China’s cotton imports set to increase to 2.4 million tonnes this marketing year

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China’s cotton imports are projected to increase marginally to 2.4 million metric tonnes in the current marketing year to meet higher demand for textiles and apparels, according to a report of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Its cotton imports last year were 2.3 million metric tons. World’s largest cotton supplier US exported 884,000 metric tons to […]

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WTO members including the US question India on several subsidy schemes

World Trade Organization (WTO) members, especially the US, have questioned India on various subsidy schemes like RoDTEP, a key export tax refund scheme, Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC), subsidy on crop loans, import duty on cotton and ban on onion exports.  Seeking “an update on the operational status and guidelines” of the Remission of […]

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Pakistan’s cotton output set to rise by 18%, but imports likely to continue

Pakistan’s cotton output for the marketing year 2021/22 is forecast to rise by 18% to around 5.3 million bales due to the availability of new seed varieties, better pest and disease management, and government support, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Despite the rise in output, Pakistan’s cotton output remains at historic lows and […]

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India’s cotton output set to rise by 3%

World’s second-largest cotton producer India’s output of the natural fibre is set to increase by 3% to around 29.7 million bales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The average yield is expected to increase by 5% to 497 kilograms per hectare due to expectations of normal monsoon. Domestic consumption is also set to […]

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