3 May 2016 - The fall of the US dollar against the euro and the yen is not affecting emerging currencies which have actually dropped in the first four months of the year, as reflected by our tables and charts. Their sharp decline vs the euro should even boost demand from the eurozone and revamp clothing imports from low-cost countries. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi over a 2-year period.
3 May 2016 - Yarn prices have remained stable in the last week in China, in line with a stability of fiber prices. Cotton yarn imports have continued tumbling in March, with Vietnam now leading for the first time the market to the detriment of India and Pakistan. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Qianqing (Zhejiang). Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Domestic and import yarn prices are compared. Historical data are available for download.
3 May 2016 - Cotton prices have risen in April, in China, India and Pakistan, whereas polyester prices were moving into different directions. Cotton therefore remains fairly expensive if compared with cotton. Our monthly report delivers a comparative view of the average cotton and polyester prices in China, India and Pakistan, including the latest and historical trends of cotton/polyester price difference. Our charts cover the past 5-year period. Full historical data covering the past eight years are available for download.
2 May 2016 - Cotton prices could now experience a correction on the physical market, as spinners cannot fully pass the recent surge of their material costs. On the other hand, speculative buying may push up cotton futures to even higher levels. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York and the physical indicator "A Index". Domestic cotton prices in China, India and Pakistan are also reviewed through a large number of tables and charts. All data are available for download.
2 May 2016 - Polyester chain prices are progressively stabilizing in Asia, after strongly rising in the last weeks. Nominations for paraxylene May contracts have confirmed the current stabilization. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Asia, including PX (paraxylene), PTA (purified terephthalic acid), MEG (mono-ethylene glycol), polyester chips, and polyester staple and filament prices. Asian Contract Prices (ACPs) are also available for the PX, PTA and MEG markets in Asia, with 5-year charts and downloadable historical data.
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