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National cotton production will increase slightly in 2020

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——Li Suoqiang, Director of the Rural Department of the National Bureau of Statistics, interpreted cotton production

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   The national cotton production data released by the National Bureau of Statistics show that the national cotton production in 2020 is 5.91 million tons, an increase of 21,000 tons over the previous year, an increase of 0.4%.

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   1. The national cotton sown area declined

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   The national cotton sown area in 2020 will be 3169.9 thousand hectares (47.548 million acres), a decrease of 169.4 thousand hectares (2.541 million acres) from the previous year, a decrease of 5.1%. In terms of regions, Xinjiang, my country’s largest cotton-producing area, guided cotton production in accordance with the principle of “controlling area, improving quality and efficiency”. The sown area of ​​cotton was 2501.9 thousand hectares (37.529 million mu), a decrease of 386,000 hectares (579,000 hectares) from the previous year. Mu), down 1.5%. Affected by factors such as planting efficiency and agricultural structure adjustment in other cotton areas, cotton sown area has declined. The cotton area in the Yangtze River Basin[1] had a sown area of ​​283.8 thousand hectares (4.257 million mu), a decrease of 567,000 hectares (85 million mu) from the previous year, a decrease of 16.6%; the cotton area in the Yellow River Basin[2] had a sown area of ​​358.9 thousand hectares ( 5.383 million mu), a decrease of 699,000 hectares (1.049 million mu) over the previous year, a decrease of 16.3%.

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   2. National cotton yield has increased

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   The national cotton yield per unit area in 2020 is 1,864.5 kg/ha (124.3 kg/mu), an increase of 100.9 kg/ha (6.7 kg/mu) over the previous year, an increase of 5.7%. The climatic conditions in Xinjiang’s cotton area are relatively suitable, the occurrence of pests and diseases is relatively light, and the growth of cotton is good. The cotton yield per unit area is 2062.7 kg/ha (137.5 kg/mu), an increase of 93.8 kg/ha (6.3 kg/mu) over the previous year, an increase of 4.8 %. Therefore, Xinjiang’s cotton output increased by 159,000 tons over the previous year, an increase of 3.2%. The cotton area in the Yangtze River Basin was affected by floods, and the cotton yield per unit area was 1011.1 kg/ha (67.4 kg/mu), a decrease of 53.4 kg/ha (3.6 kg/mu) from the previous year, a decrease of 5.0%; the cotton area in the Yellow River Basin The yield was 1175.0 kg/ha (78.3 kg/mu), an increase of 57.3 kg/ha (3.8 kg/mu) over the previous year, an increase of 5.1%.

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  [1] The cotton area in the Yangtze River Basin includes 5 provinces: Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan. To

  [2] The Yellow River Basin cotton area includes 6 provinces (cities): Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan and Shaanxi.

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