11 February 2016 - With polyester staple fiber again declining, the margins of spun polyester producers have improved in January in China, India and Pakistan. Large differences are however observed depending on countries and this will have decisive consequences on the global market. 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.
10 February 2016 - Crude olil prices were today rebounding after falling at the start of the week. The current volatility of the global market offers a sign of coming uncertainties for the polyester chain. Over the long term, polyester prices could however get some support from the historical drop in excess capacities in China. 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.
9 February 2016 - Nylon 6 prices have stayed stable ahead of holidays but weaker raw material costs could mean lower polyamide prices in the coming period. Our monthly report covers the latest trends of nylon (polyamide) 6 prices, also offering a detailed view of the caprolactam (CPL) prices in China. 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.
9 February 2016 - Cotton yarn prices were last week frozen in China, ahead of holidays. A new decline could be observed after the break, with cotton prices also expected decreasing. 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. Domestic and import yarn prices are compared. Historical data are available for download.
4 February 2016 - Viscose prices have continued bottoming out in China after a small number of leading producers had previously agreed to lower their production. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices 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.
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