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Silk industry indicators witness declines in 2008
Mar '09
For the purpose of silk rearing, about 17,508,000 sheets of seed were provided to farmers throughout the year in 2008, down 17.24 percent y-o-y; however, cocoon production reached about 658,600 tons, up 16.27 percent when compared with 2007.

Egg production of first generation hybrid silkworm was 18,145,000 sheets throughout 2008, representing a decline of 3,697,000 sheets from the previous year, or a year-on-year drop of about 16.93 percent.

Cocoon purchase registered 540,600 tons throughout the year, a drop of about 17.47 percent when corresponded with 2007 and average price for spring and summer cocoons was averaging 745-1230 and 600-900 Yuan per 50 kg respectively.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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