Cotton yarn prices have decreased by ₹2 per kg in the Ludhiana market due to weak demand. “The market may face sluggish demand till the first week of the next month, but the demand will improve from the downstream industry in the next fortnight. Usually, buying improves in the first month of the new fiscal,” a trader from Ludhiana market told Fibre2Fashion.
North India’s cotton market is under pressure due to low demand from downstream industries, leading to easing prices of cotton yarn in major markets. The decline in export demand is also a major concern. The recycled yarn market in Panipat is experiencing a steady trend in prices but weaker demand due to a decrease in export demand for home furnishing.
In Ludhiana, 30 count cotton combed yarn was sold at ₹278-288 per kg (inclusive of GST), while 20 and 25 count combed yarn were traded at ₹268-278 per kg and ₹273-283 per kg, respectively. Carded yarn of 30 count was noted at ₹257-267 per kg, according to Fibre2Fashion’s market insight tool TexPro.
Similarly, in Delhi, cotton yarn prices have been easing gradually since the beginning of the month, with muted demand recorded as buyers remained silent in the last week of March. A trader from Delhi told F2F, “Cotton yarn prices eased gradually as demand remained poor.” According to TexPro, 30 count combed yarn was traded at ₹275-280 per kg (excluding GST), 40 count combed at ₹305-310 per kg, 30 count carded at ₹255-260 per kg, and 40 count carded at ₹285-290 per kg.
The recycled yarn market in Panipat is experiencing a steady trend in prices, although demand is weaker. “The current weak sentiments can be attributed to poor demand from the export market. The export demand of home furnishing from Panipat reduced by 60 per cent from last year. Mere 40 per cent export demand was unable to support the recycled yarn market,” Peetam S Sachdeva, a prominent businessman in recycled yarn, told F2F.
In Panipat, 10s recycled PC yarn (grey) was traded at ₹88-92 per kg (GST extra); 10s recycled PC yarn (black) was traded at ₹60-65 per kg; 20s recycled PC yarn (grey) at ₹100-105 per kg and 30s recycled PC yarn (grey) at ₹150-155 per kg. Comber prices were noted at ₹140-142 per kg and recycled polyester fibre (PET bottle fibre) was noted at ₹73-75 per kg.
North India’s cotton prices have fallen by ₹80-100 per maund of 37.2 kg due to a price fall in ICE cotton and poor demand from spinners in the last days of the current fiscal. The decline in ICE cotton futures has driven spot prices down, and buyers have been absent from the market due to March closing. Cotton arrival in North India is also on the lower side, with only 10,000 bales of 170 kg noted. The arrival is likely to shrink further as the season is about to end. Cotton was traded at ₹6,000-6,100 per maund in Punjab and Haryana, and ₹6,200-6,300 per maund in upper Rajasthan, and at ₹57,500-59,500 per candy of 356 kg in lower Rajasthan.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KUL)