26 April 2017 - Polyester prices have further dropped in the last days in China, after failing to recover in the beginning of April. The decline of material costs could result in lower prices in the near future. Our weekly report covers the Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison of polyester staple fibers with cotton and viscose. The gross margin of polyester spun yarn producers is also released.
26 April 2017 - Yarn prices have stayed relatively unchanged in the last seven days in India, whatever a slight decline of the cotton fiber prices. Cotton yarn prices are being lowered on the international market in order to revamp demand, especially from China. Our review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic and export markets, including carded and combed cotton, poly-cotton, poly-viscose, 100% polyester and 100% viscose. Yarn prices are compared with fiber prices offering latest trends in spinners' margins. Market fundamentals are available on a monthly basis, including production and exports.
25 April 2017 - Yarn prices have not moved in the last seven days in China, with price offers of Indian exporters however dwindling amid a sharp fall of their sales in the past weeks, as reflected by China's March import data. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Qianqing (Zhejiang). Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Import prices are also available for yarns from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Domestic and import yarn prices are compared. All data are available for download.
25 April 2017 - Silk prices have stayed relatively stable over the last quarter, however still at significantly higher levels than a year earlier. Our quarterly report provides monthly average prices over the last five years for silk and cocoon on the domestic market, with in-depth analysis of latest and long-term trends. Export data are also now released for raw silk, silk yarns and silk apparel, including average export prices over the last 12 months. Most data are available for download.
24 April 2017 - Inflation rates have stayed rather unchanged and under control in March, except for a few countries like Turkey, Egypt or even Sri Lanka. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007. Impact of currency changes vs the US dollar, the euro and the Sterling is also calculated to assess real terms of trade for exporters.