Market Report 29th May 2013

Today is my first day back in the office following 2 weeks travelling in China where things have become rather hectic and cashmere prices are increasing rapidly. CHINA According to supplier reports this year’s cashmere clip is down 25-35% on last year with high meat...

Market Report January 2013

CASHMERE After a very strange 2012 where the market moved independently of demand and requirements for cashmere manufacturing, 2013 seems to be setting off in a similar way. During the Christmas and New Year holiday demand from Chinese manufacturers has increased...

MARKET REPORT SEPTEMBER 2011

CASHMERE CHINA / MONGOLIA Prices continue to increase since availability of the new clip to a point where even the Chinese manufacturers struggle to pass on replacement levels.  There has been little or no activity over the summer months but prices show no sign of...

Market Report – March 2011

CASHMERE Prices have continued rising during the first quarter mainly as a result of domestic demand in China which has also overspilt to greasy markets in Mongolia, Afghanistan and Iran. CHINA Very little good quality material remaining from last season.  The new...

Market Report – November 2010

CASHMERE CHINA Following the dramatic dip in greasy prices in 2008/9 many goats were slaughtered due to cost of winter fuel to comply with government grazing restrictions.  Combined with animal fatalities during 2009/10 severe winter, the 2010 clip is much lower than...

Market Report – February 2010

CASHMERE CHINA Since the Chinese government announced last November to support cashmere raw material prices from the new clip we have seen frantic activity both in the domestic and international markets to buy up existing stocks, which has resulted in price increase...