China will support Bangladesh for BMRE (Balancing, Modernization, Rehabilitation and Expansion) work of its jute mills and producing viscose, a type of rayon. In this connection on Sunday [13 November 2016], a Minutes of Discussion (MOD) was signed between the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and the Textile Industrial Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation of China, outlining areas for cooperation and investment in Bangladesh concerning establishing viscose factory and BMRE of jute mills under BJMC…Full Article: Nov 2016

Key Point

  • In late October and early November 2016, a Bangladeshi delegation, led by the Secretary of its Jute and Textiles Ministry, visited China. Afterwards, a Chinese delegation visited Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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  • From 2011 to 2013, Chinese production of jute, ambary, and hemp decreased from 75,182 MTs to 61,217 MTs. In 2013, Henan Province accounted for 60% (~36,500 MTs) of total output, followed by Anhui Province at 21% (nearly 13,000 MTs).
  • Jute, ambary, and hemp are fiber crops like cotton, but with the difference that their fiber is collected from the phloem or skin/stem of the plant. Production of these special crops is spread out along eastern, central and southern China. In 2011, Henan Province had 8,120 hectares of land (or 42% of total land) dedicated to jute, ambary, and hemp production.

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