Wednesday, May 13, 2015


China Stockpiling: Still Not a Long-Term Solution

Three years ago, in this column, Informa Economics looked at the issue of China stockpiling domestic cotton. The article proved prophetic in that the unintended consequences of the program that was in place from 2011-2013 are now being addressed by the Chinese government, which subsequently began selling cotton from the reserve in 2014, and then implemented a policy of direct farmer subsidy. In their follow-up study, “China Stockpiling: Still Not a Long-Term Solution,” Informa Economics reexamines the impact the past actions and more recent policies are having on Chinese farmers, domestic cotton sowings and on world cotton prices.

Read the full study here.

From the May 2015 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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