Market Advisory Service - Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

Global nylon (also known as polyamide) demand has grown slower than previously anticipated as consumer spending, construction activity and automotive demand are hit by high inflation, tight monetary policy, fears about recession and ongoing structural issues in Mainland China which includes mounting debt burden, stubbornly high youth unemployment and shaky real-estate market.

In addition, the balance of the nylon industry continues to be challenged by capacity expansions in Mainland China. Producers are under tremendous oversupply pressure and some nylon producers have been restructuring their businesses recently. As demand will not likely be strong enough to absorb all the surplus capacity, more business rationalization is expected on the horizon.

The move to EVs will provide additional markets for electric connectors and battery boxes, although it is at the expense of “under hood” applications. Light weight is more important for EV given the needs to improve ranges. This will provide some opportunities for nylon industry. Nylon producers are developing products for those markets, although technologies are still in formation, and the demand outlook remains highly speculative. Nylon producers remain quite bullish for the longer term, betting that demand gains in EV will outweigh the losses in IC vehicles.

Comprehensive monthly market price, supply, demand, and trade data and analysis for:

  • Adipic Acid
  • Benzene
  • Caprolactam
  • Cotton
  • Cyclohexane
  • Hexamethylenediamine (HMDA)
  • Nylon 6 and 6,6 chip (Fiber Grade)
  • Nylon BCF (Bulk Continuous Filament)
  • Nylon Industrial Filament (Tire and MRG)
  • Nylon Textile Filament (POY, FDY, DTY)
  • Nylon Staple Fiber (Pricing for the US only)
  • Polypropylene Fiber Chip

Strategic Analysis

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks service provides a comprehensive view of world markets for the nylon 6 and nylon 6,6 value chain. The report addresses not only the current market dynamics, but also short-term outlook for pricing, cash cost, margin data, operating schedules and supply/demand balances. Trade data for nylon fibers and feedstocks is also included.
Apart from monthly updates, the service also provides weekly reports with a focused view of the Asia markets for benzene, caprolactam, adipic acid, nylon 6/6,6 chip and nylon textile filament. This has allowed industrial participants to take prompt business decisions.

Key Features

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook


Contract and spot price summary with a brief review of current market conditions.

  • Adipic Acid
  • HMDA
  • Staple
  • Caprolactam
  • Industrial Filament
  • Textile Filament
  • BCF
  • Nylon 6 and 66 Spinning Chip
  • Cotton
  • PP Fiber Chip


A focused view of the Asia markets
This weekly report includes up-to-the-minute review of nylon and its feedstocks, as well as developments in pricing, margins/economics, supply/demand balances and near-term outlook.
Publication Timing: Friday with adjustments for holidays


Within this report, you will find forecasts for prices of nylon fibers and their feedstocks in the U.S., West Europe, and the Far East. Additionally, the report includes commentary on notable events like operational and trade changes, process economics for the covered products, discussions on current and near-term supply/demand conditions, and insightful analyses of events impacting future markets.
Publication Timing: 4th Wednesday of the month with adjustments for holidays, major industry events and other calendar issues.


Every month, clients receive the international trade statistics supplement, encompassing key products. Furthermore, on a rotational basis every other month, clients will receive either the supply/demand balance supplement or the price and production economics supplement, both of which incorporate plant operating schedules.
Publication Timing: 4th Wednesday of the month with adjustments for holidays, major industry events and other calendar issues.


Personal telephone and/or email discussions, and meetings on the subject matter covered in the weekly/monthly reports.


Production statistics and plant-by-plant operating schedules

  • Northeast Asia
  • United States
  • Caprolactam
  • Adipic acid
  • Nylon Resin
  • Nylon Staple Fiber
  • Nylon Filament Yarn


Trade statistics for major countries


  • Central Europe
  • West Europe
  • Northeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Caprolactam

Need an even longer-term outlook and more comprehensive information about this chemical?

View our World Analysis

Talk To An Expert

These offers include recommended content or information on upcoming events. I can unsubscribe at any time.

By clicking the button below, you agree to the Dow Jones Privacy Notice and Cookie Notice.