23 March 2017 - Viscose fiber prices are now falling in China, in line with a sharp decline of polyester prices and a slight drop of cotton prices. Profit margins should however stay at a high level at viscose plants or even improving. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan 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.
23 March 2017 - Apparel exports from Bangladesh are now declining, due to the fall of the Sterling and to the recession of the US import market. Shipments have already been depressed in 2016 to the US whereas further soaring to the EU thanks too their duty-free status. Bangladesh is however missing the historical shift from cotton to polyester, meaning its industry could eventually suffer from surging competition with Vietnam. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of Bangladesh's clothing exports over the last years, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category. Volume, value and unit price changes are released with all data available for download.
21 March 2017 - EU clothing imports have less clearly risen in January whereas unit prices have even stopped declining in dollar terms. The recovery of the European market could eventually end this year if January data are confirmed in the following months. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and Bangladesh, and on knit vs woven clothing. Data are supplied in euro and in US dollars with historical data available for download, back to January 2000.
20 March 2017 - Vietnam's apparel exports have experienced a serious slowdown in 2016, due to the recession of the US apparel import market. However, the market share of Vietnamese exporters has improved in the United States whereas being maintained on a recovering European market. Our report includes Vietnam's latest clothing export data per month and destination and provides comprehensive data for US imports per quota category and EU imports per HS 4-digit categories over the 2011-2016 period. Unit prices and long-term trends are calculated over the last five years.
14 March 2017 - Prices are progressively soaring at factory gates in China, reflecting the end of the restructuring process in the country and a return to healthier economic growth. Textile prices have also more clearly risen in January and February, due to much higher material and energy costs. This statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
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