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Cotton acreage expected to fall in Shanxi province
04
Mar '09
According to the survey by Shanxi statistical survey department, cotton planting area in the next new cotton season is expected to be less then the land under cotton acreage in the current cotton season (2008-09).

According to the data, the cotton cultivation area in the province in the current cotton season in Shanxi Province is 980,500 mu (one hectare=15 Chinese mu), less 26.27 percent from the previous cotton season year (2007-08).

This has led to fears that the cotton cultivation area may fall further in the next season (2009-10). The main reasons attributed to the expected fall are low cotton prices and decline in overall demand for the white gold.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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