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 - Cottton yarn prices are now declining on India's export markets, whereas they are stable on the domestic market. The level of cotton prices looks increasingly unbearable for Indian spinners trying to stay competitive on the global market. Our review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic and export markets, including carded and combed cotton, poly-cotton, poly-viscose, 100% polyester and 100% viscose. Yarn prices are compared with fiber prices offering latest trends in spinners' margins. Market fundamentals are available on a monthly basis, including production and exports.
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 - Optimism prevails at China's spinning mills after cotton yarn import prices have further risen in the last days, over a high level of cotton prices in India and Pakistan. 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.
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.
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