Chinese and World Cotton Prices

The A-Index of world cotton prices (the yellow line) generally parallels ICE cotton futures (the green line) at a premium.  China’s internal cotton price (the blue line) is usually higher than world prices, but the spread collapsed in April 2022 with a big uptick in the A-index.  Similarly, The ICE cotton Jul’22 contract traded higher than the Chinese price since May 11.

 

 

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