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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Market profiles

The textile sector has emerged as a dominant player in the economic development of Bangladesh. The emergence and meteoric growth of the highly labour-intensive ready-made garments (RMG) sector in the last two-and-a-half decades significantly encouraged the development of the capital-intensive primary textile sector (PTS) in this country. In the financial year ending June 2006, Bangladesh’s total exports amounted to $10.526 billion, in which the contribution of the textile sector (comprising mainly RMG and knitwear) was $8.10 billion, i.e. 77% of total national exports. Even in 2006, one year after all quota restrictions on imports of garments into the world market were removed, exports of RMG registered a growth of 21.6%.

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