22 February 2017 - Polyester prices have slightly declined in the last days in China, over lower material costs. Seasonal demand should support prices in the coming period, however. Our weekly report covers the Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison of polyester staple fibers with cotton and viscose. The gross margin of polyester spun yarn producers is also released.
22 February 2017 - Cotton yarn prices have been slightly raised on India's domestic and export markets in the last seven days, reflecting the new stability of cotton fiber prices at relatively high levels. Our review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic and export markets, including carded and combed cotton, poly-cotton, poly-viscose, 100% polyester and 100% viscose. Yarn prices are compared with fiber prices offering latest trends in spinners' margins. Market fundamentals are available on a monthly basis, including production and exports.
22 February 2017 - EU's clothing imports have continued significantly rising in the fourth quarter from the relatively low level of 2015. Bangladeshi shipments have further surged whereas China was losing ground whatever the sharp fall of its unit prices. Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar have continued emerging, as reflected by our comprehensive review covering the 4th quarter and full 2006 per origin. A large number of statistical tables are released, with volume, value and unit value changes in both euro and US$ terms. The full-year and quarterly tables are also available for download from 2011-2016.
22 February 2017 - Production prices are now more significantly rising at textile factory gates in China, after having already stopped declining in the last quarter of 2016. Labor costs are kept under control by contrast, limiting any rise of apparel prices at clothing plants. 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.
21 February 2017 - EU's clothing imports have continued strongly rising in December, in line with full year data reflecting a rebound in demand from the European Union buyers after the euro has stopped falling from a year earlier. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and Bangladesh, and on knit vs woven clothing. Data are supplied in euro and in US dollars with historical data available for download, back to January 2000.
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