1 May 2013 -Polyester prices stopped falling before May Day Holidays in China, in line with the slight rebound of raw material prices. Our weekly report covers Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison with cotton and viscose. Historical data are also available for download, back to 2004.
30 April 2013 - China's yarn market remains unusually depressed, reflecting the low level in cotton textile production this year. Our weekly report covers the China yarn index and local markets in Zhejiang, Shandong and Liaoning with prices of a large number of counts being released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Historical data are available for download.
29 April 2013 - Cotton prices found some short-term support in New York, over stronger physical demand from foreign buyers, after the market declined in past weeks. Our weekly cotton report covers the latest price trends of international spot and futures markets through a large number of tables and charts, with also domestic markets in India, China, Pakistan being reviewed. Historical data back to 6 years ago are available for download.
24 April 2013 - The sharp fall of crude oil prices is now depressing the full polyester chain, from paraxylene down to spun yarn and filament weaving production. Our weekly report covers Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) prices on the domestic market, including a price comparison with cotton and viscose. Historical data are also available for download, back to 2004.
24 April 2013 - China's economic growth is decelerating, which is triggering a faster decline in textile production costs. Higher wages may however result in higher clothing prices, by contrast. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing industries. Labor costs in major provinces are also being tracked.