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Heavy rains prove costly for cotton crop

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Apr '10
The heavy downpour has badly damaged the crops and it is assumed that this would have caused a minimum loss of Au +$20 million to the cotton cultivators on the Central Highlands.

Heavy rains have not only affected the production but also colour of the crop, Gordon Cherry from the cotton trading company, Dunavants Australia, said.

He believes that, during the period when the demand for cotton is rising, such damage will hamper the supply.

Robustly flowing demand from the Asian domestic markets has aided them to overcome the impact of the global economic crisis, he said.

He added by saying that, the markets in the US are reviving, with consumer sentiments improving, leading retailers to refill their inventories, which also means good demand for cotton, but we are in a tight situation.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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