22 February 2017 - Polyester prices have slightly declined in the last days in China, over lower material costs. Seasonal demand should support prices in the coming period, however. 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.
22 February 2017 - Production prices are now more significantly rising at textile factory gates in China, after having already stopped declining in the last quarter of 2016. Labor costs are kept under control by contrast, limiting any rise of apparel prices at clothing plants. This statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
21 February 2017 - Cotton yarn import prices have begun dropping in the last days, reflecting a lack of demand from Chinese processors and lower cotton prices on the international market. 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. Import prices are also available for yarns from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Domestic and import yarn prices are compared. All data are available for download.
17 February 2017 - Nylon 6 prices are further surging in Asia, being boosted by higher material costs. Benzene and caprolactam prices have also sharply increased in the past three months, in line with tight supply and strong demand. Our monthly report covers the latest trends of nylon 6 (polyamide 6) prices, also offering a detailed view of the nylon chain prices, including benzene, caprolactam, staple fibers and filament yarns. 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.
16 February 2017 - Viscose prices have further surged in the last seven days in China, as demand was recovering back from holidays and tight supply was again supporting prices. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan are also available. Cotton linter, cotton pulp and wood pulp prices on domestic and import markets are being tracked over the last 12 months, in addition.
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