27 January 2015 - Spun yarn prices are no more moving in China, ahead of lunar year holidays due by mid February. Yarn production began declining, amid a general shift from 100% cotton to polycotton. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Qianqing (Zhejiang) and Changyi (Shandong). Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Historical data are available for download.
27 January 2015 - The ongoing TPP negotiations are expected to offer Vietnam's apparel exports a duty-free access to the US market. Depending on rules of origin which will be eventually decided, impact will be different for the global clothing market and for textile exporters in Asia, as reflected by a just released study by Standard Chartered Research. The fate of Bangladesh apparel industry is also depending on these negotiations, as Vietnam has become its strongest and direct rival on the global market. Standard Chartered has released its statistical forecast for the coming 10 years, with two scenarios, depending on the more or less flexible rules of origins.
26 January 2015 - Cotton prices are now everywhere declining, in line with a large level of stocks being now accumulated in India. China also confirmed there will be no additional import qoutas in 2015, resulting in a fall of New York prices in the last week. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York and physical indicator "A Index". Domestic cotton prices in China, India and Pakistan are also reviewed through a large number of tables and charts. Price data are systematically compared while latest trends being analysed. Daily data of the past 12-month period on the international and domestic markets are available for download.
26 January 2015 - Polyester intermediate prices have last week increased in Asia, but the recovery could rapidly end, in line with a new decline of crude oil prices. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain, including Paraxylene (PX), PTA, MEG, 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.
23 January 2015 - Inflation rates could further retreat to even lower levels in apparel exporting countries in 2015, partly due to the decline of crude oil and gas prices. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007. Impact of currency changes is calculated to assess real consequences for exports of higher or lower inflation rates.
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