China’s Cotton Output Rebounds in 2017

China’s cotton output ended a four-year declining streak, increasing 2.7 percent in 2017, as yield per hectare saw strong growth, official data showed Monday [18 December 2017]. Cotton output increased 142,000 tons to around 5.49 million tons, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2017 Key Points In 2017, Xinjiang

China Backs Sisal Production in Tanzania

A local worker transports sisal fibre at a farm in Tanzania’s Morogoro region on Nov. 15, 2017. The farm was established by China-Africa Agriculture Investment Co. Ltd in 2000…Full Article: The Global Times Nov 2017 Key Point The Chinese-backed farm in Morogoro Region, central Tanzania, produces approximately 2,000 MTs of sisal fiber annually. ChinaAg Comment

Xinjiang Region Sets Ambitious Target to Create 100,000 New Textile Jobs in 2017

Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a major cotton production base in Northwest China, is aiming to create more than 100,000 new textile jobs in 2017, through intensive processing projects such as garment manufacturing. Yin Xiaodong, an official in the region’s textile industry, said Monday [9 January 2017] that the number would account for two-thirds of planned

China National Cotton Reserves Corporation to be Absorbed by Sinograin in SASAC Shakeup

China’s state-asset watchdog said Wednesday [21 November 2016] that China National Cotton Reserves Corporation will no longer be under its supervision and be merged with another state-owned company. The state cotton reserve manager will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Grain Reserves Corporation (Sinograin), the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) said in a

China to Promote Jute and Viscose Rayon Production in Bangladesh

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

Chinese Experts Assisting Cotton Production in Osh Region, Kyrgyzstan

“Chinese seeds, fertilizers and pesticides are revitalizing our cotton fields,” said 60-year-old Nurdinov Nizomidin, as he wedged his feet through his lush cropland in southern Kyrgyzstan, smiling…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2016 Key Point In 2003, China sent experts from its Institute of Cotton Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) to Kara-Suu,

Ürümqi Customs Reports Increasing Textile and Garment Exports to Central Asia

Textile and garment exports to Central Asia and Russia via ports in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region increased by more than 60 percent in the first five months of 2016 from the same period last year…Full Article: The Global Times July 2016 Key Point Approximately 70% of Chinese textile and garment exports via Xinjiang customs