Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SODECOTON loses due to cotton smuggling
SODECOTON loses due to cotton smuggling
Jul '11
During the 2010-11 harvest season, Cameroon's Cotton Development Corp., SODECOTON has lost about US$ 31 million or 14 billion CFA francs owing to smuggling of cotton.

In the neighbouring Nigeria, prices of cotton were more than the 200 CFA francs per kg (1 kg = 2.2 pounds) offered by SODECOTON (Société de développement du coton du Cameroun). Hence, farmers preferred to smuggle the cotton across the border to fetch higher price.

Editor's note-It is a normal human tendency to try and get maximum returns, wherever possible. However, people do not tend to take huge risk, unless it is worth the effort.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter textile manufacturing

Patanjali Ayurved, an enterprise initiated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

German technology to help in energy saving in textiles

German technology can play a major role making the environment...

Courtesy: Trupik

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Oct 2016

Virtual 3D fitting rooms revolutionising online shopping

Virtual fitting rooms meant to bridge the gap between e-commerce...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search