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Cotton: governments step in

Faced with falling cotton prices, governments triggered mechanisms to support their farmers. This is the case in India, which has a record production for the second consecutive year – it should even become the world’s largest producer, overtaking China …

Cotton hits 2009 lows as supplies rise

Cotton has tumbled 23 percent this year, the most among 22 raw materials in the Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index, on concern that harvests will exceed use for a fifth straight year. The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for 2014

Cotton slump continues for 12th session on China concerns

Cotton fell almost 19 percent to 75.85 cents a pound on ICE Futures U.S. in New York since reaching a 16-month closing high of 93.32 cents on Aug. 16. Traders say they expect the state-owned company that controls China’s cotton

Cotton tumbles to 9-month low

Cotton prices fell to a nine-month low after data showed demand for the fiber has waned just as production is ramping up, as favorable weather conditions in key cotton-growing states in the U.S. was likely to boost the pace of the

How will China cotton policy change impact the world market?

China is the largest importer of raw cotton in the global market. In 2011, the Chinese government began stockpiling cotton in an effort to support domestic farmers through the establishment of purchase prices. In 2012, the government stockpiled 85% of

How will China influence the cotton market?

The December cotton contract closed below its 50- and 100-day moving averages at 85.24 cents and 85.72 cents on Monday, an indication of technical pressure in a market that has been largely range-bound in recent sessions. Trading volumes totaled fewer

Declining cotton production will lead to higher prices in 2013-14

“Global cotton production will decrease by 11 percent to 23.2 million tons (106.56 million bales) in 2013-14 due to lower cotton prices and increased attractiveness of competing crops”, says the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in its latest market outlook published

Lumber at 18-month high; Cotton at 5-month

Lumber prices shot higher this week, reaching the highest price in over 18 months, spurred on by a stronger housing market. On Wednesday, the US Commerce Department released figures showing that new home construction in September reached an annualized rate

Cotton Glut Seen Extending Slump as Levi’s Costs Slide

Cotton warehouses from China to Australia are bulging with the biggest-ever glut, a year after record prices spurred farmers to expand output. Prices tumbled 16 percent this year. Harvests will exceed demand for a third year, swelling stockpiles by 10

Cotton: Indian harvest may decrease up to 30%