||Ne. 10 to Ne. 24|
|2||Rotor||Ne. 03 to Ne. 24|
|3||Slub||Ne. 09 to Ne. 14|
Textile sector of Bangladesh is playing a very important role in the economic development of the country by earning huge foreign exchange which is next to wage earners remittance. Besides creation of employment opportunities and supporting government policy of poverty alleviation, textile sector has become the accelerator of economic growth. Over more than a decade, the sector experienced significant development and export earnings of textile & clothing increased considerably. The knitwear sector’s export earnings stood at $ 6.4 billion while woven’s was $6.1 billion during the last year. Keeping the momentum, Bangladesh has already become one of the major suppliers of clothing in EU market. The sector also has remarkable contribution to GDP (around 10°/0) as around 77% of the export earnings come from this sector. At this moment 100% demand for raw materials for knit RMG are being met . by local sources side by side it fulfills the requirements for domestic fabric and yarn.
Since after liberation, the number of spinning mills gradually increased over the years. The country has 1350 textile mills with cumulative investment of TK. 400 billion which is the biggest industrial sector. Spindle capacity increased to 7.2 million having yarn production capacity of 1600 million kg. Loom capacity also increased to 5000 million having fabric production capacity of 1600 million meters. Considerable size of backward linkage industry has been established for which knit sub sector also achieved phenomenal growth. The achievement so far made was possible due to permitting textile machinery at zero duty/tax and other incentives. However, due to significant involvement of capital machinery, the sector, on an average, is highly leveraged having 70% borrowing in the capital structure.
Bangladesh also emerged as a significant supplier of Denim cloths & Home textile products to the European market. This has become possible due to availability of local raw materials-particularly cotton yarn which are being produced mainly from waste cotton. In spite of that Denim fabric manufacturers are experiencing problems due to no specific rate of wastage for denim fabric, high duty/tax of spare parts of denim machines, delay in obtaining utilization permission (UP), delay in realizing money from exported fabrics etc.
The demand for clothing continues to be in increasing trend due to increased population. However, the production of yarn and cloths are not being increased in line with demand resulting to considerable demand-supply gap. However, due to irregular gas supply, textile production started reducing which resulted to maximum 50% production loss. The problem started since march 2009 and nowadays has reached to worst situation in Dhaka, Chittagong, Gazipur, Savar and Narayangong zones. At the time of recovering from the impact of global recession, the gas crisis has been a big menace for the sector which can even cause the loss of the international market. Despite the fact, we have ample scope to consolidate the sector to explore maximum benefit out of it for which fair deal by the government in terms of infrastructure, utilities, policies, financial support and necessary market protection from illegal entry of textile raw materials and finished good is required.