Textile Fiber Price Comparison in last 12 months

Textile Fiber Price Comparison Monthly Report

Textile fiber prices have experienced different trends in the last four weeks depending on materials, with cotton sharply falling from its recent peak, and most other fiber price indicators stagnating ahead of Chinese holidays. Our tables and charts offer a 12-month price comparison of most used textile fibers, including cotton, polyester, viscose, wool, acrylic and nylon, all being available over a weekly basis through our csv file.


Cotton prices have returned to lower levels in the past three weeks in New York, after dramatically rising in the previous period over speculative buying.

The extremely high price volatility is nothing new on the cotton market, reflecting the lack of reliable data in a few key countries.

The level of contamination in countries like India has also been underestimated whereas GM cotton is less resistant than a few years earlier.

Cotton prices could now stabilize, as a result of a low level in seasonal available quantities, especially on export markets.

The New York's market has actually returned back to its level a year ago.


Polyester staple fiber prices have gained 10.8% in the meantime in China, reflecting the sharp rise of demand for this cheaper product.

After rising at the end of last year, polyester has eventually remained stable in dollar terms, as a slight decline of PSF prices in yuan terms was offset by a rise of the Chinese currency.

The long-term polyester rally should resume after Chinese holidays, as demand will rebound in China. Such a rise will be transmitted to other markets in Pakistan and India.


Viscose prices have been frozen in the past four weeks in local currency terms in China, therefore rising 2.6% in dollar terms.

Demand looks relatively depressed whereas new capacities could now replace polluting plants which had been shut down in the past two years.

Viscose prices have already dropped 9% in the past 12 months, in dollar terms in China.

Wool and Acrylic

By contrast, wool prices have surged 34% over the same annual period of time, reflecting a strong demand for the fiber, whatever its price level.

The price of 21 micron types in Australia has further gained 3.8% in the last four weeks, jumping 17.7% in three months only.

Acrylic fibers have followed Australian wool, experiencing a rise of more than 20% in 12 months in China.

It is mostly due to a jump of feedstock prices whereas demand for acrylic has been boosted by the surge of rival wool.

Nylon 6

Nylon 6 fiber prices have remained relatively stable in the last weeks, reflecting a firm demand for polyamide filament yarns in China.

The fall of the US dollar may now result in a new rise of commodity prices on the global markets, with a possible shift from overpriced equities to commodities further boosting prices.

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Textile fiber price comparison in last 12 months (.csv file)


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