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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

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

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)┬áin its latest market outlook published