4 February 2016 - Yarn margins have slightly risen in January in China over a fall of cotton prices whereas spinners in Pakistan have struggled with higher material costs. Our monthly report compares cotton fiber and yarn prices in China, India and Pakistan, offering a comprehensive view of the yarn/fiber spreads in the three countries. These gross margins of domestic spinners are displayed on a monthly basis with historical data back to 2007 being available for download.
4 February 2016 - Yarn prices are very firm in Pakistan or even slightly rising, due to high cotton price levels, energy shortages curtailing production and stronger demand from weaving sector, our correspondent reports. Our monthly review covers the cotton and polyester-cotton yarn markets with a long series of tables, charts and historical data back to 2007. In addition to Karachi and Faisalabad, our report now covers the Lahore and Multan markets.
25 January 2016 - Polyester prices have declined in Pakistan whereas cotton was further rising. Production of blended polycotton and polyviscose is favored to the detriment of 100% cotton, as a result. Our monthly report covers the latest trends in polyester staple fiber prices and spun yarn prices (100% polyester and polyester-cotton) in both Karachi and Faisalabad markets. Polyester filament prices are also covered. Historical data back to 2007 are available for download.
13 January 2016 - Yarn export prices are currently declining in Pakistan, in line with a fall of demand from China and Europe. Exports to China have however resisted in the second half last year and sales could rebound in February, after the end of Chinese holidays. Our monthly report includes a 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.
11 January 2016 - Polyester fiber prices have declined across the board in December, but spun polyester prices have moved into different directions in China, India and Pakistan, in line with the long-term trends observed in the three countries. 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.
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