China Policy and Market Update

In December, China imported 1,629,083 bales (354,691 MT) of cotton, representing an increase of 80.43% month-on-month (m/m), and an increase of 130.9% year-on-year (y/y). The total value was USD $588.82 million, representing an increase of 89.33% m/m, an increase of 117.21% y/y. In 2020, Chinese cotton imports totaled 9,912,346 bales (2,158,159 MT), an increase of 16.71% y/y. U.S. cotton was ranked as the largest supplier with a total of 4,486,242 bales (976,764 MT), accounting for 45.26% of total imports, the U.S. cotton’s market share increased 25.76% y/y. Brazil cotton was ranked as the second largest with a total quantity of 2,839,260 bales (618,176 MT), accounting for 28.64% of total imports, and its market share increased 1.31% y/y, according to the latest GACC statistics.

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