India’s export of 100 per cent man-made fibre yarns was at 5 million kg in November. It comprised 2.28 million kg of polyester yarn, 2.15 million kg of viscose yarn and 0.59 million kg of acrylic yarn.
Exports of polyester yarn were down 9.9 per cent in value while the value of exports of viscose yarn rose 67.7 per cent during the month. Exports of acrylic yarn declined 28 per cent in November. Unit price realization was down US cents 6 a kg for polyester from a year ago and that of viscose yarn fell US cents 35 a kg. On the other hand, unit price realization of acrylic yarn grew US cents 50 a kg year-on-year basis.
Polyester spun yarns were exported to 34 countries in November aggregating $5.2 million with unit price realization averaging $2.29 a kg. On the whole, a total of 2.28 million kg was exported. Of this, 25.5 per cent was shipped by Turkey alone. Five new destinations were found for polyester yarn in November. Of this, Mexico, Dominican Republic and South Korea were the major ones.