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.
20 March 2017 - Polyester intermediate prices are no more falling in Asia, as a clear sign that the market is supported by strong fundamentals, including a high level of polyester production in China. 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.
20 March 2017 - Cotton prices have recovered in the last week in New York, as a clear sign that they will remain very firm in the coming months, due to lower supplies than expected in India and also due to China's policy maintaining prices at acceptable levels for its farmers. 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.
17 March 2017 - Wool prices have rallied for a seventh consecutive week with the benchmark indicator reaching a 29-year high in A$ terms. Prices have continued rising whatever the rebound of the Aussie dollar this week. 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 African are provided.
16 March 2017 - Polyester prices are now declining in India, in line with a fall of intermediate and fiber prices on the international market. Domestic demand continues being negatively affected by the consequences of the demonetization process. Our monthly report offers a comprehensive view of price offers in rupee and US$ terms, including polyester staple fibers, POY, FDY and textured yarn prices. Historical charts and data are available, covering the past 10 years.