Spandex/Elastane Market, Prices and Raw Materials (MDI, BDO, THF, PTMEG)

Spandex and PTMEG Prices in China Monthly Report

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.

Spandex prices have continued sharply rising in the last four weeks in China.

Average price for benchmark 40D bright has gained 3,500 yuan per metric ton or 10.6% at 36,500 yuan.

20D is now sold at 43,000 yuan whereas 30D has reached 40,500 yuan.

Operating rates remain at a high level of about 85% with inventories at 30 days, however.

Prices have stopped rising in the past seven days which could announce a more stable market in the coming period.

Nylon and polyester prices are currently dropping in China, after having excessively risen in the last months.

Raw material costs of spandex producers have also continued rising in the last four weeks with PTMEG being up 2,500 yuan or 16.7%.

Profit margins have further fallen at spandex plants from their high level reached at the end of last year.

In three months, PTMEG has surged 25% whereas spandex has only increased by 18%.

Daily and Historical Spandex Prices

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Spandex and PTMEG (Daily and Historical Series)

Price Database: Daily Spandex Prices

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