17 July 2014 - Unit prices of European clothing imports declined on average, in the first quarter of 2014, with however sharp differences depending on products and origins. Data reveal a shift in demand from Bangladesh to India in key woven apparel categories. Our series of comparison tables offer a comprehensive view of EU's clothing imports per HS 4-digit category with volume, value and unit price changes, while market shares are also calculated for each major supplying country. Full data are available for download.
10 July 2014 - Polyester prices have sharply increased in June in China, reducing the price advantage vs India and Pakistan, while further lowering margins at spinning plants. Our monthly report compares polyester staple fiber and polyester spun yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, in both local currency terms and US$ terms. Gross margins of spinners are also calculated on a monthly basis. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
10 July 2014 - India's apparel exports tremendously surged in last fiscal year (April 13 - March 14), according to just released data, below available in volume and value terms (Rupees and US$). Shipments experienced a double-digit surge to nearly all destinations whereas results were radically different depending on product categories. We below release a series of tables with historical records, market destinations, and HS-4 digit categories. Volume,value and unit value (USD, INR) changes are available. Comprehensive spreadsheet files can easily be downwloaded.
9 July 2014 - Cotton fiber and yarn prices remained stable in the last month in China, India and Pakistan, ahead of a radical move of the markets in coming months. Our monthly report compares cotton fiber and cotton yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, with latest gross margin trends of spinning mills. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
3 July 2014 - Polyester prices sharply rebounded in June in China after cotton prices have previously fallen. The cotton/polyester price difference has been dramatically reduced, as a consequence. Our monthly report delivers a comparative view of the average cotton and polyester prices in last 12 months in China, India and Pakistan, including the cotton/polyester price difference and the price ratio. Historical data back to September 2007 are available for download.
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