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China’s role on the international cotton market

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  • Carolina Gavagnin

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    (GRETA Associati, Venice)

  • Maria Bruna Zolin

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    (Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

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    The aim of this paper is to investigate the main features of world cotton market by focusing on the role of China, and analysing the effect of predetermined macroeconomic variables on Chinese cotton market. First, a global overview of cotton market is given; after that, the main reasons for considering China as the leading country in this sector are illustrated. To follow the paper analyses what factors and to which extent they may have affected Chinese cotton production, consumption and international trade over the last years by means of a correlation matrix. Findings and conclusions are lastly presented.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" in its series Working Papers with number 2013:27.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2013:27

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    Keywords: Cotton; China; Production; Consumption; Trade; Man-made Fibres; Public Policies;

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    1. Findlay, Ronald & O'Rourke, Kevin H, 2002. "Commodity Market Integration 1500-2000," CEPR Discussion Papers 3125, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Veronique Theriault & Renata Serra & James A. Sterns, 2013. "Prices, institutions, and determinants of supply in the Malian cotton sector," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 44(2), pages 161-174, 03.
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