Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Mali cotton output to shoot up in 2012-13
Mali cotton output to shoot up in 2012-13
May '12
In spite of several adversities being faced by it, the West African land-locked country of Mali is expecting a huge rise in its cotton output for the 2012-13 season.

Most of the cotton cultivation in Mali is undertaken in southern part of the country, whereas the northern part has been hit by the March 22 military revolt.

Alongside gold, cotton is also considered to be a foundation of Mali's economy.

The country projects its cotton output for the 2012-13 season at around 500,000 tons, up from 2011-12 season's output of 445,143 tons. Further, good rainfall and steady local farmgate cotton prices are also expected to stir production.

In the past, West Africa contributed around 15 percent of the global cotton exports, but then in early 2000s it suffered a severe setback due to a market crash, which the West African states allege was due to subsidies extended by competing nations like the United States to its cotton growers.

Following the market crash, most farmers shifted to other crops as they saw less profitability in cultivating the crop. However, as the cotton prices soared significantly during 2010 and 2011, farmers once again started getting attracted to cotton.

Cotton cultivation is undertaken in Mali from May to October.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

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

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

December 2016

December 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search