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China remains top cotton producer
Over the period under review, cotton fabric production continues to indicate a mild decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 with an increase of 5.9 per cent year-to-year. Cotton fabric production attained its peak level at $59.6 billion in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, production failed to regain momentum. In 2018, production of woven cotton fabrics in Asia was 6.2 billion sq. mt, declining -4.2 per cent against the previous year. In value terms, cotton fabric production stood at $46.9 billion in 2018 estimated in export prices.
China remained the largest cotton fabric producing country in Asia, accounting for 50 per cent of total production. It was followed by Turkey with a production of 833 million sq. mt. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India which produced 792 million sq. mt.of cotton fabric.