26 August 2016 - China's shares of the US apparel import market have slightly declined overall in the first half this year. The drop has not only affected cotton apparel, but also man-made fiber apparel where China was still making gains in the last year. This is reflected by our statistical review covering the last five years and comparing US apparel imports from China with shipments from Rest of the World (RoW) for every category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data are available for H1 2012-2016.
26 August 2016 - Polyester staple fibers have remained relatively stable in August in India whereas filament prices were sliding to new long-term lows, as reflected by our 5-year historical data. Our monthly report offers a comprehensive view of price offers in rupee and US$ terms, including polyester staple fibers, POY, FDY and textured yarn prices. Historical charts and data are available, covering the past 10 years.
26 August 2016 - Wool prices have this week risen in AUD terms, due to a lower offer and a weaker Aussie currency. Our report delivers a comprehensive view of wool prices in Australia, with a long list of micron types in A$, US$ and euro terms. Historical charts are also available, such as downloadable historical data. Links to weekly market reports in New Zealand and South African are provided.
25 August 2016 - Cotton yarn prices have remained firm in the last days in India with export prices even reaching new peaks. Our review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic markets in Ludhiana (Punjab) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), with a wide range of products and counts, including cotton yarns (carded and combed), polyester spun, polyester-cotton, polyester-viscose and polyester-acrylic. Export market prices are also available for both cotton and polyester-cotton.
25 August 2016 - Production prices could now stop falling in China, after they have less significantly declined over the past month. Apparel exporters could find it difficult of further resist competition from low-cost countries. This is mostly due to an overall rise of commodities and other inputs since the start of the year. This statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
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