Exports of cotton yarn by China increased by 33.3 per centin 2021. However, they declined by 28.7 per cent compared with that in 2019, as per data by China customs.
China’s cotton yarn exports increased by 33.3 per cent to 170kt, against 12.7kt in 2020, but declined by 28.7 per cent compared with that in 2019. It peaked in 2018 during the past ten years. The decrease in exports mainly lies in the production distribution and transfer of cotton textile industrial chain in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The product structure did not change much compared with that in the past years. It was still centered on combed cotton yarn, as combed 30.4-46.6S, combed 54.8-66S and combed over 66S still ranked the top three in exports, but the shares of combed cotton yarn decreased by 2.3 per cent on the year and that of uncombed 8.2-25S improved by 2.3%.
The export volume of combed 30.4-46.6S/1 and ply yarn, and combed 8.2-25S dropped obviously by 25 per cent, 11 per cent and 2 per cent respectively, while that of uncombed 8.2-25S, combed 46.6-54.8S and combed over 66S increased by 39 per cent, 22 per cent and 22 per cent respectively.