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Wool imports surge in Jan-June period
Aug '09
According to customs statistics, China's wool imports reached about 166,400 tons in the first half of this year, an increase of 1.32 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Among the import figures, imports of raw wool were 136,000 tons, increase of 8.06 percent year-on-year; imports of cleaned wool were 17,400 tons, down 26.92 percent year-on-year; import of wool tops were 8,361 tons, down 8.26 percent year-on-year; imports of carbonized wool realized 3,275 tons, an increase of 1.23 percent year-on-year.

Australia is still the biggest supplier of wool to China. In the first half, China's wool imports from Australia realized 99,680 tons, a growth of 6.34 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, of which, imports of raw wool were 94,160 tons, an increase of 5.59 percent year-on-year.

Wool imports from New Zealand marked 24,490 tons, representing a year-on-year growth of about 1,653 tons, an increase of 7.24 percent. Of which, imports of raw wool were 16,800 tons, an increase of about 9.73 percent year-on-year and imports of cleaned wool were 7,403 tons, an increase of about 6.95 percent.

Wool imports from Uruguay stood at 12,180 tons, down 1.35 percent year-on-year, but imports of wool tops were 6,088 tons, an increase of about 56.12 percent. Wool imports from South Africa scored 8,710 tons, an increase of 54.59 percent year-on-year and imports from UK realized 4,259 tons, an increase of 75.53 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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