17 January 2017 - Nylon prices have continued rising in the last four weeks in China, over a new increase of raw material costs. Polyester chain prices have surged 35% to 45% in only two months, as a result of a lack of supply on the international market. 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.
17 January 2017 - The fall of the reminbi has erased the rise of yarn import prices in dollar terms, in the last four weeks in China. Imports have sharply rebounded at the end of last year, as reflected by our November trade data. 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.
17 January 2017 - China's textile and apparel exporters are now confronted wirh a rebound of production costs, as energy prices surge and chemical fibers have also sharply increased. Textile and apparel prices have begun more clearly climbing at factory gates in December, according to official data. This statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
16 January 2017 - Polyester prices have risen across the board in December in China, India and Pakistan with spinners trying to raise their prices in line with the rebound of their material costs. However, margins have suffered at spinning mills, if considering the 100% polyester spun yarns. 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.
16 January 2017 - Polyester intermediate prices are now stabilized amid a fall of demand from polyester producers and a low level of inventories at filament weaving plants in China. Our weekly report covering 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.
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