1 December 2015 - Cotton prices have moved into different directions in November in China, India and Pakistan whereas polyester prices were everywhere relatively stable. Cotton and polyester price trends could be rather different in the next year. Our monthly report delivers a comparative view of the average cotton and polyester prices in China, India and Pakistan, including the latest and historical trends of cotton/polyester price difference. Our charts cover the past 5-year period. Full historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
30 November 2015 - PTA and MEG prices have continued to move into different directions in the last week, amid a slowing down demand from polyester producers in China. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Eastern Asia and in India, 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.
26 November 2015 - Spun polyester and polycotton prices have not really declined on the domestic market in Pakistan, after anti-dumping duties on Chinese polyester staple fibers have raised raw material costs. Our monthly report covers the latest trends in polyester staple fiber prices and spun yarn prices (100% polyester and polyester-cotton) in both Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Polyester filament prices are also covered. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
25 November 2015 - Prices are slightly rebounding in the polyester chain, over a slight rise of crude oil prices and stronger demand in November than expected. 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.
18 November 2015 - Polyester prices have begun declining with FDY and DTY already reaching historical lows. PSF and POY prices could rapidly follow the same way. 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.
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