26 October 2016 - Polyester prices are further rising on China's domestic market, being pushed up to higher levels by stronger seasonal demand whereas capacities are not far from being fully filled. 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 October 2016 - Cotton yarn prices have not yet dramatically fallen on the Indian market, whatever the sharp decline of cotton fiber prices. Our 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.
26 October 2016 - Inflation rates are still under control in most low-income countries where interest rates can now be further lowered as a result. A few countries are however unable to control the rise of consumer prices and more or less losing their competitive advantage depending on the fall of their currencies. 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.
25 October 2016 - Yarn prices are moving into different directions in China, depending on the products. Viscose spun prices have for instance begun retreating back to lower levels, in line with the current fall of VSF prices. 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 October 2016 - After surging this summer, cotton prices are now remaining more stable amid however short-term volatility, whereas polyester prices have begun seriously bottoming out in China, and viscose prices started retreating back to more acceptable levels for downward textile market. The price volatility could continue affecting the world markets, with the shift from cotton to polyester use at textile mills however stabilizing long-term trends. Our year-to-date tables and charts offer an exclusive comparison of fiber prices with 19 products being covered, including cotton, polyester, viscose, wool, spandex, acrylic, nylon prices, all being available over a weekly basis through our csv file.
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