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Chinese wool imports up in 2010
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Nov '10
China's imports of wool totaled to about 256,800 tons from January to September 2010, an increase of 6.36 percent over the same period in 2009, according to customs statistics.

Of which, imports of raw wool registered 203,700 tons, an increase of 6.35 percent year on year; imports of washed hair were 38,000 tons, an increase of 11.81 percent, imports of wool tops were 12,800 tons, down 8.99 percent and imports of combed wool were 2305 tons, an increase of 23.54 percent, year on year.

China's imports of Australian wool reached 131,700 tons from January-September, down by 1.33 percent year on year, of which imports of raw wool were 129,200 tons, an increase of 2.42 percent and imports of washed wool were 2,464 tons, down 65.91 percent.

China's wool imports from New Zealand came to 40,300 tons, an increase of 12.55 percent year on year, of which imports of raw wool were 23,400 tons, flat with the same time of the previous year and imports of washed hair were 16,800 tons, an increase of 36.85 percent year on year.

China's wool imports from Uruguay achieved 20,700 tons, an increase of 4.73 percent, of which, imports of raw wool were 8347 tons, an increase of 17.73 percent; imports of washed wool were 3,000 tons, an increase of 54.47 percent and imports of wool tops were 8,760 tons, down 16.23 percent year on year.

China's total imports of wool from South Africa touched about 12,000 tons from January-September, an increase of 9.98 percent year on year, of which, imports of raw wool were 11,500 tons, an increase of 12.25 percent year on year.

Wool imports from Argentina were 8,835 tons, an increase of 69.11 percent year on year, of which imports of raw wool were 4883 tons, an increase of 106.14 percent year on year; imports of washed wool were 1,339 tons, an increase of 66.15 percent and that of wool tops were 2,277 tons, an increase of 36.09 percent.

It is worth mentioning that China's imports of combed wool this year are much higher than in previous years, but combed wool was of very poor quality and these imports have been found to be carrying a lot of garbage hair and fecal eggs, which have caused economic losses to importing companies.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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