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The Kenya government to revive its dwindling cotton industry has take up strategically move to expand cotton production which for the counties in Nyanza regions would be part of 950,120 acres to be used for cotton farming. They will rely on rain-fed and irrigation methods. Boosting cotton production in Nyanza region from 40,000 bales of lint to 70,000 yearly, said Interim manager for Fibre Crops Regulation and Compliance John Adhola.

Renewed buying interest at the cotton market helped the rates to keep present levels in the process of trading on Wednesday, as per dealers. At the Karachi Cotton Exchange, active trading was recorded, while spot rates remained unchanged at Rs6,600/maund (37.324kg) and Rs7,073/40kg.

Vietnamese on its way to achieve the textile and garment export target of $31 billion for 2017, according to Le Tien Truong, general director of Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex). As the average export growth rate in August and September indicates the target is achievable, another $8 billion worth of exports is needed before the year end.

Pakistan government to meet the growing needs of key textile industry has allowed cotton imports from India, but at the same time tough set of rules imposed for consignments from the neighboring country, officials said on Thursday. Pakistan, which is the world’s fourth largest cotton producing country, falls short of around four million bales a year to meet the local demand of nearly 16 million bales.

The Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association (SLAEA) had set a target of achieving US $ 8.5 billion exports by 2020 but due to the delays in regaining the duty free access via GSP Plus to the European Union (EU) and the economic and political uncertainties in key Sri Lankan export markets, the apparel industry has set its sights lower for the medium term with a US $ 8 billion annual export target to be reached by 2022.

Philippine cotton industry facing multi year slump and currently importing all of the cotton required by the local textile industry, is now anticipating a renaissance through the help of an innovative, science-based crop that farmers began planting this month.