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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 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

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