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Patterns in Exports of Cotton Fiber and Yarn

Darren Hudson, Don Ethridge


Examination of trends in production, consumption, and exports of raw cotton fiber and cotton yarn from Southwest Asia reveals some general indications as to the importance of this region in the world market. These trends, along with the underlying policy framework, indicate that U.S. cotton producers have benefitted from decreased exports of raw fiber from Pakistan and India, but U.S. textile manufacturers have lost in terms of increased imports of yarns and fabrics, and may be losing market share of those products in regions of the world where there is direct competition from Pakistan and India.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 442 - 446
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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