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  • 6.3.4-MARKET PROFILES-EXPECTED MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

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  • Expected market developments

    Chapter 6 - Market profiles - India 

     
     
    The Indian Cotton Mills Federation (ICMF) has projected that in the wake of the abolition of the quota regime, India will require about 5.95 million tons of cotton by 2010. The Indian textile industry will require imports of 255 thousand tons of extra long staple cotton by 2010, much higher than the present level of production of 44.2 thousand tons in 2005/06. India’s production of ELS cotton is far below the local requirements. African farmers can profit from these opportunities in the years to come.