Vietnam: Cotton and Products Annual

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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 at the end of calendar year 2018, including rising cotton prices and slowing demand for cotton yarns from China. In MY19/20, FAS/Vietnam forecasts Vietnam’s cotton imports up to almost 7.6 million bales as the spinning industry continues to enlarge with the expansion of existing mills and new foreign direct investment (FDI) capturing business opportunities created from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA). U.S. cotton continues to dominate the Vietnam market, accounting for about 52 percent in MY18/19.

Vietnam: Cotton and Products Annual