Global Organic Cotton Market: An Analysis

Despite the global recession in 2009, market for organic cotton continued to rise in the period 2005-2009. Organic cotton currently represents only 1.1% of total global cotton production, but the market for organic cotton is witnessing continued and rapid expansion driven mainly by growing consumer interest in ‘green’ products, significant expansion of existing organic cotton programs by brands and retailers, and the growing usage in personal care items, home furnishings, clothing etc. India remained the top organic cotton producing nation in 2009-10 for the third straight year. Other major organic cotton producers include Syria, Turkey, China and the US.
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Source: (Thursday, August 25, 2011)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Submitted by Andrea Bischof


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