Cotton Price to Influence Textiles

The record price achieved for cotton would increase operating costs for enterprises in 2011.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The contract for December delivery closed at $ 1.2463 a pound on Friday, versus $ 1.1971 the previous week, according to Dean Garcia, director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile Industry. In the last three months the price has increased by 56%.

"For Nicaragua's textile sector it could mean 'stagnation' of sales, so we should be analyzing strategies to confront the situation," reported.

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