CCI Concludes Fact-Finding Mission to Xinjiang
Cotton Council International (CCI) representatives have completed a fact-finding mission to Xinjiang, China, which revealed that the region is rapidly developing its textile complex. China's large textile conglomerates are already expanding their operations to the region, with hopes of placing Xinjiang at the center of textile trade moving west toward Europe.
The CCI team met with Xinjiang Bingtuan leaders, the China Cotton Association (CCA), China Cotton Industrial Group, farmers and textile industry executives. The demand for quality cotton and cotton yarns in China continues to grow, while partnerships with Chinese entities are extending across borders as the supply chain evolves.
Findings from the trip show that Xinjiang is advancing its textile complex within the next 10 years to install 20 million spindles. Garment manufacturing is based in three main hubs - Korla, Aksu and Shihezi. Plantings in the Yellow and Yangtse River areas are predicted to shrivel in coming years, while the Xinjiang crop experiences a gradual decline.