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Published on Friday, 07 February 2014

China stockpiling: a threat to identity cottons?

Written by John Mowbray

cotton furrowWAKEFIELD – ICAC has moved to dismiss suggestions that China’s aggressive cotton stockpiling policy poses a threat to identity cotton prices. However, Ecotextile News correspondent, Simon Ferrigno believes that the protectionist measure by China – which now sees it holding almost 60 per cent of world cotton stocks – will inevitably be having an impact on cotton prices from the likes of BCI, organic and CMIA which, he says, are “almost invariably based on conventional prices.” Brett Mathews reports.


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