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Shandong_CottonBoomin2006_Droopingin2007

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Shandong_CottonBoomin2006_Droopingin2007

    By Wang Ting

    place among others. Moreover, Shandong Province shipped ccording to National Bureau of Statistics, the output

    abroad 12.28 billion USD textiles and garments in 2006, with of yarn in Shandong province reached 4.77 million

    a rise of 15.66% and shared 8.53% of the total export around Atons in 2006, ascending by 25.65% comparing with

    China; meanwhile, the import arrived at 1.53 billion USD, that of 2005, and making Shandong achieve the first place

    increasing by 1.53% against 2005, and took a proportion of among other districts(See Sheet 1). In 2006, the production

    8.5% of the total, which ranked the fourth place among other capacity of cotton spinning exceeded 90 million spindles

    districts. (according to the output of yarn in 2006), thereinto, 23 million

    Due to the continuously-improved spinning capability, the spindles, nearly 25% of the total, came from Shandong

    production in Shandong province advanced significantly in province. According to the consumption amount of cotton, the

    recent years. During 2006, the output of cotton in Shandong whole nation consumed 11.90 million tons in the year of 2006,

    achieved 1.02 million tons, up by 20.9% and accounted for and Shandong province expended 3.30 million tons, accounted

    15.2% of the total, being the second largest cotton producer for 27% of the total.

    only behind Xinjiang province. However, domestic output

    Sheet 1 Top 10 Yarn & Fabric Producersby Districts was still hard to meet the demand of yarn production, so Districts Districts Yarn (10,000tons) Fabric (100 million meters) that the import of cotton in Shandong province increased 2006 Against 2006 Against % % markedly. 2005% 2005% Whole Nation 1722.24 19.86 100 Whole Nation 437.87 14.84 100 S h a n d o n g i m p o r t e d 1 . 2 5 m i l l i o n t o n s o f c o t t o n Shandong 25.65 27.68 Shandong 18.63 23.82 476.66 104.32 d u r i n g t h e w h o l e y e a r o f 2 0 0 6 , r i s i n g b y 3 8 . 0 7 % Province Province comparing with 2005, sharing one third of the total Jiangsu 13.9 20.35 Zhejiang 10.02 22.26 350.56 97.47

     Province Province amount around China. Of them, Qingdao port achieved Henan 31.04 10.94 Jiangsu 15.47 14.83 188.36 64.95 the foremost place among other ports with an import Province Province volume of 1.46 million tons, taking 39.96% of the total Zhejiang 16.73 6.73 Guangdong 9.02 6.51 115.83 28.51

     Province Province in 2006 (See Sheet 2). Hubei 20.92 6.19 Hebei Province 28.23 24.36 6.54 106.64 Province

    Fujian 47.34 5.8 Hubei Province 25.52 14.49 5.83 99.81

     Province

    Hebei 24.5 5.02 Fujian Province 19.5 21.12 4.45 86.38

     Province

    Anhui 1 2.23 Henan Province 18.79 22.33 4.29 38.49 Province

    Hunan 28.09 2.09 Sichuan 12.88 1.78 36.02 7.8 Province Province

    Guangdong -4.99 2.05 Shanxi Province 7.8 -0.76 1.78 35.22

     Province

    The output of fabrics reached 10.43 billion meters in 2006, up by 18.63% comparing with 2005, and accounted for 23.82% of the total around China in 2006, ranking the first

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    Thereinto, India became the largest supplier: the total Sheet 2 Top 10Cot ton Importersb y Districts imports reached 48,000 tons, with a rise of 43.9% against Unit: ton, $10,000USD the same time of last year, accounting for 47.1% of the total Districts Average 2006 Against 2005% imports. Meanwhile, the imports from the US decreased to Volume Value Volume Value Price

    16,000 tons, falling down by 70.1%. Another large supplier In total: 3641444 486678 41.8 52.5 1.34

    Shandong 1245867 170389 38.07 49.56 1.37 was Burkina Faso, from which the arrived at 18,000 tons, Beijing 719711 92525 22.02 27.87 1.29 increasing by 2.3 times comparing with the correspondent Jiangsu 459088 62745 121.41 134.51 1.37

    Shanghai 368247 49046 30.51 43.34 1.33 time of last year. The imports from these countries accounted Zhejiang 231141 30199 55.86 68.08 1.31 for 80.4% of the total through Shandong ports during the first Guangzhou 140446 18407 7.05 15.04 1.31 two months of 2007. Tianjin 91976 11925 24.43 36.66 1.30

    Xinjiang 67515 9024 38.06 56.68 1.34 Three major reasons led to the substantial decrease in Henan 67234 8719 74.36 84.94 1.30 cotton imports: firstly, bumper cotton harvest quickened cotton Hebei 64745 8402 171.8 183.52 1.30

    purchase and sales in domestic cotton market. According to

    the China Cotton Association, in 2006 China harvested 6.73 However, during the first two months in 2007, Shandong

    million tons cotton, ascending by 17.8% against the previous province suffered a sharp drop in imports. According to the

    year, setting a new high record; statistics from Qingdao Customs, during Jan-Feb. 2007,

    Then, in order to protect domestic market and growers' Shandong imported 102,000 tons cotton with a value of USD

    interest, the government controlled the release of import 140 million, declining by 57.7% and 57.4% respectively

    quotas and increased import sliding tax; meanwhile, due comparing with the same period last year.

    to the sufficient stock made before the Spring Festival, the The imports for bonded area storage and processing

    textile industry in China was less interested in importing t r a d e w e r e t h e m a i n t r a d e m o d e s , w h i c h a m o u n t e d t o

    cotton. Furthermore, by the end of last year, the government 35 thousand tons and 32 thousand tons, down by 21.1%

    released the remaining quotas of 2006, most cotton enterprises a n d 6 8 . 8 % r e s p e c t iv e l y, a c c o u n t i n g f o r 6 6 . 3 % o f t h e

    imported a large quantity of cotton to add inventory at the end total imports. Moreover, the import of general trade and

    of last year, so that a sufficient inventory early this year also bonded warehouses totaled 18,000 tons and 16,000 tons,

    could affect the cotton imports. respectively, dropping by 69.8% and 50.7%.

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