27 March 2017 - Cotton prices have slightly declined in the last week in New York, as financial markets were suddenly less optimistic about the economic consequences of the Trump presidency. 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.
27 March 2017 - PTA and MEG prices have sharply dropped in the last week in the Far East, as a result of lower raw material costs. Demand from polyester fiber producers remains however very strong in the current period. 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.
24 March 2017 - Polyester and viscose fiber prices are now dropping in Pakistan and putting pressure on domestic yarn prices, as a result. Cotton fiber and yarn prices continue resisting any decline, our correspondent reports. Our weekly review offers a comprehensive picture of the domestic and export yarn markets in Pakistan, with cotton yarns, polyester-cotton, polyester-viscose, polyester spun and viscose spun prices being covered. All these weekly data are available for download over a 12-month period.
24 March 2017 - Wool prices have remained stable on average this week in A$ terms, however slightly falling in euros and US$ terms. Superfine wool fibers have further soared whereas broader categories have slid. 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.
23 March 2017 - Apparel exports from Bangladesh are now declining, due to the fall of the Sterling and to the recession of the US import market. Shipments have already been depressed in 2016 to the US whereas further soaring to the EU thanks too their duty-free status. Bangladesh is however missing the historical shift from cotton to polyester, meaning its industry could eventually suffer from surging competition with Vietnam. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of Bangladesh's clothing exports over the last years, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category. Volume, value and unit price changes are released with all data available for download.
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