Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / China's cotton imports drop in May 2014
China's cotton imports drop in May 2014
Jun '14
The declining trend in China’s cotton imports continued in the month of May 2014, with average import price showing a slight increase.
According to customs statistics, China imported 191,500 tons of cotton in May, showing a decline of 32,900 tons or 14.6 percent over April 2014 imports. The drop was even greater at 44.6 percent on a year-on-year basis.
The average import price of cotton in May 2014 worked out to US$ 2,137/ton, up $50 or 2.4 percent over April 2014 price of $2,087/ton. The average price increased by 4.9 percent compared to May 2013, the data showed.
In the first five months of 2014, China’s total cotton imports stood at 1,176,500 tons, which is a decrease of 45.1 percent year-on-year.
During the first nine months of the ongoing cotton season from September 2013 till May 2014, China’s total cotton imports stood at 2.3 million tons, down 34.5 percent year-on-year.
In the previous cotton season from September 2012 to August 2013, China imported 4.396 million tons of cotton, down 19.2 percent year-on-year.
The decline in China’s cotton imports is in line with the expected government policy of giving subsidy to cotton farmers and various other measures, which are expected to narrow the difference between prices of domestic cotton and imported cotton. Market analysts expect the trend of declining cotton imports to continue this year.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: India ITME

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Industry needs to create 1cr jobs in 3yrs: Kavita Gupta

Sharing several initiatives laid out by the government in R&D,...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Package will boost made-ups sector: SIMA

The reforms package approved by the Union Cabinet to boost employment ...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Cabinet okays reforms to boost jobs in made-ups sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Smita Murarka

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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