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Cotton price volatility hallmark of 2011
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Jan '12
China's cotton market showed a downward trend in 2011. Statistical analysis of cotton futures in Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange index revealed that cotton price declined by nearly 13,500 Yuan / ton, or 40.52 percent in 2011.

The movement of Zhengzhou cotton price index could be divided into two phases.

In the first phase, from early January to mid-February around the Spring Festival, Zhengzhou cotton futures continued on a bullish trend and hit a yearly high of 33,601 Yuan, close to historic highs reached in 2010.

The second phase lasted for almost eight months and was the phase in which prices declined. Zhengzhou cotton price index fell all the way down from the high level of mid-February to 19,800 Yuan / ton on October 21, down around 40 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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