19 September 2014 - US retail sales have recovered in August, with July data revised upward, in addition. A good sign for the back-to-school period. Our monthly report covers latest comparable sales data released by a series of US apparel chains and department stores. It also includes official monthly data for clothing stores and other sectors, consumer confidence index, and unemployment rate. Historical data are available for download.
19 September 2014 - Australian wool prices remained unchanged in A$ terms this week, actually tumbling in US$ terms. Our weekly 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. A glimpse on the New Zealand and South African markets is provided.
18 September 2014 - Exporting and importing countries are more or less dependent on a small -or large- number of destinations and origins. They are also more or less far away from customers and suppliers. We have extracted concentration indexes and distances from the statistical database of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in order to rank the first hundred apparel exporting and importing countries in both knit and woven categories, offering a comprehensive view of the global clothing market.
18 September 2014 - Viscose prices are no more moving on the Chinese market, thanks to limited increase in capacities in 2014. 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.
17 September 2014 - Polyester prices are now sliding in China, with not only staple fiber prices but also filament prices sharply dropping in the past days. 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.
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