A slowing economy in America and other developed countries has hit the consumption of cotton.

And measures adopted by some countries to restrict cotton imports will have an adverse effect on the export of textiles by China's major textile producers.

Latest reports say cotton is still in excessive supply in China. According to the All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperative, the total output of cotton is expected to increase by nine per cent in 2001 - 2002.

And although cotton prices in China are pointing to a downward trend in the second half of the year, industry experts say they will remain at a high level with no room for sharp drops.

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