By admin       2017-12-19

China 2017 cotton output 5.5 mln tonnes, up 2.7 pct from year ago China 2017 cotton output reached 5.5 million tonnes, up 2.7 pct from a year earlier - China's National Bureau of Statistics said China 2017 cotton acreage was at 3.23 million hectares, down 4.3 pct from year ago, the statistics bureau said Acreage in Xinjiang, China's top cotton producer, rose 8.7 percent year on year to 1.96 million hectares Acreage in other cotton production areas including Yellow River area and Yangtze river area, dropped due to low profits and adjustment of planting structure Cotton output in Xinjiang was 4.1 million tonnes in 2017, accounting for 74.4 percent of the national total China 2017 cotton yield rose 7.3 pct year on year.

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