2 March 2015 - Polyester and cotton prices have not radically changed on the three major Asian textile markets in February. The current rise of polyester prices in China could however indicate a major change in market trends. Our monthly report delivers a comparative view of the average cotton and polyester prices in China, India and Pakistan, including the latest and historical trends of cotton/polyester price difference. Our charts cover the last 1-year, 2-year and 5-year period over a monthly basis. Full historical data over a 7-year period are available for download.
2 March 2015 - Polyester chain prices are apparently rising in the first days after Chinese holidays, although doubts have emerged about the legs of this rally. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain, including Paraxylene (PX), PTA, MEG, 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.
2 March 2015 - Cotton prices may have reached a limit in the last week in New York. Demand could however rebound with Chinese buyers now back from their holidays. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York and physical indicator "A Index". Domestic cotton prices in China, India and Pakistan are also reviewed through a large number of tables and charts. Price data are systematically compared while latest trends being analysed. All data are available for download.
27 February 2015 - Wool prices have slightly increased in US$ and euro terms this week, due to firm demand for all micron categories and a rise of the Aussie currency. Our weekly 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. The China's Nanjing market is covered whereas links to weekly New Zealand and South African markets are provided.
26 February 2015 - Production costs are everywhere falling in China, except in a clothing industry confronted with a rise in wages. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
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