Cotton is a natural fibre, like silk, wool, or linen. Alongside natural fibres, there are artificial and synthetic man-made fibres. Artificial fibres (such as viscose rayon and acetates) are made from organic polymers derived from natural raw materials, mainly cellulose. Synthetic fibres (including acrylics, polyamides, and polyesters) are generally derived from petrochemicals.
UNCTAD Infocomm/ ICAC Partnership
Enhanced cooperation is being established between the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) and UNCTAD to promote information exchanges and transparency on the cotton market. In this regard, information on international cotton market is regularly updated as the ICAC makes available to Infocomm an abstract of its monthly outlook as regards the World Cotton Situation.
For more information, please consult ICAC website.
Outlook of the World Cotton Market
Besides the Outlook of world cotton market made available to Infocomm users by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), ICAC also produces press releases relating to the state of the international cotton market.
Monthly Press Releases