Cotton Production in India Surpasses China’s Output

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During the past decade, cotton production in India has experienced exponential growth. According to Commodity Online, output has increased from 15.8 million bales of cotton in 2002 to 40.2 million bales of cotton in 2014. Now, 37 percent of the world’s cotton acreage is in India. That means India has surpassed the cotton production in China and is only trailing the U.S. It’s estimated that after the U.S., India is now the largest exporter of Cotton. China is the biggest importer.

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