1 October 2014 - Polyester staple fiber and filament prices less sharply fell in the last days in China, thanks to a very strong demand from downward spinning and weaving plants. 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.
2 October 2014 - Vietnam's apparel exports continue surging, thanks to blooming foreign investment. Duty-free access to US and EU markets and privatization of Vinatex group could further boost exports in coming years. Our statistical report provides a comprehensive view of Vietnam's clothing export data, with detailed analysis per HS 4-digit catagory in last four years. US imports per quota category and EU imports per HS 4-digit categories are also available.
9 October 2014 - Bangladeshi apparel exports are now stagnating, due to safety issues at clothing plants and a consecutive rise in labour costs and export prices. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest and long-term Bangladesh's clothing export trends, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category.
3 October 2014 - The rebound of the US dollar will decisively affect sourcing choices in coming months, with the European market expected suffering from a sharp decline of the euro and the Sterling. India, Pakistan and Indonesia are suddenly being offered a competitive boost to the detriment of other low-cost countries. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi.
18 September 2014 - Exporting and importing countries are more or less dependent on a small -or large- number of destinations and origins. They are also more or less far away from customers and suppliers. We have extracted concentration indexes and distances from the statistical database of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in order to rank the first hundred apparel exporting and importing countries in both knit and woven categories, offering a comprehensive view of the global clothing market.