21 January 2016
Goose and duck down prices have sharply declined in the last months in China, partly due to relatively mild temperatures which have depressed sales of warm apparel. Prices could have however stabilized after a long-term decline reflected by our monthly and historical data back to 7 years ago. Benchmark goose and duck down prices are available for standard GB-T14272-2011 with tables and charts offering a clear view of latest trends in China. This report is not available for registered users.
Goose and duck down prices have plummeted in the last months in China, on a market being depressed by relatively mild temperatures.
Sales of down apparel have suffered at China's retail in the fall, but they could now be boosted by colder temperatures observed in the last weeks.
Prices of white goose down have dropped 4.6% in yuan terms from a month earlier, and have retreated by 6.8% in six months.
They have even plunged by 23% from the same period in 2015.
Not only warmer temperatures but also slowing down economic growth and retail sales may explain the sharp decline of prices.
Over the long-term, down prices have doubled between January 2011 and the start of 2013 before progressively declining in 2014 and 2015.
Larger production and sales may also explain such a drop in prices.
The long-term decline could have now ended with prices actually stabilizing over the last three months.