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Quick facts about Xinjiang's cotton industry

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China is one of the largest producers of cotton in the world. The country supplies over one-fifth of the cotton used globally and about 87 percent of the Chinese output of the product comes from its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

CGTNUpdated: April 2, 2021

China is one of the largest producers of cotton in the world. The country supplies over one-fifth of the cotton used globally and about 87 percent of the Chinese output of the product comes from its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Why is Xinjiang the top producer of cotton in China? How does the cotton industry help the local economy? Here are the facts you need to know.


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