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Report on cotton imports in China

June 3rd, 2019 / By: / Industry News

“Research Report on Cotton Import in China, 2019–2023” details the factors in cotton production in China. The growth rate of China’s cotton spinning industry is slowing as labor costs, land and rent prices rise. Cotton production capacity is being transferred to Xinjiang from other parts of China. In 2018, the cotton planting area in China was about 3,352,000 hectares, increasing by 4.9 percent year-over-year. Overall, China imported about 500,000 tons of cotton from the U.S. in 2017 while the U.S. exported 3.49 million tons of cotton in 2018.

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