Viscose staple fibre markets in Asia continued to trend north with improved sales and low inventories despite successive resumption of production. In China, both high end and mid-to-high end VSF producers were keen to raise offers but actual deals remained at a discount. Most producers held inventory around 10 days' worth while supply constraints were notable in high-end VSF market.
Weak demand continued to plague Asian viscose filament yarn market although producers adopted flexible pricing methods with varying negotiations. However, buyers were undeterred by the offerings and remained on the sidelines as end-use demand was still poor. In dissolving pulp market saw spots or promptly cargoes with offers mostly in the range of US$1,000-1,050 a ton, while actual trades were generally concluded at US$1,000 a ton with some talks heard at US$1,020 a ton.