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July 11, 2019
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
July 11, 2019
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton.
June 10, 2019
Post estimates Vietnam’s cotton imports in marketing year (MY) 2018/2019 down to 1.55 million metric tons (MMT), due to the difficulties facing Vietnam’s spinning sector....
May 30, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has now spread across 15 Chinese provinces....
May 30, 2019
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
May 17, 2019
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
May 7, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has spread across China’s southern border and currently impacts about 8,500 hectares....
April 17, 2019
Australian cotton production is forecast at 2.2 million bales for 2019/20.
April 17, 2019
Post forecasts consumption of cotton in the Malaysian textile industry at just over 66,000 metric tons (MT) in marketing year (MY) 2019/20, a 5 percent increase from the previous year.
April 16, 2019
China’s marketing year (MY) 19/20 cotton production is forecast at 6 million metric tons (MMT), compared to an estimated 6.07 MMT in MY18/19.
April 10, 2019
This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Malaysia.
April 5, 2019
Due to little or no growth expected in textile exports, cotton imports are forecast to increase only marginally in 2019/20.
April 3, 2019
MY2018/19 and MY2019/20 cotton imports are expected to grow at a slow pace due to high cotton prices and economic uncertainty. Imports of U.S. cotton are expected to decline significantly....
April 1, 2019
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.
March 15, 2019
China’s food regulatory regime continues to evolve. In 2017, China issued numerous new regulations and measures to reflect the requirements introduced under the 2015 Food Safety Law.
February 15, 2019
Post estimates Vietnam’s cotton imports in marketing year (MY) 2017/2018 up to 1.5 million metric tons (MMT), a 26 percent increase over MY16/17, as Vietnam’s spinning sector continues to expand....
February 14, 2019
After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
December 11, 2018
MY2018/19 cotton imports are expected to increase slightly in line with increased yarn production.
December 5, 2018
China’s addition of 0.8 MMT of cotton import quotas this year is expected to push imports up to 1.5 million metric tons (MMT) in marketing year (MY) 18/19.
November 29, 2018
There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from January 2018.

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