On October 12, the second expanded meeting of the fourth executive directors of the China National Textile and Apparel Council was held in Shanghai. Gao Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary-General of the China Textile Federation, Sun Ruizhe, Chairman, Xu Kunyuan, former Vice Chairman, Yang Jichao, Vice Chairman, Xia Lingmin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Secretary-General Chen Weikang, Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection Wang Jiuxin, Vice Chairman Xu Yingxin, Chen Dapeng, Li Lingshen, Duan Xiaoping, Yang Zhaohua, Sun Huaibin, and Expert Advisory Committee members Chen Shujin, Zhang Yankai, Xu Wenying, Zhang Li and other leaders , As well as the standing director of the fourth council, specially invited vice-chairmen, heads of textile associations of relevant provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, heads of industry management offices, leaders of various departments and member units of the federation attended the meeting. Chen Weikang presided over the meeting.
Sun Xiaoyin, Director of the Personnel Department of China Textile Federation, gave a briefing on the special invitation of the 4th Council of the Vice-Chairman, Standing Director, and Director Change.
Xia Lingmin reported the economic performance of the textile industry in the first three quarters of 2017. In the first three quarters of 2017, the overall operation of my country's textile industry is stable and improving, leading in quality and efficiency. In recent years, my country's textile industry has been affected by many factors such as the domestic and foreign market demand environment and the adjustment of international industrial layout, showing a slowdown in growth. From January to August 2017, the industrial added value of my country's textile industry grew by 5.1%, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points from the same period last year. Among them, the growth rate of the industrial added value of the clothing industry was 6.8%, an increase of 2.3 percentage points from the same period last year.
The investment scale of my country's textile industry has started to pick up since the growth rate this year. From January to August 2017, my country's textile industry actually completed investment of 842.564 billion yuan, an increase of 6.95% year-on-year, and a drop of 2.16 percentage points from January to June. Overall, the national investment growth rate increased by 0.47 percentage points compared with the same period last year (6.48%), which was reflected in the rebound in investment growth in the eastern and central regions, which increased by 3.52 and 0.27 percentage points respectively from the previous year. In Xinjiang, due to the attractive investment policies and other factors, the investment growth is still rapid, and its proportion has increased significantly.
In terms of domestic sales, the retail sales of clothing, footwear, needles, and textiles above designated size from January to August 2017 were 931.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.3%. This was an increase of 0.1 percentage point over the same period last year. From January to August 2017, the growth rate of online retail sales of apparel reached 19.6%, an increase of 2.7% over the same period last year. From January to August 2017, the retail sales of clothing, footwear, needles, and textiles above designated size accounted for 9.61% of the retail sales of social consumer goods above designated size. In terms of domestic sales, the retail sales of clothing, footwear, needles, and textiles above designated size from January to August 2017 were 931.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.3%. This was an increase of 0.1 percentage point over the same period last year. From January to August 2017, the growth rate of online retail sales of apparel reached 19.6%, an increase of 2.7% over the same period last year. From January to August 2017, the retail sales of clothing, footwear, needles, and textiles above designated size accounted for 9.61% of the retail sales of social consumer goods above designated size.
In terms of exports, according to Customs Express data, from January to August 2017, my country's textile and apparel exports were US$175.469 billion, a year-on-year increase of 0.8% and an increase of 3.75 percentage points from the same period last year. From January to August, my country's textile and apparel export prices fell by 6.34% year-on-year, and the volume increased by 6.62% year-on-year. The overall export has improved compared with the same period last year, mainly due to the increase in export volume. From January to August 2017, my country exported 59.931 billion U.S. dollars of textiles and apparel to countries and regions related to the Belt and Road, an increase of 1.20% year-on-year, accounting for 33.24% of my country's textile and apparel exports to the world, an increase over the same period last year.
From January to August 2017, the profit margin of my country's textile industry increased by 0.09 percentage points. Among them, the profit rate of chemical fiber was 4.90%, an increase of 1.09 percentage points from the same period of the previous year; the profit rates of industrial use and home textile industry were 5.47% and 5.41%, respectively, which were down from the same period last year.
From January to August 2017, the proportion of three fees in my country's textile industry dropped by 0.08 percentage points. Among them, the ratio of the three fees in the cotton spinning and chemical fiber industries is not only lower than the industry average, but also has dropped significantly; the three fees in the printing and dyeing, home textile and industrial industries have a relatively high ratio and grow rapidly.
From January to August 2017, the profit rate of total assets of my country's textile industry accelerated by 1.49%. Among them, the total asset turnover rate of the cotton spinning industry was the fastest, at 1.87 times per year, an increase of 2.35% year-on-year; the total asset turnover rate of the clothing and woolen industry slowed down compared with the same period last year.
Regarding the outlook for the whole year's trend, Xia Lingmin said that in 2017, my country's macro-economy will continue to improve, and market expectations are good, which can provide positive support for the steady growth of industry domestic demand. The global economy has accelerated growth, the manufacturing industry has recovered, market confidence has improved, and economic and trade growth has reached a record high in the past six years. The world economy is experiencing the broadest simultaneous recovery in a decade. In 2017, the entire industry will continue to maintain a steady development momentum, and key economic indicators such as main business income and profits will continue to maintain stable growth.
Li Lingshen, Yang Zhaohua, and Sun Huaibin respectively explained the revision of the "Outline for Building a Textile Power (2011-2020)" in terms of technology, brand, and integration.
Li Lingshen said that the implementation of the scientific and technological goals of the "Strong Nation Outline" basically met expectations, but some indicators also need to be revised. The next step is to do a good job in adjusting and forecasting the outline of scientific and technological goals, sorting out the key points of innovation, and compiling a road map for the development of a powerful country.
Yang Zhaohua said that in terms of brand building, the medium-term goals of the "Strong Nation Program" have been well fulfilled. Brand building is also facing a new situation. The national strategy escorts brand growth; consumption upgrades give rise to diversified challenges; channel construction accelerates innovation and change. In the future, brand building should rely on the interaction of all parties to optimize the development environment; brand cultivation as the starting point to increase brand value; consumer demand-oriented to achieve effective supply; talent cultivation as the core to shape brand potential; model innovation as a means to reshape consumption Link; Supported by Chinese culture to strengthen brand connotation and enhance fashion discourse power.
Sun Huaibin said that the "Strong Nation Program" was revised because the current environment and situation at the time of its release have changed, and the goals and tasks at that time need to be adjusted. The new situation and new changes in the domestic and international macro environment are an important basis for the revision of the "Strong Nation Program." At the national strategic level, we must pay attention to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Belt and Road Initiative, Made in China 2025, ecological civilization construction, quality improvement actions, and promotion of entrepreneurship. In the domestic environment, we must pay attention to the continued impact of the financial crisis, the reindustrialization of developed countries, anti-globalization, the recovery of global fiber demand and textile trade, and the expansion of textile production capacity and competitiveness of developing countries. The textile industry's added value, exports, technology investment, brand data, sustainability, and talents need to be adjusted.
Sun Huaibin revealed that the revised report is not a revision of the original "Strong Nation Program", but a new report, which is expected to be released around the end of this year.
Sun Ruizhe made a work report on behalf of China Textile Federation. He summarized the five major achievements of China's textile industry since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: stable economic performance and stable social and international influence; the industrial structure has become more reasonable, and the industrial productivity layout has been continuously optimized; technological innovation has changed rapidly, and the industry has competitive advantages Obtain connotative development; deepen the value of brand building, and substantively establish the right to speak in the industry; sustainable development and responsible competitiveness have become the new source of value for the industry.
Regarding the new positioning of China's textile industry, Sun Ruizhe said that in the future, the development of China's textile industry will form a new industrial positioning with the label of "technology, fashion, and green", namely, high-quality and high-performance fibers, industrial textiles, and high-end intelligent manufacturing. The technology industry represented by the industry, the fashion industry represented by clothing brands and home textile brands, runs through the green manufacturing industry of the entire industrial chain, and finally realizes the sustainable development of the industry and reshapes the social image of the industry.
Sun Ruizhe listed the work carried out by the China National Textile and Apparel Council: to promote the overall upgrading of China's textile industry productivity system; to promote the industry to make good use of the two major international and domestic markets and two resources; to use the industry as a role to help achieve the sustainable development goals.
Regarding the next step of the China Textile Federation, Sun Ruizhe proposed: Based on the overall development situation, be a "guide" for the construction of a textile power; based on the actual situation of the industry, be a "spokesperson" of China's textile industry; "Contact".
(Reproduced from Textile and Apparel Weekly)