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Supply Chain woes continue as raw material cost raise in Asia.

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Spring is here and there are strong signs that businesses are getting back to work with a huge uptick in business both here in the US as well as Overseas in Asia. In this newsletter our intention is to explore the continuing challenges affecting freight/transportation, a possible preview to inflation as part of of the market's recovery, and finally what drivers affects textile market today. Is it Crude oil price , Currency exchange, Transportation ? As always we welcome any feedback or areas of information you want to know more of.

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From the above charts you can see year to year two key core drives impacting material cost increases. In 2017 to the end of 2018 you can see where oil price jumped and the Dollar Value dropped. This droved the only large increase since 2017.

For the benefit of our clients, from 2018 to 2020, we were able to bring cost down to benefiting our client. IN 2021 we are repeating the same cycle . Dollar continues to devaluate . Oil price recovered and climbing, freight has increased two to three times compared to last year. So, what's next ?? We anticipate possible push to higher price. As always , we will continue to keep you informed. (More to come)

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