Quarterly update on Global Nylon Filament Yarn (NFY) market
For Quarter ending December 2020
The Asian textile market was booming in the final quarter of 2020 due to a significant drop observed in COVID-19 cases and sharp pick-up in industrial activities. Bangladesh, Asia’s second largest textile exporting country reported optimum textile production levels despite headwinds due to the pandemic and maintained the steady industrial growth till the end of December. Buoyed by recovering trade, India experienced a significant growth in its overall textile exports by around 6.3% in October 2020 compared to the previous year. Furthermore, festive season showed some further growth in the Indian textile industry in November that induced a direct impact on the demand of NFY. The Indian NFY industry witnessed increase in prices with soaring feedstock Caprolactam and tighter global supply as the key producer’s concerns. Ex-Depot price for NFY 40/24D grade was assessed around USD 3340 per MT in India during the first half of December.
Supply of Nylon 6 in the final quarter of 2020 in Europe remained significantly low because of force majeures declared by LANXESS, the largest manufacturer of feedstock Caprolactam in Europe in the October-end. The shortage of feedstock directly impacted producers’ margins compelling them to increase prices of NFY in the mid of the fourth quarter of 2020. Due to the second wave of COVID-19 infections faced by many European countries, the demand for NFY from the automotive sector showed a significant decline by 13.5% in November, on a year-on-year basis.
Market sentiments of Nylon filament yarn (NFY) remained in a narrow range in the final quarter of 2020, as US’ imports of NFY significantly decreased from around 1075 tonnes in October to nearly 992 tonnes in December 2020 with China standing on the top among exporters in Q4 2020 although the figure remained relatively pressured over the previous year due to the US-China trade war. Towards the end of the quarter, textile market across the US improved significantly although the overall demand fundamentals are yet to pave normalcy.
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Nylon Filament Yarn (NFY) is a long, man-made/synthetic fibre manufactured from Nylon 6 or Nylon 6,6. These fibres are used in textile fabrics, fishing net and many other industrial applications. These Nylon filaments are used to make fabrics for clothing, automobiles seats, embroidery etc. Nylon Filament Yarn is extensively favourable in industries due to its durability, high tensile strength, and non-corrosive nature. Manufacturing process of NFY starts from introducing feedstock Nylon 6 or Nylon 6,6 pellets or chips into the extruder where they get melted. After subjecting into extruder, the melted polymer comes out of the small holes into the cold environment forming long fibres. Later, these fibres are collected as yarns and delivered to manufacturers of the end products.