Statis­tics bureau says cot­ton yield drops

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

China’s cot­ton yield continued to drop in 2016 as the grow­ing area for the crop de­creased, of­fi­cial data showed. Yields of cot­ton de­creased 260,000 met­ric tons to 5.34 mil­lion tons, a 4.6 per­cent de­crease year-onyear, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Bureau of Statis­tics. The cul­ti­va­tion area of cot­ton fields in China fell by 420,500 hectares to 3.376 mil­lion hectares, a year-on-year de­crease of 11.1 per­cent, said Huang Bingxin, a se­nior statis­ti­cian.

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