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China's cotton yarn imports likely to rise this year
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Feb '13
The Government of China is expected to continue with its policy of temporary purchase and storage of cotton during the current year, making it easier for Chinese enterprises to import cotton yarn compared to cotton which are governed by quotas. Hence, cotton yarn imports by Chinese textile mills are likely to go up this year.
 
During the first three months of the current cotton marketing season (September-November 2012), China imported 419,800 tons of cotton yarn, which is a growth of 56 percent year-on-year.
 
In China, cotton yarn imports are not subject to quota restriction and the prices of imported yarn are lower than the prices of domestic cotton yarn, which forces Chinese textile mils to procure cotton yarn from other countries like India and Pakistan.
 
China is the world’s largest consumer and importer of cotton. However, due to the import quota restrictions on cotton, textile entrepreneurs prefer to import cotton yarn, instead of cotton.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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