Monthly Economic Report September 2019
The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures. The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...
Monthly Economic Letter August 2019
The latest USDA report featured a slight decrease to the 2019/20 production forecast (-179,000 bales, from 125.8 to 125.6 million) and a larger decrease...
Being Digitally Savvy
China is still an economic powerhouse, despite the fact that its growth is slowing. The country's economy grew 6.2 percent in the second quarter,...
Supply Chain Insights 2019: Intimates
With $194 billion in projected sales by 2023, the global market for intimate apparel is robust.
Monthly Economic Letter June 2019
This USDA’s May supply and demand report is the first to feature a complete set of forecasts for an upcoming crop year. The figures...
Monthly Economic Letter May 2019
This USDA’s May supply and demand report is the first to feature a complete set of forecasts for an upcoming crop year. The...
Monthly Economic Letter April 2019
This month’s USDA report included only marginal changes to global production, consumption, and trade estimates. The world production number increased just 45,000 bales,...
Monthly Economic Letter March 2019
This month’s USDA report featured little change. The global harvest estimate for 2018/19 rose 440,000 bales (to 118.9 million). The global mill-use...
Monthly Economic Letter February 2019
Most cotton prices were stable over the past month. Chinese prices moved slightly higher. Indian prices moved slightly lower.
Denim is Adapting & Evolving
With the major adoption of athleisure here in the U.S., it would be easy to think joggers and leggings are the top fashion bottom...
Global Lifestyle Monitor: Thailand
Consumers in Thailand spent $10.2 billion on clothing in 2018, making a third year of growth since experiencing a downturn in 2008.
Global Lifestyle Monitor: Japan
Japanese consumers spent a robust $89.6 billion on clothing in 2017.
Global Lifestyle Monitor: India
Indian consumers spent $87.9 billion on clothing in 2017, representing 6% of all consumer expenditures.
Global Lifestyle Monitor: China
Online and mobile shopping is tremendously popular in China. While just over half (52%) of the population regularly uses the internet (at least once...
Monthly Economic Letter January 2019
NY futures and the A Index decreased throughout December before stabilizing in January. Chinese and Pakistani prices were stable over the past month....
Monthly Economic Letter December 2018
Movement in global cotton prices was mixed over the past month, with values for NY futures moving slightly higher, values for Chinese prices moving...
Monthly Economic Letter October 2018
This month’s USDA report included slight downward revisions to world production and mill-use figures. The global harvest number was lowered 314,000 bales (from...
Monthly Economic Letter September 2018
Most benchmark prices decreased over the past month. Chinese prices were stable.
CHINA, TARIFFS AND THE GLOBAL COTTON OUTLOOK
In the global cotton market, it is possible to delineate multi-year periods by their dominant supply and demand factors. For much of the...
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