28 July 2015 - US apparel imports have been much healthier than declining EU imports in the first quarter of 2015. The European Union market however remained by far larger than the US market. Vietnam has recorded a strong growth on both markets whereas Bangladesh has resisted. Our new quarterly report offers a 5-year comparison of US and EU apparel imports with volume, value and unit value changes from leading low-cost countries. The full table is also available for download.
28 July 2015 - Spun polyester prices continue falling in China, in line with a new drop of polyester staple fiber prices. 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.
27 July 2015 - Polyester fiber and yarn prices have sharply dropped in the last weeks in Pakistan with even a new price reduction at the start of the week, our correspondent reports. Our monthly report covers the latest trends in polyester staple fiber prices and spun yarn prices (100% polyester and polyester-cotton) in both Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Polyester filament prices are also covered. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
27 July 2015 - PTA prices could be supported in the coming weeks by the liquidation of a major producer in the country whereas seasonal demand should rebound in August. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Eastern Asia ad in India, 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.
27 July 2015 - Cotton prices remained last week stuck at their relatively high prices, if compared with other commodities. Cotton prices are now expected to fall in the new season for a series of reasons. 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.
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