27 July 2015 - Polyester fiber and yarn prices have sharply dropped in the last weeks in Pakistan with even a new price reduction at the start of the week, our correspondent reports. Our monthly report covers the latest trends in polyester staple fiber prices and spun yarn prices (100% polyester and polyester-cotton) in both Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Polyester filament prices are also covered. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
27 July 2015 - PTA prices could be supported in the coming weeks by the liquidation of a major producer in the country whereas seasonal demand should rebound in August. Our weekly report covers the polyester chain in Eastern Asia ad in India, 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.
27 July 2015 - Cotton prices remained last week stuck at their relatively high prices, if compared with other commodities. Cotton prices are now expected to fall in the new season for a series of reasons. 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.
24 July 2015 - Mohair prices have stabilized in the past quarter, due to the fall of the euro resulting in excessively high prices for Italian buyers of kid qualities. A fire at a South African plant has also disrupted the global market. Our quarterly report covers the different market categories in South Africa, including, kid, young, adults. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download, including all sales by Cape Mohair in Port Elisabeth, South Africa.
23 July 2015 - Inflation rates have slightly risen in a series of low-cost countries in June, without however affecting the long-term trend toward a lower growth in consumer prices. 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 is calculated to assess real consequences for exports of higher or lower inflation rates.
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