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Cotton consumption projected at 123.7 mn bales in 2008/09
Sep '08
Cotton USA (Cotton Council International) releases Global Economic Update.

• 2008-09 World mill use estimated at 123.7 million bales, down 840,000 bales from August.
• 2008-09 U.S. exports estimated at 14.5 million bales, down 500,000 bales from August.
• 2008-09 U.S. production at 13.9 million bales, up 80,000 bales from August and down 5.4 million bales from the 2007-08 crop.
• 2008-09 China mill use estimated at 53.0 million bales, down 500,000 bales from August.

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COTTON USA is the export promotions program of Cotton Council International (CCI), the overseas market promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America.

COTTON USA promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products in markets around the world.

From CCI's offices in Washington, DC; London, United Kingdom; Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China; and Hong Kong - and in-country representatives throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe - COTTON USA reaches about 3 billion current and potential customers of U.S. cotton in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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