Viscose Staple Fibre Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Viscose Staple Fibre in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Viscose Staple Fibre Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024


Viscose staple fibres are cotton-like fibres derived from cellulose. Since they are sourced from organic sources like cellulose, they are biodegradable in nature. Because they can be developed in labs and manufacturing units, they take some pressure off farmers to cultivate cotton and can be used for various purposes. So, the price trend for viscose staple fibre is usually driven by the changes and fluctuations in its raw material cellulose prices. Price trends for viscose staple fibre and cellulose exhibited a tight correlation.

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Viscose Staple Fibre Price Trends and Forecast

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Prices started high at the beginning of the quarter in January’24. The inventories needed replenishment at that time, and the industrial activities were a little subdued because of the long holiday season during the New Year. However, as the supplies started normalizing, the market started seeing a slight depreciation in prices. The demands were still regular, but a supply overflow started pressurizing suppliers. Amidst this interplay of upstream and downstream outlooks, the viscose staple fibre mostly remained anchored during the given span of Q1’24.


Contrary to the variations in the Asian viscose staple fibre market, the price patterns in the European market were a little more satisfactory. Both Russia and Ukraine have been referred to as the bread baskets of the world for a long time now. However, since both countries have gone to war with each other, that has really impacted the total plantation acreage in the region, directly impacting the cellulose outputs. Because of this, the Viscose Staple Fibre supplies were stifled in the region, causing the prices to incline for the majority of the first quarter. Overall, a positive market performance was witnessed.

North America

The viscose staple fibre exuded stability during the first quarter of the year 2024. The supply and demand exchanges were largely operating on similar levels. Since the export queries plummeted from the international markets in the wake of ongoing freight disturbances and tribulations, the domestic market had to carry most of the weight alone. So, the suppliers didn’t have much room for experimentation. Modest demands and a moderate supply situation kept the viscose staple fibre price trend buoyant in the American region.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Viscose Staple Fibre market is likely to remain balanced for some time in the coming quarter. The supply and demand dynamics project a steady market run.

Viscose Staple Fiber Price Trend for the October - December of 2023


The dumping activities of China in India raised the concerns of the traders as the domestic prices of viscose staple fiber were higher than the imported volumes. In the last quarter, the downstream industries in India had to reduce their operating rate by as much as 70%.

In view of the rise in inventories, the Indian viscose staple fiber traders had to reduce their price quotations and offer discounts on their produce in order to remain in competition. Further, consumer confidence in the industry also fluctuated on the back of limited improvement in the economic indicators of the Asian countries.


The prices for viscose staple fiber fell in Europe as a result of both the slowdown in the textile industry and consumer budget limitations brought on by inflation. Traders became concerned when certain downstream sectors reduced their production capacities as a result of the ensuing financial crisis. Significant discounts were provided in order to maintain market conditions, which caused the price trend of viscose staple fiber to decline.

North America

The low confidence in downstream industries and a fall in market competitiveness plagued North America throughout the first part of the fourth quarter. The decline in feedstock industry support also influenced the price fluctuations of viscose staple fiber.

On the other hand, the rise in production activities increased stock levels, which made the overstock problem worse in a market where demand was not as strong. As the quarter approached its end, the dynamics of viscose staple fiber shifted upwards but not as steeply as the traders would have needed.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Viscose Staple Fiber are estimated to struggle with the limited number of inquiries from the downstream industries and fluctuating costs of raw materials around the globe.

Viscose Staple Fibre Price Trend for the July-September of 2023


While the inventories rose significantly in the third quarter, the consumer sectors failed to meet the expectations of the market and thus caused the viscose staple fiber price trend to move southwards.

During this quarter, the global recession also had a noteworthy influence on the demand from overseas players. Additionally, due to a slowly moving industrial sector, consumers remained cautious while placing orders in bulk. However, in the last months, the viscose staple fiber price graph moved upwards amid a decline in the efficiency of the supply chains and subtle improvement in the end-user drying and printing sectors.


The pressure of inflation lowered the spending budget of consumers, and, long with this, the downhill movement of textile industries proved to be some of the most prominent causes of the downward movement of viscose staple fiber price trend. Some of the downstream industries had to reduce their production capacities amid a financial crisis that further concerned the traders. In order to keep the market conditions afloat, the traders offered huge discounts thus causing the viscose staple fiber price trend to trace a downward trajectory.

North America

The initial phase of the third quarter struggled with the feeble sentiments of the downstream industries and a fall in the competitiveness of the market. The cost support from the feedstock industries also slid downwards, hampering the growth of viscose staple fiber price trend.

On the other hand, the supply chains worked at par efficiency only to cause an inclination in the inventory levels. The excessive oversupply and muted demand thus were the major contributors to the downfall of the viscose staple fiber market. In the second half of this quarter, the viscose staple fiber price trend gained momentum with a rise in the number of offtakes from the textile industries and production costs.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of  Viscose Staple Fiber are expected to oscillate amid fluctuating demand dynamics and uncertainty in the downstream industry demand.

Viscose Staple Fibre Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Viscose Staple Fibre is a biodegradable cotton-like but more sustainable fibre, which is used in the production of various fabrics like tyre cords, multipurpose wipes, and medical products and is used even in silk treatment. Viscose Staple Fibre observed mixed price trend during the said period in the Asian region, especially China.

In the first quarter, manufacturers were hesitant to increase production as returns were not assured amid a gloomy demand outlook. However, even with limited demands, the prices inclined in the first quarter because of constricted supplies. But as the quarters shifted and supplies were restored, there was still no improvement in queries from consuming sectors, so the prices declined in the second quarter. Overall, market sentiments were observed to be dull and muted.


European Viscose Staple Fibre market trend almost replicated the Asian market trend as the prices grew in the first quarter and declined in the second. As the European market struggled severely with high inflation and crude oil prices all through 2022, demand destruction pushed the prices down. But as the crude oil prices started stabilizing in 2023, there was fresh demand for Viscose Staple Fibre, and prices grew during Q1. However, the rise in inventory levels pushed the prices down again in the second quarter.

North America

The North American Viscose Staple Fibre market could not behave any differently than the other global markets. Asian exports contribute to most of the American Viscose Staple Fibre supply. So, the price trend varied throughout the initial two quarters of 2023.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Viscose Staple Fibre price trend are likely to continue varying in the upcoming months as well, given the current pricing fundamentals.

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Viscose Staple Fiber (VSF) is a cotton-like fibre which is natural and biodegradable. It is widely used in the production of various clothing materials, home textiles, knitted wear and non-woven applications. It is industrially produced as a sustainable alternative to cotton from cellulose-dissolving pulp like cotton, wood, bamboo and others.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Viscose Staple Fibre
Chemical Formula (C6H10O5)n; n = Degree of polymerisation
Industrial Uses Silk treatment and staple fabrics, knitted goods, technical goods like nonwoven products, tyre cords, and medical-surgical products, in other products like feminine hygiene, baby wipes, and kitchen wipes.
Synonyms Rayon staple fiber, Viscose Rayon, Cellulose Rayon
CAS Number 13463-67-7
Molecular Weight Variable
Supplier Database LENZING AG, Birla Cellulose, Sateri Holding Ltd.Kelheim Fibres GmbH., Tangshan Sanyou Group Xingda Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd., Aditya Birla Chemicals, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

Cellulose is dissolved in caustic soda, pressed, and crumbled to create white crumbs. It is aged, then mixed with carbon disulfide in xanthation process forming yellow crumb. The "yellow crumb" is dissolved in caustic solution to form viscose, which is ripened, filtered, and degassed. The viscose is extruded through a spinneret and lands in a sulfuric acid bath to form rayon filaments. The filaments are stretched, washed, and cut to produce staple fibers.


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