China, the world's largest cotton user, is reportedly looking to buy 1M metric tons of cotton...

|By:, SA News Editor

China, the world's largest cotton user, is reportedly looking to buy 1M metric tons of cotton from the U.S. to boost government stockpiles. Sources say 160K tons have been bought since last week. "The Chinese government has become the most important factor in global demand and supply," says analyst Dong Shuangwei, even as "the fundamentals still paint a rather gloomy picture." Cotton futures +2.43%.