The global yarn production improved in Q2/17. It increased in Asia, Europe, and Brazil and slightly declined in the USA. The combined effect brings the global yarn production to a level slightly higher than it was in Q2/16. The apparent stability of global yarn stocks between Q1/17 and Q2/17 is the composite result of a strong increase Brazil and a strong decrease in Egypt. Global yarn stocks have also improved compared to the same quarter a year earlier. Global yarn orders have fell in all regions in Q2/17.