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China�s role on the international cotton market

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  • Carolina Gavagnin

    () (GRETA Associati, Venice)

  • Maria Bruna Zolin

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

Abstract

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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  • Carolina Gavagnin & Maria Bruna Zolin, 2013. "China�s role on the international cotton market," Working Papers 2013:27, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  • Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2013:27
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    1. 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, March.
    2. Ronald Findlay & Kevin H. O'Rourke, 2003. "Commodity Market Integration, 1500-2000," NBER Chapters,in: Globalization in Historical Perspective, pages 13-64 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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