Filament yarn exports were worth US$90 mn in March 2015

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-05-04 15:15:00 – Mumbai

In March 2015, about 58 million kg of filament yarns (all types) were exported to 79 countries. These include polyester, nylon, polypropylene and viscose filament yarns. More than 90 per cent of all filament yarns were of polyester, of which, DTYs were the largest at 78 per cent.

During March 2015, 55 million kg of polyester filament yarns were exported worth US$82 mil-lion. Turkey and Brazil were the major importers of Indian polyester filament yarns, followed by Bangladesh. They together accounted for 49 per cent of polyester filament yarn exports. Turkey was also major importer of polyester DTYs and POYs while Egypt was the only importer of polyester FDYs. South Africa was the sole importer of polyester industrial yarns in March.

In nylons, Sri Lanka was the major importer of nylon filament yarn, although the volume was only 37,000 kg worth US$0.25 million. In March, a total of 414,000 kg of nylon filament yarns was exported valued at US$1.49 million. About 30 per cent were in form of nylon DTYs. Another 40,000 kg were mono filament yarns and 13,000 kg of nylon tire yarn.

In case of polypropylene, 15 countries imported 250,000 kg of polypropylene filament yarns from India in March. Mexico was the top importer of these yarns largely the multi-filament yarns. USA and Germany were the other major importers of polypropylene filament yarns.

Viscose filament yarns were imported by 27 countries from India in March 2015. During the month, 1.13 million kg of VFYs were exported with Japan continuing as the major importer of VFYs during the month. It was followed by Czech Republic and USA. The average unit value realization of VFY was US$4.13 a kg.

Courtesy: Fibre and Yarn Exports - India Report, April 2015

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