In the past few days, my circle of friends has been flooded with news about price increases and stockouts. When I open the WeChat public account, the relevant headlines are all about price increases, which makes me feel a little numb. Nowadays, it seems that except for air, there is no price increase. , everything else is skyrocketing! Facing the rising and crazier market prices, only they themselves know and understand the tears in Boss Bu’s eyes and the pain in his heart.
Semi-gloss fine denier yarn has increased by 1,000 in two days, and the raw material market has gone crazy!
Since the middle of this month, that is, after the polyester filament FDY Alliance meeting was held, the sales of chemical fiber manufacturers have been opened up, and the raw material polyester filament has been experiencing a slight increase in the market. In the past two days, although chemical fiber factories have still adjusted prices piecemeal, the range of price increases for the varieties involved is amazing!
The raw material market has a small increase in three days and a large increase in two days. This cruel market is really unbearable. The author understands that raw material prices have remained high recently, and the above-mentioned FDY semi-gloss 33dtex/12f and 24f varieties are currently hard to find and supply is tight. These raw materials are mainly used in down jackets and outdoor fabrics, and these are currently hot-selling varieties on the market. Manager Wu, who makes high-density polyester taffeta, told the author that high-density polyester taffeta has been selling well since this year. In recent months, these fabric mills have not had any in stock, and they have to wait in line every time to get the goods. Now that the price of raw materials has soared, weaving factories will definitely pass on the costs. In the past, they had to absorb the increase in gray fabrics. If the raw materials continue to rise like this, there will really be no profit at all. Customers may not buy into the price increase. It will definitely not work if the loss is not increased. How to discuss the next order? Manager Wu felt very helpless.
Disperse dyes increased by RMB 10,000 within the month, and dyeing factories experienced price increases!
The price of polyester filament has increased by RMB 1,000, which is so cost-effective that the price of cloth has increased by more than RMB 1,000. Of course, the price increase of different varieties is naturally different. The continuous rise in gray fabrics has made the cloth boss feel unbearable, but the collective increase in dyeing fees in the past few days has really made the cloth boss faint in the toilet. Recently, major dyeing factories in the Shengze area have unanimously raised their voices to raise dyeing prices. Some specifications have increased by more than 1 cent. In addition to the increase in dyeing fees, some dyeing factories have also raised the standards for small vats, refusing to Collect small tanks below 2000 meters. After hearing this news, the author can only say that the dyeing factory is too awesome. If 2000 meters is considered a small tank, then where can I go to make fashion orders?
This increase in dyeing costs is mainly caused by the sharp increase in upstream auxiliaries and dyes. It is reported that the price of disperse dyes was raised three times during the month, increasing by nearly 100 million yuan/ton. As environmental protection efforts continue to increase, the supply of various raw materials is limited, and rising dyeing costs may be the new normal.
The half-month delivery time is now far away!
Today, the author came across a joke about delivery time in the circle of friends: “It’s so true!!! We only have blue sky now. Nowadays, no one can guarantee that every order can be delivered on time. If your supplier If he can deliver the goods to you on time as usual, then he must be a superman!”
Delivery date is a promise, but now the delivery date has become far away. Under environmental protection rectification, whether it is weaving, dyeing plants or finishing, every production link is experiencing production suspensions and reductions, gray fabric shortages, etc., dyeing plants need to limit emissions, stop production, etc., printing and coating power rations, emissions restrictions will continue wait. The original half-month delivery time turned into a matter of waiting, waiting, and waiting. A friend of the author, Xiao Li, has recently been troubled by the delivery deadline. Xiao Li’s order for imitation memory fabrics was due to be delivered on August 4th. Because the dyeing factory stopped production, work has been unable to come out. I have been squatting in the dyeing factory almost every day for the past half month. I finally got it out and handed it over to the customer on the 18th. in hand. But when the goods arrived at the customer’s place, they discovered that one vat of fabric was the wrong color, not their color. Although the dyeing factory promised to redo it for them, it would still take two weeks. Such a delivery time made Xiao Li dumbfounded.
If the cost goes up, there is no money to be made; if the dyeing fee goes up, there is no money to be made; if the goods cannot be delivered, the business will lose money. Boss Bu, why is it so difficult to make some goods? Business is hard to do, and business is even harder to do this year. You can’t make money or even lose money on orders, which makes many cloth bosses afraid to take orders. The author says that this kind of market is really cruel!