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MMA Mats and Tatami Mats Price Rise as AUD Falls

The trade war between China and America is finally taking its effect on the price of good. The rising prices are not just in America but also in Australia. The strong link between China’s economy and Australia’s has had a profound effect on the Australian dollar with its first casualties being tatami mats and MMA mats. The price of both mats has risen over the past couple of days and is certain to stay there for some time in the future.

China announced that it would raise tariffs on a range of US products in retaliation for an announced rise in US tariffs last week. This tariff will increase from 10% to 25% on $80Billion dollars worth of goods. In return Trump has declared that he will be raising tariff on a further $350Billion worth of Chinese goods which will mean almost all the goods imported into USA from China will be subject to tariffs. The effect of the new tariffs was to spook the markets which has been the cause of the decline in the Australian Dollar.

 
The Australian dollar has been lower. 0.7000 for the past weeks and it declined further overnight. After reaching levels around 0.6915 the immediate reaction was for increased pricing for MMA Mats and tatami mats. The reason for this is because margins on MMA mats and tatami mats is much lower than jigsaw mats. Jigsaw mats are much cheaper than MMA Mats and jigsaw mats and are much cheaper to ship from China. As such they are more resilient when the local currency drops. That’s not to say that there won’t be price rises for jigsaw mats in the future as well.

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Australian Dollar Drops Below $0.70 Will Effect Jigsaw Mats

The Australian Dollar closed below 0.7000 for the AUDUSD rate which was the third in four days. Although there was no Australian data to cause the drop in the dollar, a report from JP Morgan provided solid evidence that sectors such as construction and manufacturing are shedding jobs. Although the renewed negativity coming from US President Donald Trump regarding the trade war with China pushed investors toward the safe haven USD.

This new low for the AUD will put pressure on imported goods. Particularly jigsaw mats and MMA mats which are highly sensitive to fluctuations in the currency markets. There has already been pressure on the price of jigsaw mats and MMA mats for some time. The AUD has been trending below its average value for a while now and recent further drops could final bring the price of training mats to move up. The only thing that might bring relief for the AUD is if the US Federal Reserve where to drop interest rate below the Reserve Bank of Australia. Although this is looking highly unlikely.

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AUD Drops After RBA Comments

The price of martial arts mats is at risk of rising after comments by the RBA cause the value of the Australian Dollar to drop. The AUD dropped after the RBA indicated that the next interest rate movement could just as easily be down as up. This is after marketing expectations had largely been in favour of the increase of interest rates in the next year.

The AUD is being weighed down by lacklustre growth figure and inflation figures. Both of which have been impacted by weakness in the housing market and consumer demand. This coupled with the dark cloud brewing over the world economy are further causing strain on the AUD.

It is expected that the weakness in the AUD with put pressure on the price of imported goods. This will impact on the price of jigsaw mats and well as other training mats. Jigsaw mats and MMA mats are generally an imported item which is sensitive against a devaluing AUD. It is expected that the price of jigsaw mats and MMA mats will increase in the immediate future if the lower AUD persists.

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Trump Say US may make trade deal with China

To the surprise to many it appears that US President Donald Trump has held out hope of a trade deal with China. He is not backing down on tit-for-tat tariffs as the trade war escalates but feels it could eventually happen.

 A day after imposing new tariffs on nearly $US200 billion Chinese imports and threatening more if China retaliates, President Donald Trump has left the door open for China to negotiate an end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing. During a speech to reporters on Tuesday while visiting with the Polish President, Trump implied the US may make a deal with China.  Trump said that he is always open to talking, “We’re having a tremendous impact on China. We’re doing a very good job with China,” he said before threatening to add tariffs to $US267 billion of Chinese goods if Beijing dares to retaliate.

Amongst the goods that Donald Trump is placing new tariffs on include, but are not limited to, foam mats, puzzle mats and jigsaw mats. It seems that a disproportionate attention is being aimed at gym mats, which is strange considering that Americans like to train. Also they are not a major manufacturer of training mats.

China has indicated that they would go ahead with more tariffs of their own but their options are limited considering that the US import far more goods from China then vice versa. It would be ironic if China decided to impose their own tariff on gym mats from the USA. It is unlikely that China imports any gym mats from USA other then some specialist mats that are not currently manufactured in China.

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Kid’s Friendly Flooring From Direct Mats

Foam mats are the simplest and easiest way to make a floor a secured and nice-looking.  One of the most popular flooring materials, jigsaw foam mats. They are considered to be the most kid’s friendly floor material nowadays. With greater safety appeal and a flexibility this type of flooring materials is gaining popularity both in home and professional environments.

Unfortunately, not every flooring specialist deals with jigsaw foam mats. If you are living in Australia, then you need to go for a jigsaw mats specialist shop to find out your desirable jigsaw mat. And if you are considering of buying foam jigsaw mat or interlocking mats for home, then Southern Cross Mats is the best and most renowned store in Melbourne. We also have a warehouse and store in Sydney so we can service customer Australia Wide.

Since the start, Southern Cross Mats has stocked several types of gym mats and  foam mats in Australian. Whether you want to buy directly from one of the stores or simply purchase online while sitting in the comfort of your home, Southern Cross Mats has you covered. You can book your  jigsaw mats over the phone and directly pick it from the store or can place your order and we can arrange delivery to your doorstep.

 

Why Southern Cross Mats?

  • Being a customer-centric company, it always aims at offering the products and services that will address the exact needs of clients and give them a highly professional experience while working with the staffs of the firm. Besides of selling jigsaw mats and foam mats, it also assists clients to get a perfectly installation service. By providing the expert guide for installing jigsaw foam mats. The mats are easy to install so with a bit of guidance you shouldn’t have any trouble.

 

  • Jigsaw foam tiles are the best option for safe and soft flooring and has become the most favourite choice for schools, children psychotherapeutic clinics, homes, playrooms, and more. Owing to this cause, Southern Cross Mats has covered up a vast range of products and options for catering the needs of every client easily. Jigsaw floor mats from Southern Cross Mats are available in ranges of thicknesses, and colours sizes. Whether it is your kids’ room, your workshop, your playroom or any other place, you can get mats for suiting all sized and designer rooms, decorations and interiors.

 

  • Southern Cross Mats carries foam floor mats in several bright colours, gentle shades and wood pattern designs that can complement any home decor. Most of the interlocking mats, foam jigsaw mats, and martial arts mats are flexible for a variety of uses.

 

  • Mats are designed to be on floor and so Southern Cross Mats always focuses on giving clients the best quality products. Though they are made of EVA foam, they are also durable enough to withstand regular contact with shoes and feet. This is the reason we use only quality materials so that a client can enjoy long-lasting benefits from the mat.

 

Beside of sizes and colours, Southern Cross Mats also gives a cost-effective price approach for our customer. All products offered by Southern Cross Mats are cost-effective and comes to suit any budget. We alway strive to be the most competitive supplier in the market. So if you need kid friendly flooring at a budget look no further.

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Foam Mats for all Your Training Needs

We often get asked the question of which are the better mats for this activity or that. The truth is the type of mats you use for any given activity depends on what you are going and what the out come of your training needs to be. Also the type of area you are using can play a major role in what you might choose to use for your train area. The bottom line is that where you are engaging in a vigorous activity you should probably look at getting some safety mats the help mitigate any risk your activity might attract.

That said I am a big fan of foam mats. Foam mats, as the name implies, are made from compressed foam which is then die-cut into a jigsaw pattern. The die-cutting of the foam mats means that the size is uniform and that each piece will easily slot in to the next, therefore creating a continual surface. Also now as puzzle mats, foam mats are easy to manufacture and transport which makes them and idea product. If you are considering laying some training mats in your dojo or training area then you really can’t go any further then foam mats.

The other benefit of these mats is that they are easily cut. All you need is a Stanley Knife or box cutter and you will easily cut through an EVA mat. This is handy during the installation process as it allows you to fit your mats in non-square corners or to cut around furniture or other obstacles. Foam mats are a truly versatile product.

20mm – 40mm Jigsaw Mats

EVA jigsaw mats are available in a variety of sizes from 20mm to 40mm. The thickness of the mats depends on the use of the mats and it is up to the user to determine what thickness is required. 40mm Jigsaw Mats are more suited for falling martial arts including Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Aikido as they offer more protection. Constant throwing and grappling can often lead to injury if adequate padding is not available during impact. Also other aspects of training like rolling and break-falls require protection. Therefore, the thicker the mat the better the protection.The 40mm jigsaw mats also offer excellent value for money because they offer more protection then mats which are half as thick yet not half the price. For this reason they are a more popular choice of jigsaw mats.

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Delivery Australia Wide

Delivery Australia-wide

Ezymats will deliver mats anywhere in Australian. Whether you are located in a capital city or in regional Australia we have freight forwarders who can delivery direct to you. We deliver any quantity from 1 mat to 100+. For pricing please contact us with your location and quantity required and we will arrange pricing and delivery. All freight costs are the responsibility of the customer. Refer to our delivery policy for additional information.