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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

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