Global Cotton Roundup – July 15

Here’s a look at some of the top stories impacting the global cotton market this week.

 

Contract Farming Boosts Cotton Production in Tanzania

Tanzania, Africa’s fourth biggest cotton producer, has turned around its cotton production after a policy shift to contract farming that encourages farmers to sign purchase contracts with ginners. Under the system, aging farms have been revived, new areas have opened to cultivation, and farmers who abandoned cotton crops for work in the cities are returning to their plots.

 

Indian Crop Projected to Increase 10.5 Percent

The Cotton Association of India is estimating that the country’s cotton crop will total 395 lakh bales (170 kg each) for the 2013/14 season that began in October 2013.

The projected total is approximately 10.5 percent over the 2012/13 season total of 356.75 lakh bales. Higher yields are cited as the primary reason for the improved crop.

 

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China has been surpassed by Vietnam as the world’s top cotton importer.

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Zhangjiagang Becomes First Certified Laboratory in China

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Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified as a “laboratory of choice” by ICA Bremen.

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ICAC Cooperative Research Network for Cotton Meets in Egypt

November 3, 2015

Ninety-seven delegates from 10 countries attended the ICAC meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions.

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Chinese Cotton Demand at All-Time Low

October 16, 2015

Chinese cotton imports reached an all-time low in September, as an economic slowdown and large domestic inventories continue to weigh on demand.

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Unpicking Cotton?

October 14, 2015

Uzbekistan officials asked local growers to "unpick" some of their harvested cotton. Here's why.

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ICAC Expects Stable World Cotton Trade in 2015/16

October 5, 2015

The International Cotton Advisory Committee has released its latest projections for world cotton trade.

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ICA Bremen Brings Cotton Classing Training to Korea

September 30, 2015

ICA Bremen took its Cotton Classing training course to Korea in early September.

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PhytoGen is releasing PHY 490 W3FE, the first cottonseed variety with the Enlist cotton trait, for the 2016 growing season.

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Growers propelled two PhytoGen brand varieties toward the top of the 2015 USDA Cotton Varieties Planted report.

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China Losing Top Cotton Importer Status

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China Considering Sale from Cotton Reserves

January 18, 2016

China’s government is reportedly considering plans to sell some of its cotton stockpile, a move that could move Chinese domestic prices lower and reduce import demand.

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Zhangjiagang Becomes First Certified Laboratory in China

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Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified as a “laboratory of choice” by ICA Bremen.

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ICA Names New President and Directors

November 12, 2015

Jean-Marc Derossis was elected president of the International Cotton Association during the organization’s Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

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ICAC Cooperative Research Network for Cotton Meets in Egypt

November 3, 2015

Ninety-seven delegates from 10 countries attended the ICAC meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions.

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Chinese Cotton Demand at All-Time Low

October 16, 2015

Chinese cotton imports reached an all-time low in September, as an economic slowdown and large domestic inventories continue to weigh on demand.

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Unpicking Cotton?

October 14, 2015

Uzbekistan officials asked local growers to "unpick" some of their harvested cotton. Here's why.

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ICAC Expects Stable World Cotton Trade in 2015/16

October 5, 2015

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ICA Bremen Brings Cotton Classing Training to Korea

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ICA Bremen took its Cotton Classing training course to Korea in early September.

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U.S. and India Announce Bilateral Collaboration for Technical Textiles

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ICE Futures: World Cotton Contract Begins November 2

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ICE Futures U.S. will launch a World Cotton contract on November 2, which will trade alongside ICE’s benchmark Cotton No. 2 contract.

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China ELS Crop Could Triple

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China’s production of extra-long staple cotton for 2015/16 could be three times the size of last year’s crop, thanks to new incentive programs tied to market prices.

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First Estimate of New Season Indian Cotton Crop Released

August 25, 2015

The Indian cotton crop for the new season beginning this October is estimated to be 38 million bales (170 kilograms each).

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Pakistan Taking the Fight to Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

August 19, 2015

Pakistani officials are working to ramp up efforts in the country’s on-going battle with cotton leaf curl virus.

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Leading Global Economist Set for ICA Trade Event

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