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February 22nd, 2022

Price trend According to the data of SunSirs, the price of 3128B cotton lint was about 22,810 RMB/ton on the 21st, up 0.10% from the beginning of the month Analysis review On the 21st, the average price of the domestic cotton price index 3128B was 22,783 RMB/ton, down 39 RMB/ton from last weekend. On the …

June 24th, 2019

Cotton prices have further declined in New York, although with very different results depending on contracts. Demand is depressed from spinners on the international and domestic markets with participants waiting for the results of the G8-summit later this week, which should tell if China will resume buying cotton on the international market. Domestic markets are …

June 17th, 2019

Cotton prices have stayed at their currently low level in the past week, over a lack of demand from spinners who are primarily trying to reduce their stocks, also anticipating prices to stay very weak in the coming season. Global cotton stocks at the end of 2019-20 have been raised by the US Department of …

June 10th, 2019

Cotton prices have further plunged at the end of last week in New York, reflecting massive selling by speculative funds. Prices are not expected rebounding in the next season, due to a recovery of global production. In China, demand remains anemic, further depressing domestic prices. Prices are much more resisting in India and Pakistan.  Cotton …

June 03rd, 2019

Cotton prices were in free fall at the start of the new week on the international market, as a result of latest threats by president Trump to apply additional tariffs on Mexican products. Although cotton prices should now firm up as the latest crop is drying up, political disruption may depress the cotton market at …

May 27th, 2019

Cotton prices have begun recovering in the seven past days after sharply falling in the previous weeks. Although long-term data are depressing market prices with a much larger global output expected in the next season, short-term factors should boost cotton to higher levels when US cotton supplies will have dried up in the coming weeks.  …

May 20th, 2019

Cotton prices have continued sharply falling in the last week, over a new deterioration of the China-US relationship. The rebound of global cotton production expected for the coming season is also pressuring prices on international but also on the domestic markets. Even in China, domestic cotton prices are sharply falling. Cotton prices have continued last …

May 13th, 2019

Cotton prices have dramatically fallen in the last week in New York, over a possible failure of China-US trade negotiations and the release by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) of bearish data for the next season 2019-20. Cotton prices have plunged in the last week in New York, over difficulties for US negotiators in …

May 06th, 2019

Cotton prices have surprisingly fallen in the last week in New York whereas also dropping on domestic markets in China, India and Pakistan. US futures have been depressed by a decline of commodity prices and renewed pessimism over ongoing trade negotiations with China. Cotton inventories could also be larger on domestic markets than earlier expected.  …

April 29th, 2019

Cotton prices have slightly fallen on the international market after China has announced that its official sales from state reserves will resume in the next week. Chinese buyers are however still expected turning to the US crop and therefore pushing up New York futures to higher levels. Cotton prices have stayed firm in the past …

Polyester

June 26th, 2019

Polyester staple fiber prices have continued sharply rebounding in the past seven days in China whereas being also raised in Pakistan. The low level of Chinese inventories could continue supporting prices.  Polyester fiber prices could rapidly stabilize in the coming period in China, after having sharply rebounded in the last 10 days. In Pakistan, PSF …

June 24th, 2019

Polyester chain prices have clearly rebounded in the last seven days, being boosted by a need to replenish stocks which had been depleted during the previous fall of prices. Demand could however rapidly vanish if Washington and Beijing fail in finding an agreement over their trade conflicts at the end of the week. Polyester intermediate …

June 19th, 2019

Polyester fiber prices have rebounded in the last days in China whereas further declining in India, by contrast. Demand is recovering in China, after prices have significantly fallen with polyester use being currently favored by a riser of the Cotton-PSF price difference.  Polyester prices have clearly bottomed out in the last days in China. Benchmark …

June 17th, 2019

Polyester chain prices have stayed relatively firm in the last week, with PTA and MEG even slightly recovering in the last days. Demand is bottoming out from textile producers after polyester prices have fallen to very competitive levels.  Polyester chain prices have failed in indicating clear directions in the past week, as demand was bottoming …

June 05th, 2019

Polyester fiber prices have further plunged in the last seven days in China, over a weakness in demand. The full textile chain is actually anticipating a new decline of prices in the coming period, therefore limiting its orders as far as possible. Polyester staple fiber prices have continued sharply falling in the last seven days …

June 03rd, 2019

Polyester chain prices have fallen across the board over the weekend with most petrochemical products eventually declining 15-20% in two weeks. PTA prices have heavily dropped, leaving room for further lowering polyester prices in the coming period. Polyester chain prices have heavily fallen in the last two days, in line with a looming geopolitical crisis …

May 29th, 2019

Polyester prices have further fallen in the last seven days in China, however possibly bottoming out in the coming days. The rebound of PTA prices and lower production levels at polyester plants could eventually trigger a rise of staple fiber and filament prices. Polyester fiber prices are possibly bottoming out in China, after experiencing a …

May 27th, 2019

Raw material costs of polyester producers could now rebound, in line with a sharp decline of operating rates being planned at MEG plants. PTA producers could however accept lower prices after having sharply reduced their offers in the past two weeks. Raw material costs of polyester fiber producers were slightly rising this Monday in China. …

May 22nd, 2019

Polyester fiber prices have sharply fallen in the past seven days and may be expected further tumbling in the short term, due to a series of factors analyzed in our weekly report. With apparel exports plunging and clothing retail sales declining, demand for textiles and fibers is rapidly weakening, as a result.  Polyester fiber prices …

May 20th, 2019

Polyester chain prices have begun falling across the board in the last week in Asia, as PTA and PSF prices were eventually plunging on spot markets. Although margins have remained at high levels, operating rates could be lowered at PTA and polyester plants, as demand has sharply declined from downward textile producers expecting lower prices …

Viscose

June 06th, 2019

Viscose fiber prices have further dropped in the last seven days, although less sharply falling than polyester. Demand for viscose could therefore be negatively affected in the coming period, when raw material costs are not really dropping in addition.  Viscose fiber prices have continued falling in the last seven days with benchmark 1.5D VSF losing …

May 30th, 2019

Viscose prices have further declined in the last seven days in China, mostly due to the weakness of demand from downward processors. The sharp fall of cotton and polyester fiber prices in the past weeks has pressured viscose prices.  Viscose fiber prices have more sharply dropped in the last seven days than in previous weeks. …

May 23rd, 2019

Viscose prices have more slightly dropped than cotton and polyester prices in the past two weeks in China, having previously tumbled over a high level of excess inventories. Viscose yarn prices have been however lowered in the past days due to a lack of demand. Viscose staple fiber prices have continued dropping in the last …

May 16th, 2019

Viscose fiber prices have begun sharply falling in China after cotton and polyester prices have started sliding. New capacities are expected further depressing prices in the coming period whatever the fall of margins at fiber plants. 100% viscose and poly-viscose yarn prices are also falling. Viscose staple fiber prices have begun more sharply declining in …

May 09th, 2019

Giá xơ viscose giảm nhẹ trong những ngày qua tại Trung Quốc, do nhu cầu yếu. Lần đầu tiên sau nhiều tháng, chi phí nguyên liệu thô giảm trong tuần này,. Ngược lại, ở Pakistan, giá viscose tăng so với hàng xuất khẩu dệt may mạnh từ nước này. Giá xơ viscose tiếp tục giảm …

May 09th, 2019

Viscose fiber prices have slightly declined in the past days in China, over a weakness in demand. Raw material costs have however dropped this week, for the first time in months. In Pakistan by contrast, viscose prices have risen over strong textile exports from the country.  Viscose staple fiber prices have continued slightly declining in …

April 25th, 2019

Viscose staple fiber prices have stayed unchanged in the past seven days in China over a lack of demand from downward processors. In Pakistan by contrast, VSF prices have nearly risen 2% in a single week, reflecting strong sales of spun yarns in the current period.  Viscose fiber prices have stayed unchanged for the last …

April 18th, 2019

Viscose fiber prices have stayed stable in the last seven days in China but could actually decline in the coming weeks over a lack of demand and excess production and inventories. There is however a limit down which will trigger a fall of operating rates.  Viscose staple fiber prices have stayed unchanged in the last …

April 11th, 2019

Viscose fiber prices have stayed unchanged in the last seven days in China, also staying frozen in Pakistan which is increasingly dependent on its imports of Chinese VSF. China’s viscose exports to Pakistan but also to Indonesia have surged since 2013, as reflected by our below available 5-year data. Viscose prices have remained firm in …

April 04th, 2019

Viscose prices have slightly bottomed out in the past week in China after heavily falling in March. A series of VSF facilities have been shut down for limiting losses and supporting prices whereas inventories have fallen at spinning mills. Viscose fiber prices have bottomed out in the past seven days in China, rising 200 yuan …

Others (reference)

June 21st, 2019

Wool prices have further dwindled this week in Australia whatever the fall of the local currency. Demand remains very weak although wool prices have sharply dropped in the last weeks. The negative anticipations triggered by the Brexit and US-China trade war are taking their tool on the wool market.  Wool prices have continued plunging this …

June 07th, 2019

Wool prices have returned to lower levels this week in Australia, after experiencing a short-lived rebound. The dragon boat festival has obviously depressed Chinese demand. After experiencing a short-lived rebound in the past week, wool prices have returned back to lower levels this week in Australia. Absence of two major Chinese buyers has depressed demand …

May 31st, 2019

Wool prices have suddenly and sharply rebounded this week in Australia, reflecting a need for replenishing stocks, and continuous anxieties over the fall of available quantities, due to the drought in Australia. Wool prices have this week eventually rebounded in Australia, with the benchmark indicator gaining no less than 54 Aussie cents per kilo clean, …

May 30th, 2019

Spandex prices have continued falling in the past weeks in China, over a lack of demand from downward processors. PTMEG prices have stayed firm but MDI prices have suddenly plunged after previously rebounding. Spandex prices could now further drop until weakest units will be shut down.  Spandex prices have continued falling in the last weeks …

May 24th, 2019

Wool prices have continued sharply falling this week in Australia. Sales of wool apparel have eventually fallen at retail, after prices have excessively risen in the past 12 months. The surge of wool prices has destroyed demand, not surprisingly, as reflected by latest US wool apparel import data.  Wool prices have further fallen this week …

May 10th, 2019

Wool prices have dropped this week in Australia, over a lack of demand from major Chinese buyers. The poor quality of drought-affected wool is also behind the decline of prices. Wool prices have declined this week in all currency terms, as a decline of the Aussie dollar has not helped supporting demand. The market indicator …

May 10th, 2019

Prices are now falling in the nylon chain, due to lower material costs and a weakness in demand from downward processors at the same time. Margins of nylon 6 filament producers could however improve to the detriment of chip makers. Caprolactam prices have begun tumbling in the last days in the Far East, due to …

April 19th, 2019

Wool prices have slightly recovered this week in Australia, as Chinese buyers were returning to the market ahead of 1-week Easter break. China’s demand has sharply dropped nevertheless as of last November and at least until last January, as reflected by our monthly data of China’s wool imports per origin, in volume, value and unit …

April 16th, 2019

Textile fiber prices have remained very firm in the past four weeks on the global market, mostly due to strong raw material costs. Demand was depressed by persistent uncertainties on the textile and apparel markets, partly due to ongoing trade negotiations between China and the United States. Textile fiber prices have not significantly moved in …

April 12th, 2019

Wool prices have fallen for the seventh consecutive week in a row in Australia, as demand was weakened by the strength of the local dollar and the low quality level of fibers. China is increasingly importing wool from other origins than Australia, offering more diversified supplies in terms of origins and products, as reflected by …