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China’s Cotton Reserve Sales Likely to Impact Imports and Stocks.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – In April 2016, the Chinese government announced its plan for auctioning cotton from its reserve, which impacts Chinese cotton consumption and imports. Sales will begin on May 3 and run through the end of August, immediately before the harvest of the 2016/17 domestic crop.

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Applied DNA Sciences Launches Enhanced DNA Authentication Quantifying Cotton Species.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS), Inc. a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft technology product genotyping and product authentication solutions,

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Cotton Production to Recover in 2016/17 While Consumption Remains Stable.

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – Cotton planting in Northern Hemisphere countries commences this month. In 2016/17, world cotton area is expected to expand by 1% to 31.3 million hectares. From December 2015 through February 2016, international cotton prices as measured by the Cotlook A Index

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India: Cotton Arrivals Decline by About 11% in 2015-16 Season.

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Mumbai, India – The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its February estimate of the cotton crop for the 2015-16 season, which began on 1st October 2015. The CAI has placed its February estimate of the cotton crop for the 2015-16 season at 345.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each.

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Pakistan: Cotton Output Plunges 34 Percent by March 15.

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Karachi, Pakistan – International The News reports in Pakistan that Cotton production fell 34.07 percent to 9.748 million bales up till March 15 of the current season from 14.785 million bales a year ago, Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA) data showed. 

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Global 2015/16 Cotton Production Reduced Further in March.

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C. United States – However, cotton yarn imports by China have supplanted much of the domestic spinning declines; in 2015/16, China could import about 10 million bale-equivalents of raw fiber in the form of cotton yarn, triple the level imported 5 years ago.

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Timberland Commissions Study to Test Feasibility of Reintroducing Cotton as Haitian Export Crop.

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

New Hampshire, United States – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, Impact Farming and Haiti-based Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) announced the launch of a new feasibility studyexploring the possibility of reintroducing cotton as an export crop for Haitian smallholder farmers.

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adidas Group Exceeds 2015 Better Cotton Target.

By   /  March 16, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Cotton News  /  No Comments

Switzerland / Germany – The adidas Group announced that in 2015 the company sourced 43% of all its cotton as Better Cotton, exceeding the originally planned 40% target. This marks the highest volume in sustainable cotton used in the company’s history.

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Applied DNA Sciences Expands Signature®T DNA System for Cotton Supply Chain Security.

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, has expandedits SigNature®T DNAsystem for cotton supply chain

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Bangladesh Imports 49% Cotton from India.

By   /  March 12, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Bangladesh / India – Dhaka Tribune reports that  Bangladesh is highly dependent on India for cotton, the basic raw material for the textile industry, due to comparative price, shorter lead time and smooth supply.  According to the latest data from Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Bangladesh imports 49% cotton from India to meet its demand.

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