International Stories


India: Higher Production on Less Acreage as New Season Begins

October 25, 2016

India’s Cotton Advisory Board is estimating 35.1 million bales of cotton production in the country during the new growing season that began October 1.


Reinhart Named New ICA President

October 25, 2016

The International Cotton Association named its 2016-17 leadership team – headed by President Jürg Reinhart – during the organization’s annual general meeting in Liverpool.


Could Blockchain Transform International Cotton Trade?

October 24, 2016

A recent cotton shipment processed and executed using blockchain – the technology that drives bitcoin – could represent a big breakthrough for international cotton trade.


Indian Textile Industry Seeks Cotton Stability Support

October 3, 2016

The Indian textile industry has asked the government to provide a support mechanism to counter high volatility in cotton prices.


Next Year’s Indian Cotton Crop to Remain Flat

August 30, 2016

The Indian cotton crop for the next season beginning in October is expected to remain at the same level as the current year.

Indian Government to Sell Cotton Stock

July 18, 2016

The Government of India has directed the Cotton Corporation of India to sell its entire cotton balance stock to offset the abnormal price rise.

Indian Spinning Association Works to Calm Current Cotton Situation

July 15, 2016

The Southern India Mills’ Association has called for calmness among spinners in India in the wake of the country’s downward cotton production estimate.

Indian Cotton Production to Decline

July 14, 2016

The Cotton Advisory Board of India has revised its estimate for this year’s cotton supply and demand situation in India, placing production at its lowest total in five years.

New Leadership, Export Program for Indian Textiles

July 6, 2016

India’s textiles industry is benefitting from newly-established leadership and a program designed to increase garment exports.

Indian Association Wants Free Trade for Cotton

June 27, 2016

The Cotton Association of India is urging the Government of Pakistan not to support the call for an export ban on cotton by the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association.

Update on Indian Cotton Textile Sector

June 15, 2016

By Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar The Indian government implemented its largest ever minimum support price (MSP) scheme through Cotton Corporation of

Jack McCarty Named ICAC Researcher of the Year

May 31, 2016

Dr. Jack C. McCarty of Mississippi State University was named Researcher of the Year for 2016 by the International Cotton Advisory Committee.

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Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.


New Year Indian Cotton Crop Update

January 5, 2018

India is expected to produce about 37.5 million bales (170 Kgs each) amidst the pink bollworm infestation situation in major cotton growing regions.


Plan in Place to Grow India’s Textiles Sector

December 21, 2017

India intends to grow its textile industry through a new plan to train and enhance skilled manpower.


Cotton Production Improves in Pakistan

December 19, 2017

Sustained growth in cotton production reached 10.685 million bales during the last fortnight (Dec 1-15), according to an article on


First Estimate of India’s New Season Cotton Crop Revealed

November 15, 2017

The first estimate of India’s current season cotton crop has been released.


Cotton Market Facing Price Pressure

October 3, 2017

Thanks to expected record yields in many countries, the cotton market will likely show some signs of pressure in the short term.


Lunchaprasith Wins Cotton Grower Essay Contest at Cotton Institute

August 24, 2017

In his winning essay from the 2017 ACSA International Cotton Institute, Nudhanai Lunchaprasith offered a personal reflection on the evolution of technologies in cotton marketing.


Some New Thoughts for the Cotton Industry

August 23, 2017

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech spent part of his summer in India, observing and discussing the country’s cotton industry and goals. He shares some of his observations in this commentary.


International Cotton Leader Showcases Innovations

July 12, 2017

Cotton Incorporated’s Kater Hake urged India producers to find new applications and functionalities for cotton and textile production.


Kai Hughes Named ICAC Executive Director

July 5, 2017

Kai Hughes has been named the new Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee.


Indian Textile Industry Aims to Reach $650 Billion by 2025

July 5, 2017

India’s Prime Minister has urged the country’s textiles sector to reach $650 billion by 2025.