2 December 2016 - Cotton and polyester prices have moved in very different ways in the last month in China, India and Pakistan. The price difference between the two fibers remains very large, boosting demand for polyester. 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 past 5-year period. Full historical data covering the past eight years are available for download.
2 December 2016 - Wool prices have continued sharply rising this week in Australia, over a strong demand for fine wool fibers from 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.
1 December 2016 - The currency market has been shaken by a new earthquake in November, apparently triggered by the US presidential election and the consecutive rebound in interest rates which has pushed up the dollar to higher levels. Currencies of low-income countries have reacted in very different ways. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi over a 2-year period.
1 December 2016 - Viscose prices are now stabilized in China, after falling across the board in the last two months. Raw material costs of VSF producers have declined, in addition. Our weekly report covers the viscose/rayon staple fiber and filament markets over the last 12 months. Viscose spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan 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.
30 November 2016 - Polyester staple fiber prices have slightly risen in the last days in China, thanks to a high level of operating rates at PSF plants. The agreement by OPEC members to reduce their production should not affect the polyester fiber and intermediate markets. 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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