12 February 2016 - Yarn export prices have slightly risen in Pakistan over a new decline in production, in line with energy shortages, and whatever the fall of demand during Chinese holidays, our correspondent reports. Our monthly report includes a wide range of yarn export prices per count and destination, with statistical tables and historical charts covering the Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Yarn export data are also released in volume and value terms. Historical data back to 2005, 2006 or 2010, are available for download.
12 February 2016 - Wool prices have once again been supported by a tighter supply this week, whereas a rebound of the euro has also helped stimulating demand in absence of Chinese buyers. 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.
11 February 2016 - With polyester staple fiber again declining, the margins of spun polyester producers have improved in January in China, India and Pakistan. Large differences are however observed depending on countries and this will have decisive consequences on the global market. Our monthly report compares polyester staple fiber and polyester spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, in both local currency terms and US$ terms. Gross margins of spinners are also calculated on a monthly basis. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
11 February 2016 - China's share has slightly declined on the US apparel import market in full 2015. The leading supplier has retained a very strong position, as the surge in Chinese labor costs has been overcome by lower material costs and quality requirements. Buyers have differently behaved depending on categories, as reflected by our statistical review covering the last four years and comparing US apparel imports from China with shipments from Rest of the World (RoW) for every category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data are available for 2011-2015.
10 February 2016 - Yarn prices are rising in the current period in India, in line with long-term trends observed in the last months. Cotton prices are now falling, however, which could pressure yarn prices in the coming weeks. Our comprehensive review of Indian yarn prices covers the domestic markets in Ludhiana (Punjab) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), with a wide range of products and counts, including cotton yarns (carded and combed), polyester spun, polyester-cotton, polyester-viscose and polyester-acrylic. Export market prices are also available for both cotton and polyester-cotton.
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