Price Reports

E.U. Clothing Imports: Latest and Long-Term Trends (Monthly Report)

24 September 2018 - European clothing imports from China have sharply dropped in July for the fourth consecutive month, whereas shipments from Bangladesh were experiencing a double-digit growth, also for the fourth consecutive month. As a result, Bangladesh has become the new leader on EU's clothing import market to the detriment of China, only ranking second in volume terms. 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. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Polyester Chain Prices: PX, PTA, MEG and Fiber Prices (Weekly Report)

24 September 2018 - PTA prices have already bottomed out at the end of last week in China after previously plunging from recent peaks, as a clear sign that polyester chain prices could rapidly stabilize and stay at much higher levels than a few weeks ago. Downstream textile and clothing producers would be forced to accept the recent jump of their material costs. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Asia, including PX (paraxylene), PTA (purified terephthalic acid), MEG (mono-ethylene glycol), polyester chips, and polyester staple and filament prices. Asian Contract Prices (ACPs) are also available for the PX, PTA and MEG markets in Asia, with 5-year charts and downloadable historical data. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Cotton Prices on International and Domestic Markets (Weekly Report)

24 September 2018 - Cotton futures have last week plunged in New York, over anticipations of a longer US-China trade war than earlier expected. The conflict could result in US export sales slowing down, due to prohibitive import tariffs at China's border, already effective from last July. Demand from China is however expected surging in the current season, therefore favoring other origins than US, whereas a continuously rising demand from Vietnam and Bangladesh will continue supporting cotton prices. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York and China, and the physical indicator "A Index". Domestic cotton prices in China, India and Pakistan are also reviewed through a large number of tables and charts. All data are available for download. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries: Bangladesh vs other origins (Statistical Report)

21 September 2018 - Bangladesh has officially announced a 51% rise of its minimum wage at apparel plants, effective from December 1st. This sudden surge in its labor costs should however be rapidly digested by domestic exporters, thanks to higher productivity levels. In addition, minimum wages had not been raised for five years in Bangladesh, whereas being significantly increased in rival countries. Currency variations are also limiting the impact of higher wages in local currency terms. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from January 2015 to last quarter 2018, in local currency and US$ terms. A 3-year comparison is available in local currency terms, fixed US$ terms, and current US$ terms. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Wool Prices in Australia (Weekly Report)

21 September 2018 - Wool prices have declined this week in Australia, due to a rebound of the local currency which has depressed demand from foreign buyers. The fall of wool production this season and low inventory levels in the global wool pipeline should boost prices to even higher levels, nevertheless. Our 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. Links to weekly market reports in New Zealand and South Africa are provided. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

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