China is emerging as a new global center for wool processing more than 400,000
tonnes of wool a year, one-third of the world''s total, the general administration
of customs said.
China imported 2,02,000 tonnes of wool in the first
seven months of this year, up 26.8 per cent from the same period last year, it
said, adding, the increase in imports was largely due to short supply and mounting
demand at home.
reports, meanwhile, said China''s growing imports have aggravated environmental
concerns in the wool processing industry.
wool scouring and processing techniques result in different poisonous chemicals
being released in the waste water.