25 May 2015 - PTA and MEG prices have last week heavily declined in the Far East over a lack of demand in the polyester chain. Intermediate prices have been sharply raised by contrast in India, where PTA imports could disappear in the new fiscal year 2015-16, thanks to a new rise in capacities, as reflected by our series of tables. 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.
25 May 2015 - Cotton prices have last week sharply declined on the futures markets, mostly due to El nino now bringing rain to Texas and ending a 4-year drought in the largest producting US state. Demand from spinners is also weakening. Our weekly cotton report covers the international futures market in New York 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.
22 May 2015 - Wool prices have slightly declined in US$ terms this week, however rising in A$ terms, as demand remains strong amid rapidly disappearing inventories. 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.
21 May 2015 - Viscose prices have stayed unchanged at their higher level, by contrast with the fall of polyester prices in the last days. 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.
21 May 2015 - US apparel imports rebounded from China over the first quarter, whereas they more moderately rose from other nations. China's market share began therefore recovering thanks to the US market shift from cotton to cheaper man-made fiber apparel. This is reflected by our statistical review covering the first quarter of last four years and comparing US apparel imports from China with shipments from Rest of the World (RoW) for every category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 1st quarter 2012.
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