17 May 2013 - China regained ground on US apparel market in first quarter, if compared with other nations, thanks to a significant fall of its man-made fiber apparel prices, as reflected by our statistical tables. Our quarterly review compares US apparel imports from China and from Rest of World (RoW) for each category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2009.
17 May 2013 - Spun yarn prices last month fell in India but they are now bottoming out, in line with stronger seasonal demand, our Correspondent reports. Our monthly report includes a long series of price tables covering the cotton yarns, but also spun polyester and viscose, polyester-cotton and polyester-viscose. Historical data back to last 6 years are available for download.
17 May 2013 - A sharp fall of the Aussie dollar and tight supply resulted in a surge in wool prices in A$ terms this week. 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 Chinese, New Zealand and South African markets is provided.
16 May 2013 - Polyester fiber and yarn prices further fell in China, enlarging the gap with textile raw material costs in more expensive India and Pakistan. Our monthly report compares polyester staple fiber prices in the three largest textile producing countries, in both local currency and US$ terms. Spun polyester yarn prices are also compared, such as margins of spinners in China, India and Pakistan. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
16 May 2013 - US apparel retail sales rose in April from the previous month as US consumers took advantage of lower gas prices and better weather. Our monthly report covers latest comparable sales data released by largest 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.
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