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Editorial: Are Global Denim Prices Set for a Major Price Hike?
published in Issue 152, September 2011
In this report, Robin Anson looks at the sharp increases in the price of cotton over the past year, and how this is affecting the denim fabric market. In the first half of 2011, exports of cotton denim fabric from China were down in volume by 25% compared with the corresponding period in 2010 but were up in value by 6% -- reflecting a 41% hike in the average export price. Imports of denim fabric into China also fell in volume terms, suggesting either falling activity in jeans manufacturing in China or cuts made by manufacturers in the hope of lower prices in due course. Robin Anson provides insight and analysis of cotton fabric production costs and denim fabric trade trends, making this report invaluable for anyone with a vested interest in fabric production and export trends.
Table of Contents
Editorial: Are Denim Prices Set for a Major Price Hike?
Surging Cotton Prices Hit Demand for Chinese Denim Exports
Imports of Cotton Denim Fabric into China Have Fallen Too
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