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China becomes major importer of Uzbek cotton
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China has become a major importer of cotton from Uzbekistan, owing in part to a series of measures taken by the Government to encourage textile enterprises to import Uzbek cotton.
 
In 2012, the Working Groups of China and Uzbekistan held three meetings, which served as a communication platform for government departments and cotton enterprises of both nations.
 
From January to September 2012, China imported 254,000 tons of cotton worth US$ 612 million, up 44.3 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese customs statistics.
 
Cotton imports accounted for 85.5 percent of total Chinese imports from Uzbekistan during the nine-month period.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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