24 September 2014 - Minimum wages are being further raised in Asia, but actual impact strongly differs, depending on low-cost countries. Our newly updated statistical report offers a comparative view of minimum wages in a large number of apparel manufacturing countries on all continents. Minimum salaries are available in US$ per month, including latest increases compared with their level on January 1st.
7 October 2014 - Spun yarn prices in China are clearly subject to a long-term downward trend, as indicated by our historical data. 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.
4 September 2014 - Cotton yarn prices began significantly sliding in India, in line with a lack of demand, excess capacities and surging inventories, our correspondent says. Our monthly report includes a long series of price tables covering the cotton yarns, but also spun polyester and viscose, polyester-cotton and polyester-viscose. Historical data back to last 6 years are available for download.
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.
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