China has started increasing imports of cotton from India. Demand from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam has also increased.
So far this year (October – September) over 6 million bales (1 bale = 170 kg) of cotton have already shipped out of India,and another 1 million bales are expected to be exported in the next month.
Total cotton exports are expected to reach 10 million bales this year. The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) had previously projected 9 million bales of exports in cotton year 13-14. During the previous year exports were 10.14 million bales.