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Cotton Prices Up A Penney in December

Cotton prices rose by over a penny in December, from almost 70 cents per pound to over 71 cents. This follows two-cent increases in each of the prior two months. The 7-market average U.S. spot price for upland cotton rose steadily during the month. Prices remain… Read More

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China’s Mixed Bag of Cotton Imports

Despite being the world’s largest producer of cotton, China’s imports of that commodity have expanded dramatically in the past year, mostly in response to the Chinese government’s concentrated stockpiling efforts. Since producing cotton within China is more expensive than doing so in such locations as… Read More

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June Cotton Prices Spike, then Settle

After jumping in the middle of the month, cotton prices ended June pretty much where they started. The 7-market average U.S. spot price was 67.5 cents on June 29, virtually unchanged from the end of May. The stabilization in cotton prices has helped reduce cost pressure… Read More

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