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Cotton output down in previous cotton season
Oct '10
The 2009-10 cotton marketing year concluded in September 2010. As per the statistics for that season, cotton planting area substantially declined due to the impact of international financial crisis.

Cotton production fell and actual output touched seven million tons in China, representing a reduction of one million tons or a decrease of 12.5 percent, from its previous cotton year 2008-09.

In the same period, the state released 1.33 million tons of cotton reserves in total to fulfill the supply-demand mismatch of cotton in the markets and also to stabilize prices which had gone down substantially at the start of the season.

In the season under consideration, cotton prices rose significantly and had crossed the 18,000 Yuan / ton by the end of September 2010, an increase of 5,000 Yuan / ton, year on year. Yarn prices too rose exponentially following the flare-up in cotton prices.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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