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Cotton Stocks Outside China Are Projected to Grow in 2017/18.

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C, United States – World cotton production is projected to increase by 10% during 2017/18 reaching 25.4 million tons. Higher cotton prices during 2016/17 and better cotton price ratios to other competing crops during 2017 planting campaign resulted in expansion of cotton area by an estimated 3 million hectares to over 32 million hectares. During 2017/18 […]

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Cotton Prices Uncertain in 2017/18.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The Secretariat forecasts that the A Index in 2017/18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17.  This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015/16 to 2016/17, which suggests that such a drop is […]

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Global Cotton Production Continues to Recover.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – In 2015/16, world cotton production declined by 19% to 21.3 million tons, which was the lowest volume since 2002/03. This was a result of both a 9% contraction in area due to low cotton prices and a 10% fall in the world average yield.

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The European Union (EU) is now a Member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington, United States – The European Union (EU) is now a member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). The membership of the EU in the ICAC is of strategic significance to the world cotton industry and the 150 million people involved in cotton production, marketing and processing each season. Some of the most important […]

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Dr. K.R. Kranthi Named Head of the Technical Information Section of ICAC.

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The ICAC Standing Committee has approved the appointment of Dr. K.R. Kranthi as the next Head of the organization’s Technical Information Section. Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi is currently the Director of the Central Institute of Cotton Research in Nagpur, India.

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Researchers Present Ways in Which to Reduce the Usage of Water in Cotton Production.

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News  /  No Comments

Islamabad, Pakistan – The growth of population and the economy are putting ever more pressure on the use of water in agriculture in general and in cotton cultivation in particular. This issue was discussed by a panel of researchers and scientists during the Third Open Session of the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton […]

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Global Cotton Stocks Shrinking due to Production Loss in 2015/16.

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States  – World ending stocks are projected to decrease by 8% to 20.4 million tons, which represents about 86% of world cotton consumption in 2015/16. This is the first reduction in world ending stocks since 2009/10. China’s ending stocks are forecast to decrease by 7% to 12 million tons, while ending stocks […]

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ICAC: Preparations for 75th Plenary Advancing Smoothly.

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Pakistan /  United States – José Sette, Executive Director of the ICAC, visited Pakistan last week to discuss arrangements with the local Organizing Committee for the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, which will be held in Islamabad, from October 31st to November 4th, 2016.Logistical preparations are advancing

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Polyester Prices Hurting Cotton’s Market Share.

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – When cotton prices dropped at the start of 2014/15, the gap between international cotton prices, as represented by the Cotlook A index, and polyester prices in China, which accounts for 72% of world polyester production, narrowed significantly and greatly improved the competitiveness of cotton. However, this only lasted for a […]

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ICAC Opens Applications for Researcher of the Year Award.

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – The International Cotton Advisory Committee has opened applications for the “ICAC Researcher of the Year Award 2015.” This annual award was instituted in 2009 and is the most prestigious recognition offered to cotton researchers all over the world. Researchers from universities and public sector

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