27 November 2014 - Viscose prices stayed unchanged in the last seven days in China when cotton prices were more sharply declining. This could further depress an already anemic demand for viscose staple fibers. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices are also available. Cotton linter, cotton pulp and wood pulp prices on domestic and import markets are being tracked over the last 12 months, in addition.
27 November 2014 - European clothing imports have rebounded in volume terms in the first three quarters of the year, favoring Asian origins to the detriment of Mediterranean countries. Latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of January-September data per origin, covering a 4-year period from the same period of 2010. A large number of statistical tables are published, with volume, value and unit value changes released in both euro and US$ terms. The full table is also available for download.
26 November 2014 - Polyester fiber prices are now significantly rising, with however signs that the rebound could be short-lived. Our weekly report covers the Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison with cotton and viscose. The gross margin of polyester spun yarn producers is also released.
26 November 2014 - Yarn prices are staying very firm in India where cotton fiber prices are supported by lower arrivals than usual in this part of the year. Price tables of our weekly report cover the domestic markets in Ludhiana (Punjab), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Bhilwari (Rajasthan) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh) markets, with a wide range of products, including cotton yarns (carded and combed), polyester spun, polyester-cotton, polyester-viscose and polyester-acrylic. Export market prices are also available for both cotton and polyester-cotton.
26 November 2014 - Inflation rates are everywhere falling, Turkey excepted. This could help boosting apparel exports of low-cost countries by reducing production costs and lowering interest rates. 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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