20 August 2014 - Polyester prices remained very stable in the last days in China, being supported by lower operating rates. Our weekly report covers the Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison with cotton and viscose. The gross margin of polyester spun yarn producers is also released.
20 August 2014 - Cotton yarn export prices further fell in the last weeks in Pakistan. Our monthly report includes wide range of yarn export prices per count and destination, with statistical tables and historical charts covering the Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Yarn export data are also released in volume and value terms. Historical data back to 2005, 2006 or 2010, are available for download.
20 August 2014 - China regained shares of the US apparel import market in the second quarter, thanks to the shift in demand from cotton to man-made fiber apparel. This is reflected by our quarterly review comparing US apparel imports from China with shipments from Rest of the World (RoW) for each category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2011.
19 August 2014 - Cotton yarn prices continued slightly declining in China, with market participants waiting for more details about new cotton policy. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Zhejiang. Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Historical data are available for download.
19 August 2014 - The shift from cotton to man-made fiber apparel continued accelerating in the second quarter, as US importers further favored cheaper product prices in order to offset the impact of higher labor costs in China and elsewhere. Our series of statistical tables offers a comprehensive view of US apparel imports per category of products, with volume, value and unit value changes, compared with percentage change in previous quarters and previous years.
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