Chinese Cotton Policy Podcasts
In response to volatility during the 2010/11 crop year, China implemented policies to stabilize domestic cotton acreage and prices. This was accomplished by setting guaranteed prices for producers that were far higher than historic averages.
These policies were always meant to be temporary, and the accumulation of cotton into government hands made it unsustainable. Reforms to these policies began in the spring of 2014. Consequences of reforms progressively announced since then have had successive implications for cotton prices around the world.
The purpose of this podcast series is provide the context and details behind recent Chinese policies and reforms needed to understand they have contributed to the evolution in prices.
A downloadable PDF desk reference of key terms can be found here.
China has dramatically changed its support programs. What does this mean for cotton?
Review the effects Chinese policies have had on domestic and international cotton markets.
Learn about the Chinese reserve system and cotton import quotas.
China dominates many statistical categories; learn how these figures have shifted.
Changes to the Chinese cotton situation may have led the world into a new era for prices.