26 September 2016 - Cambodian apparel exports are now threatened by a surge of labor costs and a lack of productivity gains in the last years. Exports have plunged on the US market whereas being however boosted by a duty-free access on the European market. Our statistical tables provide for a comprehensive view of EU and US import data per category of products. Percentage changes and indexes are provided for volume, value and unit prices.
26 September 2016 - Polyester feedstock prices are expected to remain flat or to decline in the coming period, due to a possible fall of crude oil and paraxylene prices on the global market. Excess supply continues depressing prices at most production stages. 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.
26 September 2016 - Cotton prices have sharply rebounded in the last week with a surge of cotton futures in China triggering a similar rise of the New York's market. New yarn plants in Xinjiang are apparently pushing up demand in China. The weekly report covers the international futures market in New York and China, 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.
23 September 2016 - Mohair prices have rebounded by early September in South Africa, due to a fall of the domestic currency. Demand is increasingly attracted by finest micron categories. Our quarterly report covers the different market categories in South Africa, including, kid, young, adults. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download, including all sales by Cape Mohair in Port Elisabeth, South Africa.
23 September 2016 - Wool prices have sharply dropped in Australian dollar terms this week, after the US Fed has delayed raising its benchmark interest rate, therefore pushing up the A$ to higher levels. 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.
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