PCI Wood Mackenzie - PCI Fibres
PCI Fibres, part of PCI Wood Mackenzie, is a specialist consultancy to the fibres and related markets. Our services include multi- and single-client studies. We provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports covering the major natural and manufactured fibres such as acrylic, nylon, polyester, viscose, cotton and wool as well as certain raw materials and related products, including recycled fibres.
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Fibres Report October 2016 released
Polyester raw materials strengthen as oil remains over $50/bbl. Chinese fibre prices rise on better demand (following recent outages for the G20 summit & Chinese National Holiday). Low melt staple (binder fibre) prices recover. PES fibre prices are flat in other regions but increases are expected over the coming weeks. Chinese invest in a US garment manufacturing unit.
CPL prices fall in all regions and PA6 fibre pricing in China is flat or falling. FCFC forced to stop Chang Hwa PA6 plant (also with some PA66 and viscose capacity). PA66 polymer prices expected to rise on short raw materials, especially HMD due to 2 Force Majeures.
Cotton prices range between 75-85c/lb, varying as weather defines the quality and quantity of each harvest. Wool prices continue their upward trend and demand improves with wider apparel use in China. Viscose staple prices plateau at last as demand eases and the gap to PSF is excessive.
Spandex prices rising on good demand and higher raw material costs. Invista apparel (including Lycra spandex) may be an acquisition target.
Fibres Report: 23rd November 2016. Technical Fibres Report: 27th October 2016.