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(09-March, 2017 14:48 IST )

India is the largest cotton producing and second largest cotton exporting country


India is the largest cotton producing and second largest cotton exporting country. As per International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) report for the month of March 2017, details of major cotton producing & exporting nations including India is given below.

Details of Major Cotton Producing & Exporting nations

(figures in Million Metric Tonnes of cotton)

Country

2014-15 (Estimated)

2015-16(Estimated)

2016-17 (Projected)

Production

Export

Production

Export

Production

Export

India

6.56

0.98

5.75

1.17

5.97

0.85

China

3.55

2.45

2.81

1.99

3.69

2.77

Pakistan

6.50

0.02

4.75

0.03

4.74

0.02

USA

2.30

0.10

1.51

0.05

1.69

0.03

Brazil

1.56

0.85

1.29

0.94

1.42

0.66

Australia

0.53

0.52

0.63

0.62

1.01

0.84

Others

5.20

2.89

4.29

2.73

4.17

2.68

Total

26.20

7.81

21.03

7.53

22.69

7.85

 

Major markets for Indian Cotton exports are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand etc. Statement showing Country-wise export and its share with total export from India is at Annexure – II.

Country-wise Cotton Exports from India

Country

2014-15

2015-16 (Provisional)

Export

(in lakh bales)

Share in total exports (%)

Export

(in lakh bales)

Share in total exports (%)

Bangladesh

22.91

40%

21.50

31%

China

16.76

29%

6.46

9%

Pakistan

3.79

7%

27.16

39%

Indonesia

1.47

3%

2.88

4%

Vietnam

8.01

14%

6.17

9%

Thailand

0.80

1%

0.53

1%

Turkey

0.43

1%

1.17

2%

Others

3.55

6%

3.13

5%

Total Export

57.72

-

69.00

-

(Source: DGCIS, Kolkata)

 

In order to collect data for demand, supply, stocks, export & import position of cotton in the Country the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) is constituted by Government of India. The Cotton Advisory Board has estimated the cotton export from the Country during cotton season 2016-17 at 50 lakh bales as against 69 lakh bales during the previous year. 

The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta today, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

 

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GG/DJM

 

 

 


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