Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cotton production and trade

Cotton production will touch around 260-275 lk bales in the current year as against 245 lk bales last year.

Cotton exports will probably exceed last year’s level of 43 lk bales.

India has emerged as the second largest supplier of cotton to China after US. China imported about 4.2 mln tonnes of cotton last year.

World Cotton exports are expected to touch 9.4 mln tonnes.

World Cotton production is expected to come down marginally to about 24.7 mln tonnes from 24.8 mln tonnes in 2005-06.