10 February 2016 - Yarn prices are rising in the current period in India, in line with long-term trends observed in the last months. Cotton prices are now falling, however, which could pressure yarn prices in the coming weeks. Our comprehensive review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic markets in Ludhiana (Punjab) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), with a wide range of products and counts, including cotton yarns (carded and combed), polyester spun, polyester-cotton, polyester-viscose and polyester-acrylic. Export market prices are also available for both cotton and polyester-cotton.
10 February 2016 - Crude olil prices were today rebounding after falling at the start of the week. The current volatility of the global market offers a sign of coming uncertainties for the polyester chain. Over the long term, polyester prices could however get some support from the historical drop in excess capacities in China. Our weekly report covers the Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison of polyester staple fibers with cotton and viscose. The gross margin of polyester spun yarn producers is also released.
10 February 2016 - US imports of cotton apparel have started bottoming out in 2015, in line with a decline of unit prices. Man-Made fiber apparel imports have however continued surging, although decelerating in the last quarter last year. Wool apparel imports have plunged, by contrast, as reflected by our detailed analysis of US apparel imports for every category of products. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive view of volume, value and unit value changes, compared with previous quarters and years in 2010-15. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
9 February 2016 - Nylon 6 prices have stayed stable ahead of holidays but weaker raw material costs could mean lower polyamide prices in the coming period. Our monthly report covers the latest trends of nylon (polyamide) 6 prices, also offering a detailed view of the caprolactam (CPL) prices in China. The nylon/CPL spread is also calculated for assessing gross margin trends for polyamide producers. Daily prices of the past 12 months are available for download.
9 February 2016 - Cotton yarn prices were last week frozen in China, ahead of holidays. A new decline could be observed after the break, with cotton prices also expected decreasing. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Qianqing (Zhejiang). Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Domestic and import yarn prices are compared. Historical data are available for download.
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