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China Sourcing Update: Prices of Natural Textile Materials (Oct 2017)

1. Cotton price indices stay high in October

The price indices of cotton stayed high and fluctuated within a narrow range in October. The CC Index 3128B, for example, hovered between 15,970 and 15,998 throughout the month before closing at 15,998 on 31 October, slightly higher than the index reading of 15,995 on 29 September (see exhibit 1).

According to media reports, cotton harvest has been underway in Xinjiang, the major cotton growing region in China. The domestic supply of cotton is expected to increase as more cotton from Xinjiang will arrive in market in the coming months. Therefore, we expect cotton prices to peak soon.


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