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Value addition stands out
Value-added yarns are growing at a faster pace and hybrid yarns have emerged as a force to reckon with the rise of customer interest in functional values, finds an exclusive report from the ITJ.
A COTTON OF CRISIS
All is not well on the cotton front! Fall in production and acreage, and wild fluctuations in the prices beginning late last year have dampened the spirit of the industry. On the farm front, ravages of bollworm have added to the woes of the suppliers.
Price volatility, a hurdle to cotton industry growth
The cotton price has been fluctuating in tandem with international price unlike earlier cotton seasons. The global cotton price ruled high during the last cotton season which continued till the beginning of the new season.
India’s cotton yarn exports fall
According to data compiled by the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Indian cotton yarn exports witnessed a fall of 9.79 per cent in the first four months of fiscal 2017-18. Exporters cite slow pick up by China and Bangladesh, the two big target markets comprising around half of the cotton yarn shipments from India, for the decline.
Cotton situation stable
In India, this season’s 65 per cent of cotton crop has arrived and if the price stability is maintained, it will be win-win for the cotton and textile sectors
India’s cotton yarn exports dip
Cotton yarn exports in India declined by 11.58 per cent in terms of value and 4.44 per cent in terms of volume during April - June this year compared to the same period last year. Cotton yarn exports to China, being the major consumer has declined. China imported 149.66 million kg of cotton yarn during the first three months of last financial year (2015-2016) and it dropped to 99.09 million kg during the same period this year. The decline in exports started in April 2014.
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