In the Covid-19 pandemic year, the cotton value-chain, like others, has faced unprecedented disruptions. The industry was expected to have a decrease in the production and consumption owing to the Covid restrictions. Yet the cotton textiles supply chain in India has shown resilience, as the cotton consumption in the country during 2021-2022 is expected to reach around 26 million bales which is at par with pre-Covid consumption levels.
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Africa is staring at significantly large supply gap if textile capability is not built-up now.
The rising population and per capita consumption means either Africa should invest on developing a continental eco-system now or must resign to dominance from the Asian behemoths for decades to come.