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Cotton production in São Paulo impacted by dry weather

On March 9, India announced that the halt of cotton exports was reviewed – on March 2, the Indian government announced  an entire halt of shipments – to aim at the domestic market.

Agents of the producing sector claim that they might have problems with domestic market players, therefore, the Indian government conceded and announced that exports are allowed, but only for the product traded until March 4. If the halt of all exports continues, agents expect price increases.

At the beginning of March, the announcement of the halt led international prices to soar. At some moments, the international increase pushed up values in the Brazilian market. The announcement, on balance, reduced liquidity in Brazil, which was observed in the international scenario as well.

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Cotton production in São Paulo impacted by dry weather

On March 9, India announced that the halt of cotton exports was reviewed – on March 2, the Indian government announced  an entire halt of shipments – to aim at the domestic market. Agents of the producing sector claim that they might have problems with domestic market players, therefore, the Indian government conceded and announced that exports are allowed, but only for the product traded… read more

Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because… read more

Cotton Growers Assocications/Organizations

ACSA. American Cotton Shippers Association – USA. Membership organization for US cotton merchants, buyers and mill service agents. Calendar of events. Marketplace for members. List of links to web sites, related to the cotton trade.

ACSA. Australian Cotton Shippers Association – Trade organization for Australian cotton traders, dedicated to promotion and export facilitation. Crop and weather reports. Members’ directory. Links to related sites.

AFCOT. French Cotton Association – France. Trade organization for French cotton merchants. List of member companies. English and French.

CCA. China Cotton Association – Non-profit trade organization for companies and research institutes active in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing and trading of cotton fiber and its products. Information about the Chinese cotton industry. Calendar of events. English and Chinese.

CCA. China Cotton Association – Trade organisation for Chinese growers and processors of cotton fibers. Trading site for cotton merchants. Price, trade and weather information. English and Chinese.

CCGGA.California Cotton Ginners & Growers Associations – USA. Non-profit trade organization for local cotton growers and ginners. Industry information, newsletter and calendar of events. Links to related sites.

CICCA. Committee for International Co-operation between Cotton Associations – Roof organization of national cotton associations and individual companies, dedicated to the principal of good trading practices and the sanctity of contracts. List of member associations. Company directory, downloadable on PDF files.

CWAA. Cotton Warehouse Association of America – USA. Trade organization for the US cotton growing and processing industry, involved in developing and implementing the electronic warehouse receipt, the permanent bale identification system, bale packaging, and the development of a uniform cotton flow shipping standard.

China National Cotton Exchange – Non-profit organization of Chinese cotton growers, involved in marketing and forward trading, inspection, warehousing, transport and technical consulting.

Cotton Board – USA. Non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of cotton fiber and its products in industry and home. News, research, technical studies, marketing information and economic data.

Cotton Council International – International division of the National Cotton Council of America. CCI’s mission is to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and U.S. manufactured cotton products through activities that affect every phase of the marketing chain — from the initial mill buyer of cotton fiber or purchaser of U.S. cotton-rich yarns and fabrics on through to the final consumer.

Cotton SA – South Africa. Non-profit trade organization for the local cotton growers, processors and textile manufacturers. History of cotton in South Africa. Links to publications, crop reports and events.

GCA. Gdynia Cotton Association – Poland. Non-profit, international organization for producers, traders, manufacturers, institutions and organizations in the cotton industry, focused on research, development, testing and arbitration. Categorised members directory. English and Polish.

ICAC. International Cotton Advisory Committee – USA. World wide association of government departments, dedicated to promote cooperation in cotton affairs of international scope and significance. Many links to technical and economic information and publications, on PDF files. Requires Adobe file reader.

IFCP. International Forum for Cotton Promotion – USA. Non-governmental organization of national and international cotton industry organizations, aiming to encourage increased consumer demand for cotton through the implementation of national cotton demand enhancement programs.

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Cotton production in São Paulo impacted by dry weather

On March 9, India announced that the halt of cotton exports was reviewed – on March 2, the Indian government announced  an entire halt of shipments – to aim at the domestic market. Agents of the producing sector claim that they might have problems with domestic market players, therefore, the Indian government conceded and announced that exports are allowed, but only for the product traded… read more

Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because… read more

History of Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal.

The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa.[1] Cotton was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds. The English name derives from the Arabic (al) qutn ?????, which began to be used circa 1400 AD.

The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated from 5000 BC have been excavated in Mexico and Pakistan. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that so lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.
Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tonnes annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land. China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but most of this is used domestically. The United States has been the largest exporter for many years

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Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because… read more

Cotton production (most recent) by country

Rank Countries   Amount  
# 1   China: 25,500
# 2   United States: 17,559
# 3   India: 12,500
# 4   Pakistan: 8,350
# 5   Brazil: 4,400
# 6   Turkey: 4,200
# 7   Greece: 1,700
= 8   Australia: 1,300
= 8   Syria: 1,300
# 10   Mali: 1,050
# 11   Egypt: 1,000
# 12   Benin: 750
# 13   Turkmenistan: 700
# 14   Zimbabwe: 575
= 15   Sudan: 500
= 15   Cote d’Ivoire: 500
= 17   Argentina: 475
= 17   Cameroon: 475
= 19   Nigeria: 450
= 19   Kazakhstan: 450
# 21   Spain: 400
# 22   Iran: 380
= 23   Paraguay: 350
= 23   Togo: 350
# 25   Chad: 325

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Cotton production in São Paulo impacted by dry weather

On March 9, India announced that the halt of cotton exports was reviewed – on March 2, the Indian government announced  an entire halt of shipments – to aim at the domestic market. Agents of the producing sector claim that they might have problems with domestic market players, therefore, the Indian government conceded and announced that exports are allowed, but only for the product traded… read more

Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because… read more

Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation.

Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because cotton clothing breathes better than any other fabric, it’s the right choice to keep you cool in hot, humid weather.

For people concerned with environmental issues, cotton clothing makes a lot of sense. Cotton is biodegradable and a renewable resource. During processing, less than 10% of it is lost or deemed non-usable.

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Cotton production in São Paulo impacted by dry weather

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Benefits of Cotton

Cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics such as cotton clothing allow for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because… read more

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