Filament yarns export from India earns US$60 mn in February

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-04-08 09:50:00 – Mumbai

In February more than 73 million kg of filament yarns (all types) were exported to 69 countries. These include polyester, nylon, polypropylene and viscose filament yarns. About 90 per cent of all filament yarns were of polyester, of which, DTYs were the largest at 79 per cent.

During February 2015, 72 million kg of polyester filament yarns were exported worth US$55 million. Turkey and Brazil were the major importers of Indian polyester filament yarns, followed by South Korea. They together accounted for 48 per cent of polyester filament yarn exports. Turkey was also major importer of polyester FDYs and POYs while Brazil was the only importer of polyester DTYs. South Africa was the sole importer of polyester industrial yarns in February.

In nylons, USA was the major importer of nylon filament yarn, although the volume was only 68,000 kg worth US$0.38 million. In January, a total of 268,000 kg of nylon filament yarns was exported valued at US$1.60 million. About 35 per cent were in form of nylon DTYs. Another 77,000 kg were mono filament yarns and 14,000 kg of nylon tire yarn.

In case of polypropylene, 11 countries imported 240,000 kg of polypropylene filament yarns from India in February. Mexico was the top importer of these yarns largely the multi-filament yarns. Djibouti and USA were the other major importers of polypropylene filament yarns.

Viscose filament yarns were imported by 24 countries from India in February 2015. During the month, 993,000 kg of VFYs were exported with Japan continuing as the major importer of VFYs during the month. It was followed by Czech Republic and Turkey. The average unit value reali-zation of VFY was US$4.11 a kg.

Courtesy: YnFx Fibre and Yarn Exports – India report, March 2015

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