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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 …