29 September 2016 - Minimum wages have remained stable since the start of the year, but they are already expected to be raised in Vietnam and Cambodia, as of January 1st next year. Workers of most low-cost countries do not actually receive a minimum wage, according to a recent study by the I.L.O. whereas buyers could now check the effective level of living wages. Our report displays minimum wages in a large number of apparel manufacturing countries, with latest data updated as of October 1st in US$ terms, compared with January 2015 and January 2014. Minimum wages in local currency units are also released for most countries.
29 September 2016 - Yarn prices are relatively stable on domestic markets in Pakistan whereas export prices are sharply falling, due to a lack of demand, our correspondent reports. Our weekly review offers a comprehensive picture of the domestic and export yarn markets 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.
29 September 2016 - Viscose fiber prices have continued to slightly climb in the last seven days in China, ahead of National Day holidays. The long-term rally could however end in October. 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.
28 September 2016 - Sri Lanka has resisted the stagnation of the US apparel imports over the first half this year thanks to a new surge of its underwear and lingerie exports. Shipments to the European Union have recovered in the meantime, due to a fall of average unit prices in knit clothing categories, as reflected by our detailed product data. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with export data over first half 2011-2016. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over 1st half 2016 are also available.
28 September 2016 - Cotton yarn prices have not moved on India's market, whatever the strong volatility of the cotton fiber market in the country. A rebound of export prices could also result in a new fall of shipments to foreign countries. 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.
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