1. The cotton marketing year starts since 1st September to 31st August next year.2. The data of beginning inventory and ending inventory includes that of the national reservedcotton, inventory of industry and commerce and imported cotton.3. The data of imported cotton includes that of the imported cotton with customs clearance and theones without clearance in the bonded areas.4. Total amounts are shown rounded to the whole number.
3. China Cotton Industry Stocks Data (Oct.2013)4.
According to the sample survey of the national cotton market monitoring system, the cotton stocksof the surveyed textile mills averagely afford to the consumption for 35 days (delivery at portsincluded), month-to-month growth of 7.4 days less and year-on-year growth of 0.5 days. As the estimation, national cotton industry inventory amounts to around 768,000 tons, month-to-month growth of 17.4% down, year-on-year growth of 1.4% up. Cotton stockpile differs in variousprovinces, especially in Shanghai, Anhui and Hunan.
5. Cotton Warehousing of 153,000 tons in Qingdao Bonded Areaas of End Sep.2013
Upon the data from Qingdao Bonded Area, the cotton inventory counts up to 153,000 tons,including Australian cotton of 60,000 tons, Indian cotton of 35,000 tons, Tanzania cotton of 4,000tons and Uzbekistan cotton, as of the end of September 2013.In the last week of Sep., the delivery of Indian cotton increases sharply, up to over 8,000 tons; U.S.cotton remaining more than 1,000 tons. Regarding the price, American cotton basically keeps thesimilar level. Both Indian cotton and African cotton grow 0.3 percent, 93.3 cents up and 93.8 centsup.