The United States used to be the largest cotton exporter to China, and U.S. shipments increased from 50,000 tons in 2001/02 to 1.3 million tons in 2011/12. Last season, India overtook the United States, exporting 1.94 million tons of cotton to China. However, midway through this season, Australia has surpassed both India and the United States, exporting 578,000 tons of cotton into China. Compared to the same period last season, Brazilian and Uzbek exports to China remained stable at 284,500 tons, and 189,000 tons, respectively.
For the past five seasons, African countries contributed, on average, 10% of total exports to China. In 2011/12 Africa exported a total of 482,700 tons of cotton to China. The top three exporting countries were Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Benin. During the first seven months of the current season, Mali, Zambia, and Zimbabwe has already exported a total of 125,000 tons of cotton to China.
Planting is starting in the northern hemisphere, a 2% reduction in planting area is expected while the average yield is forecast at 754 kg/ha, almost the same as in the previous season. The projected planted area of 30.8 million hectares (90% of the world total) is expected to produce 23.2 million tons of cotton (89% of the world total). This season US cotton production is expected to increase from 3.4 million tons to 3.7 million tons, China is expected to decrease cotton production slightly from 7.4 million tons to 7.3 million tons, and India is expected to decrease cotton production from 6 million tons to 5.6 million tons.
International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017
Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...
Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017
SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...
Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017
The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...
Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited
India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders
‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’
Angelina Francesca Cheang
'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'
Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...
Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...
Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...