India, the world’s second-biggest cotton exporter, is expected to export 7 million bales (each of 170kg) of the fibre in 2017/18 against 5.8 million bales shipped in the 2016/17 season. Photo: Reuters
India, the world’s second-biggest cotton exporter, is expected to export 7 million bales (each of 170kg) of the fibre in 2017/18 against 5.8 million bales shipped in the 2016/17 season. Photo: Reuters

India signs deals to export 200,000 bales of cotton to China

India is looking to sell 2.5 million to 3 million bales to China in the next season beginning October, up from around 800,000 bales of expected exports in the 2017/18 marketing year

Mumbai: India has signed contracts to export 200,000 bales of cotton to China in the past one week, the head of a trade body said, after Beijing last week sought to impose tariffs on cotton supplies from the United States.

India, the world’s second-biggest cotton exporter, is expected to export 7 million bales (each of 170kg) of the fibre in 2017/18 against 5.8 million bales shipped in the 2016/17 season, Atul Ganatra, president of the Cotton Association of India, told Reuters.

India is looking to sell 2.5 million to 3 million bales to China in the next season beginning October, up from around 800,000 bales of expected exports in the 2017/18 marketing year, Ganatra said earlier.

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