5 May 2016 - Yarn margins have declined in April in China, India and Pakistan after cotton fiber prices have significantly increased. The cotton yarn price difference has narrowed over the last 12 months between China and its rivals. Our monthly report compares cotton fiber and yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, offering a comprehensive view of the yarn/fiber spreads in the three countries. These gross margins of domestic spinners are displayed on a monthly basis with historical data back to 2007 being available for download.
5 May 2016 - Viscose prices could now stop falling in China, due to a rise in raw material costs of fiber producers. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices are also available. Cotton linter, cotton pulp and wood pulp prices on domestic and import markets are being tracked over the last 12 months, in addition.
5 May 2016 - Yarn prices are further rising in Pakistan over a new increase of cotton and polyester fibers in the last days, our correspondent reports. Our new weekly report offers a comprehensive view of the domestic and export yarn market 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.
4 May 2016 - Clothing imports have stagnated in 2015, mostly due to the fall of the Euro and of the Sterling, and the consecutive crisis of the European market. A 5-year perspective offers contrasted results, with smaller apparel import markets significantly soaring, as a clear sign that exporters should further diversify to new markets. Our report provides a comprehensive view of global apparel import data from 2010 to 2015, per market. Data include apparel imports in dollar terms, growth rates, market shares and percentage change over the 2010-2015 period. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
4 May 2016 - The polyester market is now looking for a clear direction, in line with rising uncertainties about the level of crude oil prices in the coming period. 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.
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