15 March 2017 - Polyester prices have plunged in the last seven days in China, after inventories have reached excessively high levels in anticipation of higher prices later this year. On the contrary, the fall of intermediate prices has triggered a sudden decline of demand with price consecutively plummeting. 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.
14 March 2017 - Demand for yarns remains strong in China where inventories have reached low levels. Official sales from state reserves should however result in lower cotton fiber and yarn prices in the coming period whereas polyester fiber and spun prices are already falling. 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.
14 March 2017 - Prices are progressively soaring at factory gates in China, reflecting the end of the restructuring process in the country and a return to healthier economic growth. Textile prices have also more clearly risen in January and February, due to much higher material and energy costs. 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.
9 March 2017 - Polyester fiber and spun yarn prices have again risen in February, in China, India and Pakistan. Margins have further deteriorated however, as spinners were long in raising their price offers. Our monthly report compares polyester staple fiber and polyester spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, in both local currency terms and US$ terms. Gross margins of spinners are also calculated on a monthly basis. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
9 March 2017 - Viscose prices are now stabilized in Asia, reflecting a weaker demand after polyester prices have begun falling back to lower levels. Margins have melted in the last 12 months at spinning mills producing 100% VSF yarns in China and in Pakistan. 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.