Spun yarn prices moving in line with fibre cost

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-05-18 17:40:00 – Mumbai

Cotton yarn market again lost ground, and participants were holding bearish expectations over the future trends amid sluggish sales. In the week ended 15 May 2015, cotton yarn markets showed signs of weakness. In China, sale/ production ratios reported fell at some spinning mills in China while outlook turned even gloomier given the increase in inventory levels. Prices were unchanged due to a lack of demand from downward processors. In Shengze, 32s cotton yarn was pegged in the range of US$3.37-3.44 a kg, while 21s was at US$3.29-3.36 a kg.

Prices in India were seen easing in line with cotton fibre prices while the same in Pakistan moved up. In India, 30s combed for knitting was down INR2 a kg on the Ludhiana market. 30s carded cotton yarn for weaving in Pakistan was priced at US$2.82 a kg while combed was pegged at US$3.16 a kg.

The sluggish demand in further downstream has started taking its toll on polyester market sentiment. Polyester spun yarn prices were stable to firm in China, and deals were concluded in small volumes due to lack of substantial demand. While most yarn makers kept running at stable rate, demand remained was sluggish as inventory with fabric makers piled up. In Shengze, offers for 32s spun polyester were around US$2.06 a kg, while 45s was at US$2.21 a kg. In Qianqing, 32s offers were hiked US cents 4 from last week to US$2.10-2.13 a kg.

In Pakistan, polyester yarn prices mostly rolled over on stable raw material pricing with 30s pegged at US$2.12 a kg. Prices in India reflected the recent hike in PSF prices at the beginning of this month. 30s yarn for knitting were up INR0.50 a kg in Ludhiana market while they were up INR2 in Indore market.

Viscose spun yarn prices were flat in China and volume off-take was slower than expected, exerting downward pressure on market sentiment. Yarn makers did not support the recent hike in VSF prices and kept their offers flat. In Jiangsu, compact siro-spun 40s yarn was traded steady at US$3.44 a kg while weaving yarn 30s in Xiaoshan was pegged at US$2.75 a kg.

Viscose yarn price in India rose in local currency reflecting the recent hike producers’ prices for VSF early this month. 30s viscose spun prices inched up INR1 a kg in Indore market while the same for weaving in Bhiwandi was pegged at INR193 a kg.

Courtesy: Weekly PriceWatch Report

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