2017 Global Synthetic Markets Mixed Depending on Market and Geography

Global synthetic fibre markets have varied significantly in the first half of 2017. Production and shipments has been region and market dependent. Surprisingly some of the strongest regions and markets have emerged from areas which have suffered years of below average global growth rates. Most notably has been a resurgence in Europe of textile denier polyester, polyamide and polypropylene fibres.

Nonwovens’ markets have underpinned polyester and polypropylene staple volumes. Automotive and speciality textile businesses have supported robust polyamide and polyester filament demand. An exception in Europe’s overall good synthetic fibre environment has been European carpet markets which, after a reasonably good 2016, have weakened as higher polyamide costs have dulled final demand.

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Darrel Collier
Business Manager – Synthetic Fibres & Intermediates
Phone: +44 207 924 3955


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