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Cotton Posts Longest Rally in 30 Years on U.S. Supply Concerns

Cotton capped a sixth straight monthly gain, the longest rally in three decades, as drought parches fields in Texas, while a deluge threatens crops in southeast areas of the U.S., the world's top exporter.

Cotton Production in India Seen at Record as Rain Boosts Yields

The cotton harvest in India, the world's second-biggest grower, will probably increase to a record this year as the best monsoon since 2007 improves yields, said the textile commissioner.

cotton acres shrivel

speculative buying pushed cotton prices 18% higher over the first quarter of 2013, and usda's prospective plantings report, which sharply reduced cotton acreage, added to the gains. but the outlook for cotton is not all that rosy. last week, china announced it would sell more government held reserves of cotton, a move that's expected to have a price dampening effect.

Cotton Glut Expands to Record as Hanes Profit Gains: Commodities

The fourth straight year of surplus cotton output and the biggest drop in Chinese imports since 2000 are creating record global inventories, signaling higher profits for the makers of Hanes underwear.

china’s cotton imports seen exceeding usda estimates

cotton imports by china, the biggest consumer of the fiber, will exceed a u.s. estimate for the 12 months through july as government stockpiling to boost farmers' incomes exacerbates a shortage.

cotton planting in india seen gaining on early monsoon rains

farmers in india, the world's second-largest cotton grower, may plant more of the crop than estimated after monsoon rains covered the main growing regions early, easing a drought that cut production the previous year. prices declined.

cotton crops slumping most since 1993 as china buys

cotton harvests are heading for the biggest drop in more than two decades as farmers from the u.s. to india reduce planting and china increases demand for higher- quality imports.

cotton moving average signals further slide: technical analysis

cotton futures already headed for their biggest monthly drop since september will fall further to the lowest price since late january, according to technical analysis by michael t. sweeney at broker marex spectron.

cotton hits longest rally since december on china-led purchases

cotton futures gained for the fourth straight session on signs of robust demand for supplies from the u.s., the world’s biggest exporter.

sales of upland cotton from the u.s. in the week ended jan. 10 jumped 73 percent from a week earlier, the u.s. department of agriculture said in a report yesterday. gross domestic product rose 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier in china, the world’s biggest cotton consumer and importer, the national bureau of statistics said in beijing today.

“the latest u.s. export sales report once again surprised positively,” with buyers including 19 different markets, peter egli, director at chicago-based plexus cotton ltd., said in an e-mailed report.


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