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Cotton Exporter’s Guide

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The guide is a reference book that provides a comprehensive view of all aspects of the cotton value chain from a market perspective, and an overview of the world cotton market. It outlines factors influencing supply and demand, and market trends; considers major issues of the sector, including trade policy and WTO issues; deals with textile processing of cotton, cotton quality and its determinants, and cotton contamination; covers various aspects of cotton trading and export marketing; looks at e-commerce, the ICE Futures U.S. and other futures markets for cotton; reviews the market for different types of cotton, including organic cotton; presents market profiles of the main importing countries in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand) and Turkey, with recommendations on how to approach their cotton-consuming textile industries. Annexes contain a list of international cotton associations, as well as lists of useful addresses and web resources.

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The world cotton market

Cotton and cotton textile industries are central to the economic growth of both developed and developing countries, and contribute to development that is sustainable and socially responsible. Cotton is the raw material of wealth, industrialization and development. It is a vital cash crop providing income for everything from education, health and housing to transportation, and often serves as a catalyst for industrialization and rising social welfare.

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