22 March 2017 - Polyester prices are less obviously dropping in China, due to a stabilization of raw material costs in the last week. Production levels and inventories are however remaining very large. 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 March 2017 - Nylon prices have begun falling in the last weeks, after raw material costs of polyamide fiber producers have sharply declined. They had previously surged and the nylon chain is therefore experiencing an extreme volatility. 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.
21 March 2017 - Spandex prices have continued rising in the last four weeks in China, however stabilizing over the past week. Profit margins are falling at spandex plants, as raw material costs have more sharply increased in the meantime. Our monthly report covers spandex and PTMEG prices on the domestic Chinese market, with gross margin trends at spandex plants on a weekly basis. Historical data are displayed over the last 7 years. Daily data over the last 12 months are available for download.
20 March 2017 - Polyester intermediate prices are no more falling in Asia, as a clear sign that the market is supported by strong fundamentals, including a high level of polyester production in China. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Asia, including PX (paraxylene), PTA (purified terephthalic acid), MEG (mono-ethylene glycol), polyester chips, and polyester staple and filament prices. Asian Contract Prices (ACPs) are also available for the PX, PTA and MEG markets in Asia, with 5-year charts and downloadable historical data.
20 March 2017 - Cotton prices have recovered in the last week in New York, as a clear sign that they will remain very firm in the coming months, due to lower supplies than expected in India and also due to China's policy maintaining prices at acceptable levels for its farmers. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York and China, and the physical indicator "A Index". Domestic cotton prices in China, India and Pakistan are also reviewed through a large number of tables and charts. All data are available for download.
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