After the New Year, orders from various dyeing factories were booming, and warehouse purchases surged. The sight of gray fabrics piling up in the factory area is still before us, but the market situation of dyeing factories has quietly changed.
The delivery dates of some dyeing factories are still crowded, and the number of warehouses has decreased sharply.
Although the current production in dyeing factories is still crowded, according to surveys, the number of gray fabrics entering warehouses in some dyeing factories has dropped significantly compared with the previous period. According to the person in charge of a dyeing factory, before mid-February, the amount of gray fabric entering the factory could reach about 1 million meters per day. However, since late February, the amount of gray fabric entering the warehouse has dropped significantly, with a loss of 400,000 meters per day. However, there are still a total of 8 million meters of gray fabric in the factory that have not been finished, and the production can only consume 500,000 meters per day and night. Therefore, even if the number of warehouses is reduced, the current delivery date is still very tight.
In early February, printing and dyeing factories were indeed very popular, and all major manufacturers continued to receive gray fabrics into their warehouses. It is understood that this part of the order was mainly negotiated or placed a year ago, but due to the Spring Festival holiday, it was not entered into the warehouse. The number of actual negotiations and new orders after the year is actually not large, so the number of gray fabrics entering the warehouse of the dyeing factory will decrease.
Printing and dyeing market after the hustle and bustle: Dyeing fees tentatively rise
The quality of downstream orders needs to be verified. Printing and dyeing companies in Zhejiang, Guangdong, Fujian and other places have recently announced increases in dyeing fees, releasing a signal that the textile printing and dyeing market is picking up. However, from a recent perspective, dyeing fees have not generally increased since the boom. There are still some printing and dyeing companies that have not issued price increase notices, and there is still a certain amount of price concessions and room for negotiation for old customers and large customers.
“The market is starting to heat up, but we still don’t dare to raise prices. The result of the price increase may be a decline in demand, which is equivalent to giving up market share to competitors.” A person in charge of a printing and dyeing company who did not want to be named said bluntly. , “The most important task now is to relieve inventory pressure.”
“We basically have long-term cooperative relationships with our customers. There have been no major fluctuations in cost prices yet, and our quotations are still business as usual.” Li Jiangwei, corporate sales director of Yuding Textile Co., Ltd., said that the company has recently received many long-term orders. Production is ongoing.
“We have not issued price increase notices to customers for the time being.” Tu Qijie, manager of Shaoxing Xianghong Textile Co., Ltd., told reporters frankly, “Downstream customers are also waiting and watching.” He recalled that in March last year, the company followed the market and raised the dyeing price per ton. After paying 500 yuan, the number of customers placing orders has decreased.
“Of course, if it doesn’t rise now, it doesn’t mean it won’t rise in the future. Maybe after a while, our dyeing fees will be raised.” Tu Qijie analyzed, “For example, the current dye prices are still mainly about maintaining stability and waiting to see, and the price range of disperse dyes is between 20 yuan/kg to 22 yuan/kg. But with the arrival of the traditional peak season of ‘gold, three, silver and four’, market demand increases, and the price of dyes should also increase. Now we are working hard to win more customers.”
The market is still waiting for the landing of larger downstream orders
This is not only the case for printing and dyeing factories, but also for weaving factories. The quantity of gray fabric shipments has begun to weaken. In the early stage, the sales of some hot-selling gray fabrics on the market were very good, and some even sold out of stock. The overall sales situation was also very good. The price also performed well, with the prices of hot-selling varieties increasing to varying degrees, and showing that there is still room for growth. However, the current sales and prices of gray fabrics are declining slightly.
Overall, the country has gradually entered a boom in population travel after the Spring Festival. From a macro perspective, the domestic consumption environment has gradually improved. Especially in late February, the consumption recovery was particularly obvious. On the medium side, the operating rates of textile mills have rebounded rapidly, but recently there has been a situation where textile mills have accumulated inventory and weaving mills have slightly depleted their inventory. At present, the market is still waiting for the landing of larger downstream orders as a boost. Exports began to show weakness in the second half of last year. However, we have recently learned that overseas orders have begun to appear. Whether this part of the demand continues to be weak or has improved has yet to be further verified.